After the successful run of Dev, actor Karthi has unveiled the first-look poster of his forthcoming film titled Kaithi. It is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. The actor took to his twitter handle to release the poster, promising that the film will be a full-fledged action thriller.
First look of #கைதி.
— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) March 8, 2019
The first-look poster featured a painted portrait of the actor in a bearded look. He is behind bars that seem to be blood-soaked.
After the film was announced, a pooja on the sets happened in December last year, and the shooting began in January 2019. According to a Times of India report, the team has already wrapped up its Chennai schedule. “The Chennai schedule was small and lasted only for a few days. But the Thenkasi schedule will be on for some time as it is quite long,” said a source close to the movie.
They took a break during Pongal and resumed shoot for important parts of the film set in Thenkasi, the source added.
In an earlier ToI report, director Lokesh said the film would not have a female lead: “Karthi does have a romantic interest in the film, but the 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.”
Anbariv is the action director for the film, and it is reported that the movie has 70% action scenes. The director said, “The story is set in a place that is neither urban nor rural.” Narain, Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Dheena, Ramana and George play important roles in the movie. Sam CS is the music composer. Sathyan Sooryan, who also worked on Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, is the cinematographer.
Director Kanagaraj made his debut with Maanagram in 2017. He won rave reviews for the movie. It starred Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra and Sree, and was an action thriller with parallel story lines in the screenplay.