Kanthaswamy is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language superhero film written and directed by Susi Ganeshan, starring Vikram.
Director: Susi Ganeshan
Cast: Vikram, Shriya, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vadivelu
Storyline: A CBI officer raids crores, and then steals some more crores as a Superhero and distributes it to people who pray to him.
Kandasamy was directed by Susi Ganeshan as his magnum opus. While the film was getting ready, he said in an interview, “I want Kandasamy to be the biggest film of 2009”. Labeled as Mani Ratnam’s assistant, from his first movie Virumugiren, Susi Ganeshan has come a very long way.
The success of his Thiruttu Payale movie moved this engineer turned filmmaker to a higher position in the Tamil film industry.
Susi Ganeshan’s film Kandasamy with Vikram and Shreya in lead roles was one of the most talked-about and hyped films in Tamil film industry. From making small budget films like Five Star, Susi Ganeshan moved to make higher-budget films like Kandasamy with leading heroes and heroines.
Susi Ganeshan’s Kanthasamy is a commercial movie with style and substance. Though these kind of stories are not new for the Tamil industry, Susi Ganeshan has presented it with the trademark superhero elements like special effects and excellent action scenes.
Susi Ganeshan has presented the movie with a fast-paced and stylish narrative. He has conceived and executed many scenes well. He has tried to give the old story of robbing the rich to help the poor some logical elements. The twists in the tale are interesting.
The fight sequences, especially the blindfolded action scenes in Mexico, are breathtaking. The innovative camera angles and lighting by cinematographer NK Ekambaram make the film visually stunning. Thotta Dharani’s artwork is also awesome.
Everything about Kandaswamy is big. It was publicized and marketed as a superhero film that caught the attention of the people. It left no stone unturned.
Kanthasamy is definitely for those looking for sheer entertainment.
You can watch the movie online now as it’s been so long since it got released.
Official Website: www.susiganesan.com