Karthi thanks all as Kaithi emerges blockbuster

Karthi has come out with a thanks message to all those who supported his Deepavali release Kaithi, with the movie emerging a blockbuster and crossing the Rs 50 crore mark in box-office collections.

In a post, he said, ““I don’t know if I can thank you all enough for the amount of love and appreciation you have given for #Kaithi #Khaidi. We set out to present an exciting story and our team put their heart into it. But we never expected such an overwhelming response. I take a big bow with a heartful of gratitude!Thank you and love you all!”

An action thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maangaram fame, the film stars Karthi, Narain, Dheena, George Maryan, Harish Uthaman, Harish Peeradi and Malavika Avinash to name a few. Music for the film is by Sam CS, editing by Philomin Raj and cinematography by Sathyam Sooryan.

According to trade sources, Kaithi has been already declared as a profitable venture in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and the Telugu states. Even before the release, the film’s producers Dream Warrior Pictures earned handsome profits with the digital and satellite rights of the film.

Kaithi grabbed all attention mainly because of the positive reviews and word of mouth from the general public. The film has been now given bigger screens and the number of shows has also been increased.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai recently, Karthi revealed that talks for a sequel to Kaithi are well underway. “Lokesh called me just last night and asked for just 30 days to finish Kaithi 2”, Karthi said.

Lokesh, who is now directing Vijay for a film tentatively titled Thalapathy 64, tweeted: “Thanx for the overwhelming response guys,.. loved every minute in sets and the entire process of making kaithi…will cherish this forever! Thank you once again prabu sir and karthi sir for the opportunity!..To answer all your txts and calls yes“ Dilli will be back”.”

‘Dilli’ is Karthi’s character in the movie, a prisoner who is looking to meet his daughter, when gangsters are chasing him down. It may be noted that the shooting of the first film was finished in record time.