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Kaithi first look: Karthi looks intense in a bloodied avatar


The poster features Karthi against what appears to be bloodied bars of a prison cell.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Karthi, who was seen on screen in Rajath Ravishankar’s Dev released in February, is gearing up for the release of his next film with director Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram (2017) fame.

An action thriller, the first look poster and title of the film, was unveiled on Friday. Karthi took to Twitter to reveal that the film has been titled Kaithi.

The poster features Karthi against what appears to be bloodied bars of a prison cell. It looks like this could be a story of a prisoner.

While releasing the poster on his Twitter page, Karthi wrote: “A full-fledged action thriller. Happy to be working with a lot of good actors and technicians (sic).”

The film, which also stars Narain, Dheena and George Mariyan, doesn’t feature a leading lady.

In a recent interview to The Times of India, Kanagaraj said: “Karthi does have a romantic interest in this film, but this character will not be on screen. However, audiences will not feel the absence of the heroine. It is an out-and-out action thriller, and will be intense and emotional.”

The makers have shot 70% of the film in and around Chennai and Tirunelveli. With the project on the verge of completion, Karthi is soon expected to shed his thick bearded look for his next project with Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph.

Apparently, Karthi will be seen sharing screen space with his sister-in-law Jyothika in Jeethu Joseph’s upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film.

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