With just a week to go for the release of Karthi’s upcoming film, Japan, the film has been censored with a U/A certificate. The runtime has been locked at 2 hours and 36 minutes.
Japan marks the maiden collaboration between Karthi and Modern Love Chennai director Raju Murugan.
The film features Karthi as a thief who lives life king size. We hear that his character is inspired by the notorious thief Tiruvarur Murugan, who gave the police a run for their money.
Known for some high-profile robberies, he came to the spotlight when he robbed an outlet of a popular jewellery chain.
A HIV patient, Murugan passed away after helping the police solve some of his own crimes after being arrested.
While Anu Emmanuel plays the leading lady, the supporting cast comprises Jithan Ramesh, KS Ravikumar, Sunil, Vijay Milton, Vagai Chandrasekar and Bava Chelladurai. Music is by GV Prakash Kumar, cinematography by Ravi Varman and editing by Philomin Raj. Japan, produced by SR Prabhu will also be releasing in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam with the same title.