India’s Karthi Talks ‘Japan,’ ‘Kaithi 2,’ Global Plans and Teaming With Brother Suriya (Exclusive)

Indian star Karthik Sivakumar, known by his screen name Karthi, is bullish about upcoming release “Japan,” his 25th film.The film is due to release in November during the Deepavali holiday frame in Tamil, Telugu and a few other languages.

“It’s a crime thriller, it’s got a manhunt to it.

But apart from that, the writing and characters in the film are so well-rooted, and at the same time, it’s got a lot of flamboyance – it’s a very unique combination,” Karthi told Variety.The film, from prolific south Indian studio Dream Warrior Pictures, is directed by Raju Murugan.

“Being so grounded and yet having the flamboyance and the cockiness of this character is what got me hooked to the project, and the keenness to work with Raju Murugan – I’ve liked his earlier two films ‘Cuckoo’ and ‘Joker’ and his understanding of local community, the culture here,…

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