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​First-look poster of Japan out, Karthi seen in a quirky avatar

Karthi will play the titular character in the film helmed by Raju Murugan

​First-look poster of Japan out, Karthi seen in a quirky avatar
Karthi in a poster of Japan
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 11.55 AM, Nov 14, 2022


The much-awaited first-look poster from Karthi's Japan is finally out. The colourful poster has Karthi lazing around in a chair and another avatar of him dressed in an outfit in a golden shade, peeping out from a  photo frame. He is also seen wearing a golden pendant that has the rupee symbol. Soon after the poster was released, it piqued the curiosity of the audience. Japan is Karthi's 25th film as an actor and it is helmed by Raju Murugan, who had earlier directed the award-winning film Joker. Karthi had captioned the picture, "Excited to start this journey of a quirky guy! #Japan - Made in India #JapanFirstLook (sic)."

Anu Emmanuel plays the leading lady in the film and Telugu actor Sunil will be seen in a crucial role. While the music for the film is by GV Prakash Kumar, cinematography is by Vijay Milton. Philom Raj is handling the editing. The puja ceremony of the film was held recently and the shoot, too, is likely to begin soon. The project is bankrolled by Dream Warrior Pictures, which had earlier backed Karthi’s Saguni, Kashmora, Theeran Adhigaram Ondru, Kaithi and Sultan.

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Karthi has been riding on a high this year after scoring a hatrick with Viruman, Ponniyin Selvan and Sardar. Viruman directed by M Muthaiah was a rural entertainer which also marked the debut of Aditi Shankar, daughter of director Shankar.  This was followed by Ponniyin Selvan and Sardar, where Karthi played a spy. While he essayed the role of Chola Army commander Vallavairayan Vanthiyathevan in Mani Ratnam's magnum opus, he played a dual role in PS Mithran's Sardar, where one of his characters was a spy. All three films opened to positive reviews from the audience and were declared as hits at the box office.