Karuppan movie review: Characterisation and performances save this Vijay Sethupathi film

As a story, Karuppan has nothing new to offer. The core storyline, at least the starting point, easily belongs to the 80-90s. The eponymous hero Karuppan (Vijay Sethupathi) is a Jallikattu enthusiast. In one of the Jallikattu contests, Maayi (Pasupathy) agrees to marry his sister Anbu (Tanya Ravichandran) to Karuppan if he manages to tame his ferocious bull. But director Panneer Selvam’s characters are well-etched and with some good performances, it makes Karuppan a good watch. Anbu and Karuppan end up married, to the annoyance of Kathir (Bobby Simhaa). The family drama that ensues forms the crux of Karuppan. Continue reading “Karuppan movie review: Characterisation and performances save this Vijay Sethupathi film”

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