Japan is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language heist action comedy film written and directed by Raju Murugan. The film stars Karthi and Anu Emmanuel, alongside Sunil, Vijay Milton, and Jithan Ramesh. The film follows the story of Japan Muni, a notorious master thief who steals ₹200 crore worth of jewels from a jewelry shop in Coimbatore, following which a cat-and-mouse chase ensues between him and the police.

Movie Overview

Movie TitleJapan
GenreHeist, Action, Comedy
DirectorRaju Murugan
WriterRaju Murugan
ProducerS. R. Prakash Babu and S. R. Prabhu
StarringKarthi, Anu Emmanuel, Sunil, Vijay Milton, Jithan Ramesh
CinematographyRavi Varman
MusicG. V. Prakash Kumar
Release Date10 November 2023


Japan Muni is a notorious master thief who is known for his daring heists. When Japan steals a fortune in jewels from a jewelry showroom, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues between him and the police, led by Sridhar. Japan must use his wits and cunning to stay one step ahead of the law.

Movie Review

Japan received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film’s action sequences and Karthi’s performance, while others criticized its predictable plot and screenplay. Despite the mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success, grossing over ₹100 crore at the box office.

Cast and Crew

  • Karthi as Japan Muni
  • Anu Emmanuel as Sanju Kutty
  • Sunil as Sridhar
  • Vijay Milton as Karappusamy
  • Jithan Ramesh as Gangadhar
  • K. S. Ravikumar as Minister Pazhanisamy
  • Vagai Chandrasekhar as Perinbam (Inbam)
  • Bava Chelladurai as Boomer
  • Mohamed Irfan as Youtuber


The budget for Japan is estimated to be ₹50 crore.

Box Office

Japan has grossed over ₹100 crore at the box office.

Why Should You Watch This Movie?

  • For its action-packed sequences
  • For Karthi’s performance
  • For its entertaining plot


Japan is a fun and entertaining heist action comedy film that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film’s action sequences are well-choreographed and Karthi is in top form. However, the film’s plot is predictable and the screenplay is a bit weak. Despite its flaws, Japan is a worthwhile watch for fans of Karthi and heist films.

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