Kanithan (கணிதன்) is about a fraud that destroys the lives of its victims but is less talked in Indian cinema. It’s about forgery of documents, fake degree certificates and identity theft. With such a moving theme behind, Director T.N.Santosh could have got us enthralled but has missed the chance.
For Atharvaa who still is boyish this is a heavy role, of busting a powerful criminal gang that has it’s well wishers in every government department. Unfortunately his role as a TV reporter of an unknown channel doesn’t lend itself well for projecting the vigour needed. His interview with BBC was cliché to the core. The Hero and Villain keep attacking each other with similar techniques too many times, making the climax encounter lose its force.
Catherine Tresa as love interest of Atharvaa has given her best by appearing hot in skinniest costumes as possible like in the song Yappa Chappa. The rhytmic dance movements in that song was catchy, good work by choreographer.
Music by Drums Sivamani sounded gaudy to me. K.Bhagyaraj and Karunakaran’s role are cookie cutter piece, made for sacrificing before the climax. Overall, a film that fails to make its mark.