Kartikeya known as Murugan, Skanda and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha, a god whose life story has many versions in Hinduism. An important deity around South Asia since ancient times, Kartikeya is popular and predominantly worshipped in South India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia as Murugan. Kartikeya is an ancient god, traceable to the Vedic era. Archaeological evidence from 1st-century CE and earlier, where he is found with Hindu god Agni, suggest that he was a significant deity in early Hinduism, he is found in many medieval temples all over India, such as at the Ellora Caves and Elephanta Caves. The iconography of Kartikeya varies significantly. Most icons show him with one head, but some show him with six heads reflecting the legend surrounding his birth where six mothers symbolizing the six stars of Pleiades cluster who took care of newly born baby Kartikeya, he grows up into a philosopher-warrior, destroys evil in the form of demon Taraka, teaches the pursuit of ethical life and the theology of Shaiva Siddhanta.
He has inspired many poet-saints, such as Arunagirinathar. Kartikeya is found as a primary deity in temples wherever communities of the Tamil people live worldwide in Tamil Nadu state of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa and Réunion. Three of the six richest and busiest temples in Tamil Nadu are dedicated to him; the Kataragama temple dedicated to him in Sri Lanka attracts Tamils, Sinhalese people and the Vedda people. He is found in other parts of India, sometimes as Skanda, but in a secondary role along with Ganesha and Shiva. Kartikeya is known by numerous names in medieval texts of the Indian culture. Most common among these are Murugan, Kumara and Subrahmanya. Others include Aaiyyan, Senthil, Vēlaṇ, Swaminatha, śaravaṇabhava, Arumugam or ṣaṇmukha, Guha or Guruguha, Kandhan and Mahasena. In ancient coins where the inscription has survived along with his images, his names appear as Kumara, Brahmanya or Brahmanyadeva. On some ancient Indo-Scythian coins, his names appear in Greek script as Skanda and Vishaka.
In ancient statues, he appears as Mahasena and Vishakha. Skanda is derived from skanḍr-, which means to "spill, leap, attack"; this root is derived from the legend of his unusual birth. The legend, translates Lochtefeld, states "Shiva and Parvati are disturbed while making love, Shiva inadvertently spills his semen on the ground"; this semen incubates in River Ganges, preserved by the heat of god Agni, this fetus is born as baby Kartikeya on the banks of Ganges. The "spill" epithet leads to the name Skanda. Additionally N. Gopala Pillai postulated. Kartikeya means "of the Krittikas"; this epithet is linked to his birth. After he appears on the banks of the River Ganges, he is seen by the six of the seven brightest stars cluster in the night sky called Krittikas in Hindu texts; these six mothers all want to take care of nurse baby Kartikeya. Kartikeya ends the argument by growing five more heads to have a total of six heads so he can look at all six mothers, let them each nurse one. There are ancient references which can be interpreted to be Kartikeya in the Vedic texts, in the works of Pāṇini, in the Mahabhasya of Patanjali and in Kautilya's Arthashastra.
For example, the term Kumara appears in hymn 5,2 of the Rig Veda. The Kumara of verse 5.2.1 can be interpreted as Skanda, or just any "boy". However, the rest of the verses depict the "boy" as bright-colored, hurling weapons and other motifs that have been associated with Skanda; the difficulty with interpreting these to be Skanda is that Indra and Rudra are depicted in similar terms and as warriors. The Skanda-like motifs found in Rig Veda are found in other Vedic texts, such as section 6.1-3 of the Shatapatha Brahmana. In these, the mythology is different for Kumara, as Agni is described to be the Kumara whose mother is Ushas and whose father is Purusha; the section 10.1 of the Taittiriya Aranyaka mentions Sanmukha, while the Baudhayana Dharmasutra mentions a householder's rite of passage that involves prayers to Skanda with his brother Ganapati together. The chapter 7 of the Chandogya Upanishad equates Sanat-Kumara and Skanda, as he teaches sage Narada to discover his own Atman as a means to the ultimate knowledge, true peace and liberation.
According to Fred Clothey, the evidence suggests that Kartikeya mythology had become widespread sometime around 200 BCE or after in north India. The first clear evidence of Kartikeya's importance emerges in the Hindu Epics such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata where his story is recited. In addition to textual evidence, his importance is affirmed by the archeological, the epigraphical and the numismatic evidence of this period. For example, he is found in numismatic evidence linked to the Yaudheyas, a confederation of warriors in north India who are mentioned by ancient Pāṇini, they ruled an area consisting of modern era Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. They struck coins bearing the image of Skanda, these coins are dated to be from before Kushan Empire era started. During the Kushan dynasty era, that included much of northwest
Karthik Calling Karthik
Karthik Calling Karthik is a 2010 Indian psychological thriller film and directed by Vijay Lalwani and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment and Reliance Big Pictures. The film stars Farhan Deepika Padukone in lead roles. Ram Kapoor and Shefali Shah play supporting roles in the film; the film's music was composed by the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the background score was composed by MIDIval Punditz and Karsh Kale. Karthik Narayan is an introvert who lacks confidence and feels trapped in his average job at a construction company, he is continuously troubled by an incident from his childhood: His older brother, used to torture him, but whenever he complained to his parents, they did not believe him. One day, Kumar took Karthik to a well and tried to throw him in it. Kumar accidentally died. Karthik has thought himself responsible for his brother's death since. Shonali Mukherjee is a co-worker at Karthik's company, whom Karthik secretly loved though she remains unaware of his existence, much less his feelings.
After being derided by his boss Mr Kamath yet again. Just as he is about to, a stranger with the same, exact voice as his and says that he is Karthik, convincing him that he has the ability to change his life; these phone calls become Karthik's life guide. His chats take place every morning at 5:00 a.m. and the caller provides advice on Karthik's problems, guiding him to become a successful man, win Shonali's heart, bring color to his otherwise dreary life. However, when Karthik tells Shonali and his psychiatrist about the phone calls, despite being warned not to, the mysterious caller gets angry and tells Karthik that if he could bring him up, he could throw him down; as per his word, things start going downhill. Karthik's boss throws him out and Shonali leaves him. Karthik decides that if he goes somewhere he does not know the caller wouldn't know where he is either and stop calling him. Karthik travels to an unknown place, takes shelter in a small hotel, asks the receptionist to remove the telephone and room number plate.
After a few months, Karthik is comfortably living in Cochin with a decent job. His life is back to normal except for the fact. Upon his boss's request, he is forced to purchase a landline, he goes to great lengths to ensure that he himself is unaware of the phone number. However, one day at 5 a.m, he receives a call from the mysterious caller, who threatens to kill him. Meanwhile, Shonali is contacted by Dr. Kapadia, who reveals the twist: Karthik suffers from Schizophrenia, a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality, he has an alter-ego, more assertive and advises him on how to live life. However it was revealed, he has been dealing with this condition from a young age, when he created a fake brother named Kumar with his imagination. Karthik's phone has the capacity to act as a playback feature at a certain time. Karthik would wake up in the middle of the night, leave himself messages as his alter ego, return to sleep, where he would awake once again at 5 AM to take his own calls.
Karthik becomes so disturbed that he attempts to commit suicide again. Shonali, realizing the truth, arrives at the right time to save him, they reconcile and she stands by him, helping him with his condition. After a few months, Karthik is in the process of dealing with his disorder and lives a happy and rehabilitated life with Shonali by his side. Farhan Akhtar as Karthik Narayan Deepika Padukone as Shonali Mukharjee Ram Kapoor as Kamath Shefali Shah as Dr. Shweta Kapadia Vivan Bhatena as Ashish Vipin Sharma as Landlord In an effort to prepare for his role as loner introvert Karthik, Farhan Akhtar isolated himself at home and school and turned off his phone, he learned to solve the Rubik's Cube, an activity which his character completes in only one try. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India rated the movie 3.5/5 stars, calling it "immensely watchable, purely for the class act by Farhan Akhtar in the title role" and recommending it to those who are in the mood for serious cinema.
Shweta Parande of CNN-News18 gave a rating of 3.5 out of 5, applauding the cast and crew for their performances and their efforts on building up the story as a team. Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times gave the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote, "This one’s not a formula film, it isn’t suspense for most parts either. It’s the kind of thriller that every Bollywood B, or big budget, genre flick aspires for." Anupama Chopra of NDTV gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars and stated that "it isn't a bad film, but it isn't good either". Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 stars calling it "a decent product with an unconvincing conclusion". Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com gave the film a 2.5/5 rating, praising Farhan Akhtar for his versatility, while criticizing Deepika Padukone for not being able to "hold a single scene on her own". Karthik Calling Karthik was a declared a box office flop. Collecting ₹18.75 crore on a budget of ₹20 crore, it grossed ₹5.1 crore overseas, for a total of ₹28.22 crore worldwide.
