Saithan
Vijay Antony's Saithan garners good reviews from the audience as well as critics.PR Handout

Vijay Antony's latest movie Saithan has met with positive reviews. The actor's good performance and well-written story have impressed the cine-goers. 

Saithan Movie Stills | Vijay Antony Promotes the film at Radio City

Saithan has been released on Friday, 1 December. Vijay Antony has collaborated with newcomer Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, a former associate of National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran. Arundhati Nair plays the female lead in the flick, which has Charuhasan, Meera Krishnan, YG Mahendra, Siddhartha Shankar, Kamal Krishna and others are in the cast.

The psychological thriller, which has been dubbed into Telugu as Bethaludu, has Pradeep Kalipurayath's cinematography and Veera Senthil Raj's editing. Vijay Antony himself has composed the music. But his songs are not up to the mark although his background score is top notch. 

Vijay Antony plays the role of a software professional named Dinesh. Arundhati Nair will be seen as his wife named Aishwarya. The film takes off with the hero consulting a psychiatrist after he starts hearing a voice in his mind which forces him to kill a woman called Jayalakshmi. Further, the hero goes in search of the mysterious woman to Tanjore and a shock awaits him. What is Jayalakshmi's relationship with him? Is she a ghost or it is the creation of his mind? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.

The movie has garnered positive reviews from the Tamil audience. Vijay Antony's neat performance along with his ability to pick good stories one after the other has come as a pleasant surprise to the viewers.

The engaging screenplay make the movie a worth-watching outing. Editing and art direction get full marks. The debutant director comes out with flying colours in his first outing. But the drawback lies in the second half where the last 20 minutes of Saithan loses the track. Overall, it is easily watchable once, say viewers. Find the people's response to the film below:

Sreedhar Pillai: #Saithan 3.25/5. Drawback – 2nd half does not gel with 1st half, contrived mass hero type climax and a weak main villain.
#Saithan 3.25/5 Film works due 2 terrific supporting cast #Kitty, #YGMahendran & #CharuHaasan. #ArundhatiNair good in her different avatar's
#Saithan3.25/5.Director #Pradeep has woven the mystery around #Jayalakshmi in a convincing manner with an eerie touch & BGM of @vijayantony
#Saithan 3.25/5.Engaging & gripping.1st half awesome hooks U straightaway with suspense& atmosphere @vijayantony is solid in a terrific role

Sidhu: #Saithan: Dark, bravely made thriller which is very intriguing until the third act. The massy last 30 minutes are a slight downer.
#Saithan Interval: Interesting, straightforward psycho thriller. A terrific performance from Vijay Antony already, with powerful BGM.

Bharath Kumar: #Saithan- Promises alot.Delivers very little. Certainly not boring.Its watcahable for sure (Not upto @vijayantony standards)

Kaushik LM: #Saithan 1st half -An intense psycho thriller experience with @vijayantony as the tormented man. Has a good interval reveal! Gripping stuff
#Saithan - Dir Pradeep is a promising find. @vijayantony shows lot of confidence to try different shades; another worthy dark film from him
#Saithan -Heroine Arundhati Nair gets a meaty part & does well. The film will work better with ppl who like dark, serious films. Worthy one!
#Saithan - The 2nd half dives into medical / mind-bending territories. It becomes commercial in the preclimax. Ambitious attempt overall

Saiganesh: #Saithan interval: Riveting supernatural thriller from @vijayantony !Engaging till now!Sujatha's story is the backbone!Waiting for 2nd half!
#Saithan Another feat for @vijayantony !Brilliant writing with superb performance from Vijay Antony! Another hit waiting!
#Saithan Sujatha is a biggest asset and hope many more of his stories will be made into films @vijayantony

Suganth: #Saithan is a mass hero movie masquerading as a mystery. Pulpy premise, solid filmmaking.
Those who have seen #Saithan: Was writer Sujatha credited anywhere in the film? Opening credits didn't have a mention. The end credits?

Sathish Kumar M: #Saithan starts on high note in the first half, predictable in the second half & ends up like usual Kollywood commercial movie.
#Saithan @vijayantony hunts for Jayalakshmi throughout the 1st half. Audience too will be eager to know who she is.Success of the Screenplay
#Saithan Vijay Anthony hunts for Jayalakshmi throughout the 1st half. Audience too will be eager to know who she is. Success of the Screenplay.

ChristopherKanagaraj: #Saithan | First half - Gud. Interesting pshycological factor & Vijay Anthony's performance super. So far its just the hunt for Jayalakshmi.
#Saithan | Second half - Decent. Last 20 mins is little let down, villain character lacks the power. Thrill was maintained well. Watchable!

Barath Venugopal: #Saithan - Strong in script. @vijayantony as usual rocked in acting n BGM. Bt climax would have been better. 3/5
@trichymovies @GopiC15
#Saithan - Intervel. One of the best Seat Edge thiller in recent times. Waiting for second half. @trichymovies @GopiC15

Ragulparasuram: #Saithan 1st half - engages partly with an intriguing interval.
#Saithan 2nd half - thought of a strong back story but the one is predictable.
#Saithan - little complicated; had 3 layers of story line, how they get connected is weak.
#Saithan - Writing could have been even more better. Director should have concentrated in the characterisation of Jayalakshmi.
#Saithan - @vijayantony has improved his acting that can be seen on screen. He carries the movie.
Is that a lead for second part.?! But looks like ended. #Saithan

Rajasekar: #Saithan first half - Highly engaging so far. Smart screenplay by director Pradeep and team
#Saithan - A high concept psychological thriller narrated within commercial cinema boundaries (preclimax ). Unique attempt @vijayantony

ChristopherKanagaraj: #Saithan | First half - Gud. Interesting pshycological factor & Vijay Anthony's performance super. So far its just the hunt for Jayalakshmi.
#Saithan | Second half - Decent. Last 20 mins is little let down, villain character lacks the power. Thrill was maintained well. Watchable!

Srikanth Govind: #Saithan #SaithanMovieReview must watch, well made thriller. Great work by the entire team. @vijayantony congrats for another success
Watching #Saithan in Apple cinemas Boston exicited

Just Watch My Review: #Saithan vijay Antony is the best example for moving from music to acting career with best story.He is the role model for future new comers.
#Saithan plot point is simple but way of making is beautiful..I am sure movie gonna blast in BO...jaya Lakshmi theme with BGM is perfect..
#Saithan aunthathi nair wow what a beauty...
#Saithan vijay Antony very good acting... Movie in and out based on vijay Antony character.. He did best..
#Saithan movie over... First half best.. second half bit length with regular type.. Overall move will hit..
#Saithan first slide is dedication to sujatha for one half for his book..☺

CHAPLIN: #Saithaan : A very good psycho thriller ! @vijayantony strikes again. Totally engaging. Much impressed. Winner. 3.75/5

Sujith: #Saithaan : A very good psycho thriller ! @vijayantony strikes again. Totally engaging. Much impressed. Winner
3.75/5
#Saithaan first half : @vijayantony's hunt for #Jayalakshmi. On point from the start. Interval twist Awaiting to knw more !

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