Known actor Karthi’s 25th film, Japan, debuted on theaters today. Check out our review to see how it performs.


Starring: Karthi, Anu Emmanuel, Jithan Ramesh, K. S. Ravikumar, Sunil, Vijay Milton, Vagai Chandrasekhar, Bava Chelladurai

Director: Raju Murugan

Producers: SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabhu

Music Director: G. V. Prakash Kumar

Cinematographer: S Ravi Varman

Editor: Philomin Raj


A big gold theft in Hyderabad costs a jewelry store Rs. 200 crores. The infamous thief Japan (Karthi) is being suspected by the authorities. KS Ravi Kumar, the Home Minister, calls for a prompt settlement. Japan claims he wasn’t the criminal when the cops corner him. The mystery is solved in the main film, which also reveals the true offender and Japan’s future course of action.



Directed byRaju Murugan
Written byRaju Murugan
Produced byS. R. Prakash Babu
S. R. Prabhu
Anu Emmanuel
CinematographyRavi Varman
Edited byPhilomin Raj
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
Dream Warrior Pictures
Release date10 November 2023
Running time154 minutes


Karthi does a fantastic job playing a notorious thief. His persona is cleverly written, and even in severe situations, people can’t help but giggle at his ever-so-chilly manner and clever banter.

Renowned director and cinematographer Vijay Milton gives an excellent performance. His comic timing at the start of the movie makes people giggle.

Sunil gives an adequate performance as well, while GV Prakash Kumar’s soundtrack enhances the film.

The film rapidly deteriorates from its strong beginning because of a dull plot and a shoddy screenplay. Director and writer Raju Murugan fails to create a compelling cat and mouse game in Japan.

A more succinct screenplay by Raju Murugan might have accelerated the movie’s pacing.

The picture gains little from Anu Emmanuel. She hardly makes an appearance for longer than ten minutes at a time, and even her interactions with Karthi are uninteresting.


Japan is a slow-moving, action-packed drama about crime and comedy overall. The film’s highlights are Karthi’s clever performance, hilarious banter, and beautiful soundtrack. But the weak screenplay and limited plot lessen the overall impact. This weekend, it would be wiser to look at alternative viewing possibilities.


1. Japan Movie Release Date?

Japan Movie was released on February 16, 2024.