The film's release coincided with Vijay's sports film Bigil (2019). The film collected over ₹3.35 crore (US$522,198.1) in Chennai. The drugs belong to Adaikalam, who none of the police officers has seen nor know how he looks. Bejoy thanks Dilli and promises him that he will soon arrange a good life for him and his daughter. Adaikalam's brother Anbu plans to capture the five police officials, kill them, and take their drugs back from them.  The Telugu version of the film was made available to stream through Ahavideo. The film stars Karthi with Narain, Arjun Das, George Maryan and Dheena in pivotal roles. They are guided by Paalpandi, a corrupt cop (recruited by Stephen Raj, Zonal Head of Narcotics Division working for Anbu) who acts unconscious while giving information about the location of the lorry to the gangs. It is produced by S. R. Prakashbabu and S. R. Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures. - Times of India", "Mahesh Babu lauds Karthi's Khaidi: Thrilling action sequences and stellar performances from the team", "Kaithi movie review by audience: Live updates", "Kaithi mints over Rs. were super hits at that time, because we did them differently! This was the first film of Chiranjeevi that crossed the ten million mark in collections, thus also giving him the star status.. Kaithi (transl. They gave a wonderful script for the film. As Anbu and his gang would take the drugs and free Adaikalam's men, Bejoy orders constable Napoleon and a group of college students detained due to drunken driving, to close all the possible exits and to try and keep the gangsters outside the commissioner's office at the cost of their own lives while they wait for higher officials. Khaidi (transl. The vocals for the songs were written and performed by Sam and Sharanya Gopinath, with the latter rapping a few versions in English.. In the last minute, he got a black trouser and black T-shirt from the house, took off the sleeves of the shirt and had the belt above the T-shirt.  The film was titled as Kaithi on 8 March 2018, with the first look poster release, and announced that Karthi will be playing as a prisoner in the film, which the title of the film itself reveals. ...In those times, we never used to think that it could be risky to go out of the way to do something different!  The film collected ₹100 crore (US$15.59 million) worldwide. Prisoner) is a 1983 Indian Telugu-language action film starring Chiranjeevi and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy.  Kaithi was selected for official screening at International Indian Film Festival in Toronto, held in August 2020.. Dilli still manages to kill Paalpandi and the gangsters, while rescuing Bejoy and proceeding to the building. The film collected around ₹13 crore (US$2.03 million) in Overseas to take its worldwide collection of ₹70 crore (US$10.91 million) in 10 days. Just as the crops are ready for harvest, Veerabhadraiah and his henchmen not only destroy the crop but also try to sexually abuse Suryam's sister, during which she commits suicide. This is just about transforming these one-note “types” into flesh-and-blood people". - Times of India", "No heroine for Karthi in film with Lokesh Kanagaraj - Times of India", "Filling the blanks: Writer Pon Parthiban talks about films and more", "Sense of a scene: Kaithi climax breakdown - All guns blazing", "Karthi's film with Lokesh Kanagaraj titled Kaithi", "Kaithi: Karthi's film seems to an intense thriller - Times of India", "Actor Karthi to team up with Jyothika for next movie?  The film stars Karthi with Narain, Arjun Das, Harish Uthaman, George Maryan and Dheena in pivotal roles. Instead of just burning the drugs, Napoleon decides to eliminate all the drug dealing rowdies. I liked her character in the film and we signed her in for the bubbly character of Rosy.  Kanagaraj cited the climax fight choreographed by the duo Anbariv, from Karthi's 2010 action film Naan Mahaan Alla as the benchmark for the film's action sequences. However, they come across another gang who beats up Bejoy and Paalpandi stabs Dilli twice in the back. , Sam C. S. composed the film's score. The film was later remade in Kannada and in Hindi too. (It was the continuation scene of Menaka-Vishwamitra song "Vedam, naadam...", where Madhavi asks Chiranjeevi about their love). "We initially planned the film with the story given by a Tamil writer, but it didn't work out. , (Lyrics and English rap versions performed by Sharanya Gopinath), (Vocals and lyrics performed by Sam C. S.), (Vocals performed by Sam C. S, with English rap versions done by Sharanya Gopinath), Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Bigil, Petta, Viswasam, Kanchana 3, Nerkonda Paarvai, Kaithi power Kollywood's theatrical takings in 2019 to Rs 1000 cr", "Kaithi will showcase Karthi's potential as a versatile actor: Lokesh Kanagaraj - Times of India", "Official: Karthi 18 with Maanagaram director & Dream Warrior Pictures! The film collected over ₹5.5 crore (US$857,340.16) in Kerala, close to ₹10 crore (US$1.56 million) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from Tamil and Telugu versions and over ₹7 crore (US$1.09 million) in Karnataka. 