Movie wiki in one line Title: Attakathi, Running time: 125 min, Release date: 15 August 2012, Language: Tamil, Censor type: U/A, Stars: Dinesh and Nandita Swetha and Aishwarya Rajesh, Director: Pa. Ranjith, Music director: Santhosh Narayanan, Poster: Attached, Budget: ₹25 million, Box office collections: ₹100 million, Producer: C. V. Kumar
Attakathi (English: Card Board Knife) is a 2012 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith, a former assistant of Venkat Prabhu. Produced by Thirukumaran Entertainment and distributed by Studio Green, it stars Dinesh, Nandita and Aishwarya Rajesh. The film garnered attention after being praised and promoted by several acclaimed directors. It was released on 15 August 2012. Attakathi fetched positive reviews and emerged successful at the box office.
Attakathi's soundtrack was composed by newcomer Santhosh Narayanan, who previously worked as an assistant to composer A. R. Rahman except 'Nadukadalula Kappala' by the singer Gaana Bala himself. The launch of the album took place on 9 January 2012 at Sathyam Cinemas. Celebrities including directors Venkat Prabhu, Sasi, Vetrimaran, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, producers Abirami Ramanathan, S. Thanu, T. Siva and actors Shiva, Vaibhav Reddy and S. P. B. Charan among others. The album consists of seven tracks. Mastering of the songs was done at Studios 301 in Sydney, Australia.
Attakathi received mostly positive reviews upon release. Rediff's Pavithra Srinivasan rated it 3.5 out of 5 and cited: "Though Attakathi's second half drags a little, there's no doubt that Attakathi is well worth your time and patronage". Sify's critic wrote: "We recommend that you make time for this charming little treat of a film, as it has an inherent sweetness and honesty that will stay with you". Behindwoods rated the film 2.5 out of 5 and noted that it was "realistic; light hearted and turns out to be quite a ride, with its share of speed bumps", while calling it a "roller-coaster ride". Similarly, Rohit Ramachandran of Nowrunning.com concluded that it was "simple, modest, and light", giving it 3 out of 5. Vivek Ramz of in.com rated it 3.5/5 stating that it was a "small yet beautiful film with its heart at the right place. It definitely deserves a watch for its refreshing screenplay and unique treatment".