Karnan (2021) Full Movie Analysis: Story, Cast, Release Date, Budget, Box Office Collection, Review, Ratings & More

Karnan 2021

Karnan is a 2021 Indian Tamil- language action drama film directed by Mari Selvaraj. It is produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu under the banners of V Creations. The film star Dhanush, Lal, Natarajan Subramaniam, Yogi Babu, and Rajisha Vijayan are in title roles. The music was composed by Santhosh Narayanan.

The film was released in January 2020, after a short pre-production period, with the title Karnan also confirmed. The majority of the film takes place in the rural Thoothukudi area. Following its release, the film was shot and finished in December 2020, despite the fact that filming was delayed due to the epidemic. It received critical acclaim upon its theatrical premiere on April 9, 2021, with appreciation for the plot, characters, location, excellent use of symbolism, director, performances, and serious technological components of the picture. It was also one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2021, despite the fact that its cinema run was cut short due to pandemic-related limitations.

Karnan (2021) Full Movie Analysis: Release Date, Story, Plot, Cast, Actors Salary, Actors Net Worth, Budget, Box Office Collection, Trailer, Songs, Awards, Review, Ratings & More

Genre Action/Drama
Language Tamil
Directed byMari Selvaraj
Star CastDhanush
Natarajan Subramaniam
Yogi Babu
Rajisha Vijayan
Produced byKalaipuli S. Thanu
Written byMari Selvaraj
CinematographyTheni Eswar
Edited bySelva R. K.
Music bySanthosh Narayanan
Distributed by V Creations
Release date9 April 2021 (India)
Running time159 minutes
Budget₹ 46 crores 
Box officeest. ₹63 crore

Karnan Movie Storyline

The narrative begins with a young girl in the center of the street, and without any passing vehicles stopping to support her, and she eventually dies. As a whole town prays for the release of its beloved Karnan, who is being brutalised by the police.  The pictures then transition to 1997, when we meet Karnan, a young guy who, like the rest of his community, is enraged by the tyranny of the local men, who prohibit even a bus from stopping for them, preventing the young from studying or working outside. What ‘Karnan’ is about is that the upper caste men’s tyranny and repression, aided by the government, compels this ordinary person to spark a revolt and convert him into the savior of his community.

Karnan Movie Budget

Karnan is made on the budget of ₹ 52 Crore all inclusive.

CostCost Amount
Production CostNA
Prints and AdvertisementNA
Total Cost₹ 46 crore Approx.

Karnan Movie Box Office Collection

Karnan made a total of 10.40 crore at the box office in 1st day, which was Dhanush’s best opening ever. Despite a 50% occupancy cap, the picture grossed Rs. 25.60 crores in its first weekend thanks to good word-of-mouth. The video had a positive reaction from audiences in rural areas, resulting in increased collections. The additional limits for theatres in order to minimise pandemonium had a significant impact on the film’s box office revenues, with the film collecting a total of 46 crore in Tamil Nadu alone in the first eleven days of its release.

The film’s Satellite Rights were sold to Zee Tamil, while the film’s Digital Rights were purchased by Amazon Prime Video. On May 14, 2021, it was streamed on Amazon Prime Video. On the occasion of Independence Day, it aired on Zee Tamil at 6:00 p.m.

WeekNet Collection
Week 1 Collection₹ 33 crore
Week 2 Collection₹ 7.5 crore
Week 3 Collection₹15.84 crore
Week 4 Collection ₹4.43 crore
Total 1 Month Collection₹298.23 crore
Overall CollectionAmount
India Nett₹40 crore
India Gross₹19.7 crore
Overseas₹4 crore
Worldwide Collection₹63.33 crore
Verdict Hit

Karnan movie has done overall box office collection of estimated ₹63 crore

Karnan Cast, Crew, Role, Salary & Net Worth

Here are the complete details of actors and actresses names in the movie.

1. Dhanush as Karnan

Rajisha Vijayan as Draupathai
Info Karnan
Real Name Dhanush 
Salary Per MovieRs. 7- 8 crore +
Net WorthRs. 145 crores +

2.Rajisha Vijayan as Draupathai

Rajisha Vijayan as Draupathai
Info Draupathai
Real Name Rajisha Vijayan 
Salary Per MovieRs. 50-60 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 21 crores +

3. Lal as Yema Raja (Thatha)

Lal as Yema Raja (Thatha)
Info Yema Raja
Real Name Lal 
Salary Per MovieRs. 2.25-crores +
Net WorthRs. 21 crores +

4. Yogi Babu as Vadamalaiyaan, Draupathai’s brother

Yogi Babu as Vadamalaiyaan, Dr
Info Vadamalaiyaan
Real Name Yogi Babu 
Salary Per MovieRs.20-25 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 10 crores +

5. Natarajan Subramaniam as SP Kannabiran

Natarajan Subramaniam as SP Kannabiran
Info SP Kannabiran
Real Name Natarajan Subramaniam
Salary Per MovieRs. 20-30 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 10 crores +

6. Gouri Kishan as Poyilal

 Gouri Kishan as Poyilal
Info Poyilal
Real Name Gouri Kishan
Salary Per MovieRs. 10-15 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 3 crores +

7. Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli as Padmini

Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli as Padmini
Info Padmini
Real Name Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli 
Salary Per MovieRs. 9.6 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 21 crores +

8. G. M. Kumar as Duriyodhanan (Podiyankulam Village Head) melur youngster

G. M. Kumar as Duriyodhanan (Podiyankulam Village Head) melur youngster
Info Duriyodhanan
Real Name G. M. Kumar
Salary Per MovieRs. 15-20 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 21 crores +

9. Shanmugarajan as Abhimanyu

 Shanmugarajan as Abhimanyu
Info Abhimanyu
Real Name Shanmugarajan 
Salary Per MovieRs. 20 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 15 crores +

10. ‘Poo’ Ram as Karnan’s Father

'Poo' Ram as Karnan's Father
Info Karnan’s Father
Real Name ‘Poo’ Ram
Salary Per MovieRs. 20-25 lakh +
Net WorthRs. 9 crores +

11. Janaki as Karnan’s Mother

Janaki as Karnan's Mother
Info Karnan’s Mother
Real Name Janaki
Salary Per MovieRs. 10 lakh +
Net WorthRs.8 crores +

12. Azhagam Perumal as Melur Village Head

Azhagam Perumal as Melur Village Head
Info Melur Village Head
Real Name Azhagam Perumal
Salary Per MovieRs. 10-15lakh +
Net WorthRs. 10 crores +

Karnan Movie Awards


Karnan Movie Videos

Karnan Movie Trailer

Karnan Movie Songs

1)  Karnan | Kandaa Vara Sollunga Title Full Video Song
2) Karnan | Manjanathi Puranam  Full Video Song
3) Karnan | Thattaan Thattaan Full Video Song

Karnan Movie Review

Karnan is a lengthy film, clocking in at about 2.5 hours.. The pace in the first half, when Selvaraj depicts and praises daily life, may be a concern for some. The romantic scenes with Draupadi are the movie’s roughest, but still it forgives itself with the manner roles of women are portrayed. Yaeman, Karnan’s grandpa, is the link between both the history and the future, and Lal portrays him. The interactions that combines with Dhanush have a warmth and earthiness within them. The remainder of the ensemble is fantastic, notably Poo Ramasamy there is no bigger rhetoric than Ramasamy’s secrecy in the roles he calls to mind.

Mari Selvaraj, understandably, is enraged. But he uses all of his pent-up wrath to create a great work of art. He seems to be lot more at peace with his trade now. 

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