Mafia: Chapter 1, known simply as Mafia,is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language action crime film directed by Karthick Naren and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. The film starring Arun Vijay and Priya Bhavani Shankar in leading roles with Prasanna playing the antagonist.The film’s music composed by Jakes Bejoy, while cinematography and editing are handled by Gokul Benoy and Sreejith Sarang respectively. Filming was completed on 29 August 2019, and the film was released on 21 February 2020.
Young filmmaker Karthick Naren made his mark in Kollywood with Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, which received much critical acclaim. While his second film Naragasooran is yet to see the light of day, his third film Mafia, starring Arun Vijay and Prasanna, is all set for release.
The teaser of Mafia was unveiled on social media on September 16. The visuals of Karthick Naren’s film promise an intriguing cat-and-mouse game between the leads. From the first look, the teaser will remind you of Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Vikram Vedha, which also dealt with a similar theme.
While Arun Vijay’s character is compared to a Lion, antagonist Prasanna is compared to a cunning fox. The film is the battle between a lion’s strength and a fox’s intellect. Along with slick visuals, the teaser has Arun Vijay and Prasanna engaging in a war of words about each other’s strengths.