Directed by I. Ahmed
Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin
Written by Ajayan Bala (dialogues)
Screenplay by I. Ahmed
Story by Subhash Kapoor
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin , Hansika Motwani , Prakash Raj
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography R. Madhi
Edited by J. V. Manikanda Balaji
Production company Red Giant Movies
Distributed by Fox Star Studios
Manithan is the journey of a struggling lawyer Shakthi (Udhayanidhi) who moves from Pollachi to Chennai with a vision to make it big. He takes up a hit-and-run case against a rich businessman. Through the course of the case he faces many threats and serious trouble because of his honest, straightforward approach. Will Shakthi win the case? Will the guilty be punished? Will he become a successful lawyer? Or will he bow down to the rich and powerful? Manithan answers these questions in the most realistic way with characters that seem straight out of everyday life.
• Udhayanidhi Stalin has stepped out of his forte and experimented with a new genre, and he must be appreciated for this. The innocence of his character stole our hearts!
• The movie is realistic in most parts, showing nothing but the naked truth about the Indian judicial system.
• The performances of Prakash Raj and Radha Ravi are so natural that you cannot help but sit back and admire them.
• Having a simple good vs evil script, the director has made an extremely impressive screenplay that effortlessly takes the movie forward.
• The comedy provides much-needed relief with its perfect timing. It was a pleasure to see Vivekh on screen after a long time. (Let’s not even talk about his screen time in Thozha!)
• The film takes its own time to establish its story and the first half is slow-paced.
• The songs did not help the film, a courtroom drama, in any way.