- Vishal’s performance as a cop was once again appreciated by critics and fans
- Laththi’s music and background score was liked by the audience
- Fans can watch Laththi on SunNxt on January 14, 2023. The film will also stream on Netflix
Actor Vishal’s recently released Tamil-language action thriller film, Laththi, was well-appreciated during its theatrical release. The makers of the film have announced the digital premiere of the film, which will be available for the audience in the 2nd week of January 2023.
Laththi: OTT Release Date and Details
Laththi, also known as Laththi Charge, was released in theatres in the last week of December 2022 after several delays. Makers of the film shot it extensively in Chennai, Thiruvanmiyur and Hyderabad.
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV, and streaming rights were also given partly to the same network. Fans can watch Laththi on SunNxt on January 14, 2023. The film will also stream on Netflix, however, release details for the platform are yet to be announced.
Laththi: Cast and Crew
Written and directed by A. Vinoth Kumar, the film is produced by Ramana and Nandha Durairaj under Rana Productions’ banner. Laththi also marks Vinoth’s directorial debut, and Vishal, Sunaina and Prabhu are in pivotal roles. This also marks Vishal and Sunaina’s second collaboration.
The cinematography is managed by Balasubramaniem and Balakrishna Thota, while the editing is done by N. B. Srikanth. Eminent composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has given the music for the film. The film is presented by Sun Network and distributed by Red Giant Movies.
Laththi: Trailer and Premise
The premise of Laththi revolves around a family of three. Police constable Muruganantham lives with his Kavitha and son Rasu, who is suffering from a respiratory condition. Muruganantham serves a suspension for torturing an innocent civilian suspected of assaulting Pavithra. A few months later, he resumes his duties, however, DIG Kamal asks him to torture another suspect for harassing his daughter. He obeys the orders; however, he is not aware that the suspect, named Vellai is the son of an influential don named Guna. He sends his henchmen to bring him and upon knowing this Muruganantham and Rasu escape, eventually getting trapped in an under-construction building, where Rasu’s health worsens. He needs his inhaler to survive. Muruganantham has to now help Rasu from the condition and the henchmen. What follows are a series of events where he has to take decisions with care to save their lives.
Laththi: Pre-release Mishaps
Laththi was earlier titled Vishal32. However, the makers changed the name keeping the promotions and releases in mind as it was planned for multiple languages. Laththi is now available in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. After due consideration, actor Vishal was again signed for the role of a cop as his performances in previous films like Veeramae Vaagai Soodum, Ayogya and others were appreciated. During the shoot of the film, Vishal sustained series of injuries in one of his hands, owing to the stunt schedules. This delayed the process as he returned in March with several cautions.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and the audience. Vishal’s performance was again appreciated. However, Laththi did not impress the audience as expected. Mediocre work in storytelling and direction were noted, making the narrative forceful, which did not make a mark consistently throughout the film. The music and background score of the film, given by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was liked by the audience. However, the film wasn’t appreciated overall.
Laththi: IMDb Rating
With over 1700 reviews, fans gave Laththi a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb.