Karnan movie release: Dhanush’s much-awaited film Karnan, directed by Mari Selvaraj, released in theatres amid huge expectations. Karnan, produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, talks about oppressed people fighting for an identity in society. The early morning shows of Karnan received an overwhelming response from the audience. Many, who watched the film, called it the best work of director Mari Selvaraj and Dhanush.
About the film: ‘Karnan‘
There was some uncertainty regarding the release of Karnan as many anticipated a lockdown. However, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu confirmed the film’s release on Twitter yesterday. He also added that the Karnan team will comply with the Tamil Nadu government’s latest rules to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.
Karnan’s story is set in the suburbs of the Tirunelveli district and talks about the struggles of people living there. Reportedly, the film is based on the Majolai riots of 1999 and the Melavalavu massacre in 1997. Going by the reviews, Karnan is yet another hard-hitting film from director Mari Selvaraj, who made his debut with Pariyerum Perumal.
The cast of Karnan includes Dhanush, Lal, Yogi Babu, Natarajan Subramaniam, Rajisha Vijayan, Gouri Kishan and Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli. Karnan has music by Santhosh Narayanan, cinematography by Theni Eswar and editing by Selva RK.
Karnan Reviews are out
Dhanush’s Karnan will run in theatres across Tamil Nadu with 100 per cent occupancy today. From tomorrow (April 10), according to the new rules imposed by the Tamil Nadu government, theatres will operate with 50 per cent occupancy. This might cause a huge dent in the collections of Karnan.
Fans of Dhanush and Mari Selvaraj are overjoyed as the film is getting overtly positive reviews from the audience. Many die-hard fans, who watched the early morning show, took to Twitter to share their opinions about Karnan.
Here are some reviews:
Dhanush: The star of ‘Karnan’
Born Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, Dhanush made his movie debut with Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. He gained recognition for Polladhavan (2007) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. His role as a rooster fight jockey in Aadukalam (2010) won him a national award for best actor.
Other commercial successes have included titles such as 3 (2012), Maryan (2013), Anegan (2015), Kodi (2016), Vadachennai (2018) and Asuran (2019). Vadachennai emerged as the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film of all time, while Asuran entered the Rs100 crore club within a month of its theatrical release besides winning the actor his second national award.
Over the past decade, Dhanush has also starred in the action comedy film series Maari (2015) and Maari 2 (2018) and Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014) and Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017).
In 2011, Dhanush’s popular song “Why this Kolaveri Di” from the romantic psychological thriller 3 became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s romantic drama Raanjhanaa (2013) alongside Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films, and has made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017).
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