Actor Gautham Karthik who had his entry into Tamil cinema through Mani Ratnam’s Kadal has been in a success drought for some time now. He is yet to deliver a solid commercial success ever since his superhit adult entertainer Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu. The Anandham Vilayadum Veedu actor had his last outing in the likes of the action movie Yutha Satham which hit the theaters under the directorial of Ezhil with actor Parthiban in the lead. The project did not live up to the expectations of the audience, and thus left the screens unnoticed. The actor has now put that behind him, and is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming entertainer christened Criminal. Actress Janani of Thegidi fame has depicted the female lead role in the film. Storyteller Dhakshina Moorthy Ramar has penned and directed the entertainer. The venture went on floors with a small pooja ceremony at the beginning of this year.
Last month the production unit had announced the completion of the first schedule of shoot for the drama. We had also reported the same, and had reported that the team is shooting on a tight schedule as they are eyeing to bring the entertainer to the theaters for summer this year. As reported by us, now the shoot for Criminal is wrapped, and the flick is in the post production stage getting shaped for release. The production unit themselves has announced the news on social media. Taking to their official twitter handle, the production house has dropped a few snaps of the team’s cake cutting celebration, and wrote, “It’s a wrap for Criminal. Starring Gautham Karthik Sarath Kumar Janani Deepthie Orintelu Raveena Ravi.” Here is the tweet made by the production house.
It's a wrap for #Criminal
Starring ⭐ @Gautham_Karthik @realsarathkumar @jananihere @thedeepthie @raveena116 @plthenappan #Karunakaran@Dhaksina_MRamar @SamCSmusic @prasannadop @eforeditor @mesuryarajeevan @stuntsaravanan @ParsaPictures @BigPrintoffl @Haco_Media @DoneChannel1 pic.twitter.com/qweUGhAPCF
— Parsa Pictures Pvt Ltd (@ParsaPictures) March 16, 2023
Criminal is touted to be an intense crime thriller set at the backdrop of Madurai. Actor Gautham Karthik will be seen in the role of a history sheeter, while veteran actor Sarath Kumar has essayed the role of a cop in the film. Apart from actors Gautham Karthik, Sarath Kumar, and Janani, the casting division of the flick has actors Karunakaran, Raveena Ravi, Subathra Robert, Maaran, Deepthie Orintelu, and P L Thenappan portraying various other supporting roles. Music director Sam C S has been brought on board to compose music for the flick. Cinematography Prasanna S Kumar has cranked the camera for the drama. Editor J V Manikanda Balaji has been bestowed with the responsibility to trim the movie. Art director B Sekar has designed the background for the venture. Action director R Sakthi Saravanan has choreographed action moves for the project. The entertainer is funded by P R Meenakshi Sundaram under the banner house Parsa Pictures Pvt Ltd along with I B Karthikeyan for the production company Big Print Pictures.
On the work front, actor Gautham Karthik who was last seen on screens in the action thriller Yutha Satham is getting ready for the release of his upcoming project titled Pathu Thala scripted by director Obeli N Krishna in which he has co starred with actors Silambarasan, and Priya Bhavani Shankar. The Hara Hara Mahadevaki actor is currently busy shooting for his next movie August 16 1947 under the direction of story teller N S Ponkumar in which he will be sharing screen space with debutant actress Revathy. On the other hand, actress Janani who had her last outing in the adult comedy Bagheera is currently busy shooting for her next flick christened Munnarivaan helmed by Vijay Raj in which she will be seen alongside actor Bharath, and for Yakkai Thiri directed by film maker Bharath Mohan in which she will be romancing actor Bharath. Apart from these movies, the actress has Thollaikatchi crafted by director M Sadiq Khan in which she has collaborated with actor Ashwin Kakumanu in the post production stage getting fine tuned for release.