Production: Vijay Antony Film Corporation | Cast: Arundhathi Nair, Sibiraj, Vijay Antony | Direction: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy | Screenplay: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy | Story: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy | Music: Vijay Antony | Background score: Vijay Antony | Cinematography: Pradeep Kalipurayath | Editing: Veera Senthil Raj




Release Date : Dec 01,2016


Review By : Behindwoods Review Board Release Date : Dec 01,2016
Movie Run Time : 2 hours 4 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

In simple words, Saithan talks about a man who hears voices which lead him to investigate an unsolved murder. Revealing anything more would spoil the fun. A film like Saithan is mainly watched for the surprise elements it carries, so we will say no more about the script.

After a series of successful films, Vijay Antony has established a niche for himself. Vijay has given us the confidence that he will not give us a bad film. But Saithan is something very different from his earlier works. It is an interesting blend of mystery and crime (We are not going to reveal what type of crime it is as that could end up being a spoiler).

The storyline of Saithan is intriguing by itself. It is appalling, savvy and grossly unsettling. At places, you may not like what you see and even wonder if the film is losing its track but you will not wink your eyes even once and that is mainly because of the story. It must be noted that the script is inspired from one of Sujatha’s popular novels ‘Aah’.

But one feels, the cleverness in the script is missing in the execution part. A great film is one which makes a complicated script look very easy to understand, but Saithan slightly slips in this department. The film deals with multilayer mysteries, but how much of that has been translated to make even a layman understand? The execution on the whole could have been done better. Especially during the climax about the intriguing ideas and imaginative details of how the mystery unfolds.  But once you know what the film is about, it gets lost in blind alleys due to poor execution. We wonder why a different film like this had to have a typical ending.

Noticeable skill has gone into the making of Saithan. The BGM is largely impressive and sets the mood very well. Songs are strictly below par and even look unwanted. Saithan’s cast sheet carries a mix of experience and young blood with every opportunity to shine, and they do. Vijay Antony is getting better with every film. Arundhathi Nair cracks a decent performance too. Veteran actors like Charu Haasan and YGee Mahendran are used very well.

It's not the identity of the killer that gives Saithan its kick but the way the director raises mystery to the level of moral provocation. The first half looks like a maze that moviegoers will be happy to get lost in, a criminal roller coaster with twists so unsettling with no choices. But a not so exciting flashback and average climax reduces the fun part.

Verdict: A tantalizing script, but with a weak flashback and a cinematic climax!
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Nov 03,2016

Saithan is an upcoming psychological thriller starring Vijay Antony and Arundhati Nair in lead roles.
Music for the film is composed by Vijay Antony.


Singers: Yazin Nazir, Vijay Antony
Lyricist: Annamalai


The album gets a jazzy beginning with a cool number which has great resemblance to Dildara from SRK starrer Ra-One in terms of the rhythm . The breezy orchestration and flawless singing by Yazin Nazir set the stage for a relaxing ballad. The electric guitar touches are quite impressive as well. But the repetitive beats make it  monotonous. 


Singers: Yazin Nazir

Lyricist: Annamalai

An eerie number with quirky vocals and scary sounds arrives next. The ominous beats, slow progression of rhythm and power packed vocals suit the song’s ambience. The electric guitars also make their strong presence felt throughout. The song also has a philosophical bent with Carnatic Raaga Panthuvarali strongly heard throughout. The fusing of classical flavours with Hard Rock is a good experiment.


Singer: Vijay Antony

Lyricist:  Eknaath

Now a relaxing melody from the fresh vocals of Vijay Antony himself gives a melodious bent to the album. The grand piano touches with mild rhythmic effects are quite good. The song breathes freshness and innocence in terms of presentation and vocals. The interludes have a blend of anticipation as well as swiftness but lacks the refreshing flavour required for the song.


Chinna Ponnu

Lyricist: Chinna Ponnu


The eerie mode is back in the vocals of Chinna Ponnu along with Vijay Antony . The song manages to bring a dark effect and chills to the album but lacks novelty. The tune progression is quite eerie and Chinna Ponnu delivers her best with her raw rendition and passionate vocals. The presence of western harmonic minor scale does the right job for this song’s theme.

Saithan Theme

Singers: Vijay Antony
Lyricist: Ko Sesha


A swift instrumental track with power packed chorus and thumping rhythm section gives much punch to the album. The electric guitars build the tension gradually and the Indian flavors are evident in the track too.

Saithan Theme:

The eeriest track Jayalakshmi’s instrumental version arrives in style during the finale. The slow beats progress flawlessly with the shades of Raaga Panthuvarali moving in modern sounding.

Verdict: Not the best album from Vijay antony , misses out on the execution of the songs but the theme music is wonderful
( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Album Release Date : Nov 03 2016
No. Weeks Completed : 3
Album Verdict : New Entry


Saithan (aka) Saithaan

Saithan (aka) Saithaan is a Tamil movie with production by Vijay Antony Film Corporation, direction by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, cinematography by Pradeep Kalipurayath, editing by Veera Senthil Raj. The cast of Saithan (aka) Saithaan includes Arundhathi Nair, Sibiraj, Vijay Antony..