Dili (Karthi) is a prisoner who is yearning to see his daughter. He hasn’t seen her ever since she was born because of a crime he committed. A little girl who grew up in an orphanage is awaiting a visitor.
Bejoy (Narain), an honest police officer and his team seize drugs and illegal weapons worth Rs 800 crore. A group of smugglers are willing to go to any extent to retrieve their goods from the police. Meanwhile, a group of college students are stuck at a police station with a new constable.
At one point in time, all these stories converge and make it a gripping watch.
Karthi is a natural talent and ever once in a while, he goes on to prove this statement by churning out such a gem of a film. He has lived as his character Dili, a transformed prisoner.
Narain as the police officer is sincere with his efforts. He goes back to the Anjaathey days and puts up a great performance as Bejoy, a sincere and honest officer.
It is safe to say that KPY fame Dheena has played himself in the film. He makes sure that people laugh even at difficult times.
Harish Uthaman, Ramana, Kanna Ravi, and his gang have delivered top-notch performances. When you look at them, you fear their existence and shocked to see how far they can go.
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Kaithi is a perfect example of the phrase magic happens when a kick-ass script meets power-packed performances. In Kaithi, the screenplay is the hero.
We can deem Kaithi as a commercial film as it has its own mass moments. It is commendable that Lokesh has not only treated the hero with such moments. He has also done that with the villains.
Kaithi’s strength lies in the intricate screenplay which deals with a lot of sub-plots. All the parallel stories have a beginning and an ending.
Composer Sam CS’s arresting background score is one of the best aspects of Kaithi. After Vikram Vedha, this is easily called as his best work.
Also, cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan’s work is impeccable. Since the majority of the film happens at night, he has played with the lights, angles, and coloring.
As you watch the film, sometimes you feel like the film is going in circles. But, Kaithi continues to be intriguing because it packs a lot of punch in the multiple characters.
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Kaithi is easily one of the best Tamil films in 2019. The film is high on detailing and had a lot of interesting storylines that will keep you engrossed throughout the film.