40,000, Sumalatha Rs. Tirupathi Reddy gaaru then gave the cassette of First Blood and suggested that we should develop the story based on the initial scenes of the movie. " News18 gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Karthi's stunning performance makes it an engaging watch, Kaithi plays at multiple levels. " Great Andhra gave 3 out of 5 stars stating " ‘Khaidi’ (Telugu title) is a unique action drama that should be appreciated. As the film's rights were sold once every five years to exhibitors, we made profit on this film after five years and through the following years. Anbu's gang outside the building and manages to catch a student, and under the order of Anbu, they kill him. 40,000 too. He convinces Dilli, an ex-prisoner who happened to be there with him as he was detained for looking suspicious (and being the only one who can drive the lorry) to help him save the officers' lives by threatening him that he would not let him meet his daughter Amudha for the first time the next morning, with the help of a lorry borrowed from Kamatchi, a caterer present at the party. Suryam asks for some time and with the help of his elder sister raises crops to repay. Suryam is arrested by the Police. The number of shooting days were forty; forty film rolls were exposed for the movie. Bejoy, who avoided the drinks as he was under medication, tries to save the lives of all the unconscious officials without letting the media or anyone else finding out.  A Hindi-language remake starring Ajay Devgn has been officially announced. The film score and soundtrack was composed by Sam C. S. The cinematography was handled by Sathyan Sooryan, and edited by Philomin Raj.The core … Kaithi (transl. Back at the building, Napoleon is instructed by Bejoy to negotiate a deal with the captured men of Adaikalam. The title Khaidi was my choice indeed! The song became a trend after the release of the film. Dilli, Bejoy, and Kamatchi together load the unconscious bodies of the officials onto the lorry and try their best to get them to the hospital as soon as possible without any casualties. Khaidi (transl.  Kaithi was censored with U/A certificate, from the Central Board of Film Certification. ", "Madhavi and Chiranjeevi were a hit pair, but Madhavi didn't work with Kondadarami Reddy before and thus I wanted to cast her in the film. The film is loosely based on the 1982 film First Blood. Lokesh Kanagaraj, initially chose Mansoor Ali Khan to play the lead role. The Duo reach the drug stored room, but to their surprise, they also find a confiscated gatling gun. ", "Most of the shooting was done in the village called Rebala near Nellore, while the climax was shot at Porur near Madras. Prisoner) is a 1983 Indian Telugu-language action film starring Chiranjeevi and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. The film is loosely based on the 1982 film First Blood. We first thought of doing it ordinarily, but he wanted the getup to be somewhat different. All the police are resuscitated and Bejoy finds the moles in his department. However, I liked the subject of First Blood, and I asked Paruchuri brothers to come up with a story based on that film. Later, this movie has brought big name to Chiranjeevi and he made Khaidi No. However, Bejoy realizes that Adaikalam himself is captured unknowingly with his men and instructs Napoleon to cancel the deal. It is produced by S. R. Prakashbabu and S. R. Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures. She waits anxiously, wondering who it may be. ", "Karthi teams up with Maanagaram director Lokesh Kanagaraj", "Has this Hollywood movie inspired Kaithi?  The film collected ₹83.4 crore (US$13 million) in Overseas on 12 days. Dilli, Bejoy, and Kamatchi come across the various gangs but Dilli takes care of them brutally. 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