Seethakathi review: This film has a soul and is also high on fun and emotions
Seethakathi is yet another showcase of director Balaji Tharaneetharan’s quality as a filmmaker with quirky, original ideas
By: Kaushik LM
Critic's Rating: 3.75/5
Tuesday 18 December 2018
Vijay Sethupathi,Rajkumar, Sunil,Ramya Nambeesan
The star actor plays Ayya Aadhimoolam, a veteran septuagenarian stage play actor who has a huge amount of respect in Tamil society. Ayya is someone who doesn’t act in films and prefers acting in front of the audience on the stage. Over the span of his career, theater as an art form dwindles in popularity but he still continues doing what he does, with immense passion and dignity.
Sunil is uninhibited and pulls off a difficult debut performance with conviction. He holds the entire 2nd half, along with the other actors in extended cameos like director Deekay, director Mahendran, Karunakaran and GM Sundar. Deekay turns out as a pretty good actor actually while Mahendran’s style and command over the screen are brought out well. Veteran director-actor Mouli has a key part in the proceedings throughout; it looks as if he repeats his set of expressions but that is what is required too.
Reactions from Social Media
Surendhar MK @SurendharMK
Loved #Seethakaathi. Highly entertaining & equally thought-provoking as well. Most experimental meta film on the demarcation between art and mainstream cinema delivered through Balaji Tharaneetharan's endearing #NKPK comedy style. Beautiful movie-watching experience. Class act
Also, like #Rajinikanth (with Sri Raaghavendrar), it's brave of #VijaySethupathi to have chosen a passion project rather than a conventional film for his personal landmark. #Seethakaathi
Haricharan Pudipeddi @pudiharicharan
Absolutely loved #Seethakaathi, which works beautifully as a meta film on art, stardom and fandom. Quite an experimental attempt within the commercial space but is equally fun.
Ramesh Bala @rameshlaus
#Seethakaathi [4/5] : A Brilliant idea.. A Top notch Actor like @VijaySethuOffl who makes a strong impact..
Good supporting cast..
@govind_vasantha's BGM ?
Humour is an universal emotion that works well the audience..
Dir #BalajiTharaneetharan has a Quality Winner!
Karthick Naren @karthicknaren_M
#seethakaathi is a celebration of art. A heartfelt tribute by Balaji Tharaneetharan sir. The performance of the entire cast deserves a standing ovation. Has many moments of cinematic brilliance but a sequence in particular left me absolutely speechless. A very special film!