Dhanush’s Karnan released in theatres on April 9 and was a phenomenal hit at the box office. This is Mari Selvaraj’s second directorial film, he made an impressive debut with the film, Pariyerum Perumal in 2018.
In addition to the critics and audience, the film now has also receiving praises from various celebrities.
Earlier this week, Bollywood’s popular director Aanand L Rai took to Twitter and applauded director Mari Selvaraj and Dhanush for their recent film, Karnan. In the post shared by the director, he called Dhanush a magician. He wrote, “OUTSTANDING & BRILLIANT…This is how you can describe this experience called #Karnan @mari_selvaraj What a storyteller The way you painted ur thoughts on the celluloid. Take a bow!! @dhanushkraja You are a magician mere bhai ..u should have told me.I thought u r an actor (sic).”
OUTSTANDING & BRILLIANT…This is how you can describe this experience called #Karnan @mari_selvaraj What a storyteller 🙏 The way you painted ur thoughts on the celluloid. Take a bow!! @dhanushkraja You are a magician mere bhai ..u should have told me.I thought u r an actor.🧡 pic.twitter.com/f1sfRkfNbZ
— Aanand L Rai (@aanandlrai) May 17, 2021
Vijay Sethupathi attended a special show of the film before its release. After watching the film, he couldn’t control his emotions and hugged Mari Selvaraj. He also held his hands and kissed him and showered praises on Karnan. Here’s what he had to say on his social media platforms –
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) April 10, 2021
The famous actor and Mari Selvaraj’s debut film actor, Kathir praised ‘Karnan’ last month on his Twitter handle.
#Karnan was one fantastic watch experience!! So many metaphors and lively characters added more life to it.. @mari_selvaraj na, @dhanushkraja sir, @Music_Santhosh sir and each & every actor have nailed it.. Congrats for the blockbuster,@theVcreations sir & whole team of karnan.. pic.twitter.com/ThfBG2MPji
— kathir (@am_kathir) April 20, 2021
Actress Kalyani Priyadarshan, also recently took to her Instagram after she saw the film on Amazon Prime Video and she wrote, “I was disappointed when I missed Karnan in the theaters, but I finally managed to watch it today on @primevideoin … There are some films you watch that make you proud to be in this industry and proud of your craft. This was one such film. How does @dhanushkraja sir manage to be so brilliant time and time again.. There were moments when I felt disturbed, intrigued and amazed at the same time. But in fact, isn’t that what good cinema does? #karnanonprime (sic).”
Kollywood actor Chiyaan Vikram met the director in person and congratulated him for the film –
#ChiyaanVikram pays a Surprise Visit to Director #MariSelvaraj to congratulate him on the success of #Karnan after watching the special screening of the film.😎🔥👏👍👌#KarnanBlockBuster #Karnanmovie @dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj @theVcreations @Music_Santhosh @V4umedia_ pic.twitter.com/9pbRg8Zz7f
— RIAZ K AHMED (@RIAZtheboss) April 14, 2021
The music composer Santhosh Narayan had taken to his Twitter handle, earlier this year and said, “Watched #Karnan. Stunned! Proud of you @dhanushkraja Sir @mari_selvaraj @theVcreations and the wonderful team. Karnan is a giver”.
— Santhosh Narayanan (@Music_Santhosh) January 26, 2021
The popular cinematographer-turned-actor Natty aka Natarajan Subramaniam took to his Twitter handle to praise film.
மாரி செல்வராஜ்.. ஆக சிறந்த இயக்குனர்…. படம் ரிலீஸ் ஆகட்டும் கொண்டாடுவீங்க…. 👍👍👍
— N.Nataraja Subramani (@natty_nataraj) May 26, 2020
The film stars Dhanush, Lal, Yogi Babu, Natarajan Subramaniam, Rajisha Vijayan, Gouri Kishan and Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli.
A hard hitting-film, Karnan, is set in the suburbs of the Tirunelveli district and revolves around the struggles of oppressed people, who are constantly fighting for an identity in society. Reportedly, the film is based on the Majolai riots of 1999 and the Melavalavu massacre in 1997.