The soundtrack of the film is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. The album was released on 20 February 2010. Though the album did not get favorable critical response, the track "Uff Teri Adaa" created waves and topped the charts numerous times in the
Kartik Aaryan is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Born and raised in Gwalior, he relocated to Navi Mumbai to pursue an engineering degree in biotechnology, he dabbled in modelling and made attempts to start a career in film. After struggling for three years, Aaryan made his acting debut in 2011 with Pyaar Ka Punchnama, a buddy film about the romantic tribulations faced by three young men, directed by Luv Ranjan and co-starred Nushrat Bharucha. Aaryan went on to play the romantic interest of the lead female characters in Akaash Vani and Kaanchi: The Unbreakable, but these films failed to propel his career forward, he subsequently collaborated with Ranjan and Bharucha in two more buddy films, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, both of which were commercially successful but received criticism for their misogynistic themes. The latter proved to be a breakthrough for Aaryan, he followed it by starring in the romantic comedy Luka Chuppi. In addition to his acting career, Aaryan endorses several brands and products, has co-hosted two award ceremonies.
Kartik Tiwari was born on 22 November 1990 in Madhya Pradesh. Both his parents are doctors, he pursued an engineering degree in biotechnology from Navi Mumbai's D Y Patil College of Engineering, while secretly harbouring ambitions for a career in film. He has said that he would travel for two hours to attend auditions. Aaryan began a modelling career while in university and after three years of unsuccessfully auditioning for films, he did an acting course from the Kreating Charakters institute, he informed his parents of his desire to become an actor. While still in his third year of college, Aaryan made his acting debut with Luv Ranjan's buddy film Pyaar Ka Punchnama, co-starring Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S Bakhirta, Nushrat Bharucha, which revolves around the romantic tribulations faced by three young men, he found a casting call for the film on Facebook and secured the role after auditioning for six months. As he had limited financial means at that point, he lived in an apartment with 12 other aspiring actors and earned money by cooking for them.
In Pyaar Ka Punchnama, his character's four-minute monologue was one of the lengthiest single shots done for a Hindi film to that point. Reviewing it for Rediff.com, Shaikh Ayaz found Aaryan's "bursting soliloquy on why women are the way they are and can never be understood riotously funny". Namrata Joshi of Outlook criticised the film for portraying each of the female characters as a "hard-hearted bitch" but was appreciative of Aaryan's monologue and the chemistry between the three men; the film emerged as a sleeper hit and he received a nomination for the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Debut. After the release of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Aaryan completed his engineering degree on the insistence of his mother, his next film release came two years when he collaborated once again with Ranjan and Bharucha in the romance Akaash Vani, about the titular lovers who are separated when Vani is married off to an abusive husband. Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu praised the film for exploring chauvinism in India, a rare concept for Hindi film, praised the chemistry between the two stars, writing that "you can tell how much they are in love when they don't have any lines".
Sudhir Chaudhary, the cinematographer in Aaryan's previous films, showed his work to Subhash Ghai, impressed by Aaryan and cast him in his directorial Kaanchi: The Unbreakable. It is a drama about a woman's quest for justice when her husband is murdered by politicians, in which Aaryan played the love interest of the title character. Despite a brief role, Aaryan agreed to the project to work with Ghai. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV disliked the film but wrote that Aaryan "exudes strong screen presence and shows flashes of qualities needed to be a mainstream Bollywood lover boy". Both Akaash Vani and Kaanchi did not perform well commercially, leading Aaryan to question his career prospects. In 2015, Aaryan starred in Ranjan's comedy sequel Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, which retained some of the original's cast, including him and Bharucha, added the actors Omkar Kapoor and Sunny Singh. In it, he delivered an longer, seven minute single-shot monologue. Mike McCahill of The Guardian criticised the film's poor handling of female roles, but considered the banter between Aaryan and Bharucha's characters to be its highlight.
Shubha Shetty-Guha of Mid Day too took note of the misogynistic themes but found parts of it "uproariously funny". When asked about the sexism in the film, Aaryan said that as a proponent of gender equality his character did not reflect his personal beliefs. With earnings of over ₹880 million against a budget of ₹220 million, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 emerged as a major financial success. For his performance, Aaryan won a Stardust Award for Best Actor In A Comic Role; the following year, Aaryan featured as a young Muslim boy who falls in love with an older woman in Tanuja Chandra's short film Silvat, made as part of the Zeal For Unity initiative to bridge cultural barriers between India and Pakistan. As he enjoyed working in comedies, Aaryan next starred alongside Paresh Rawal and Kriti Kharbanda in Guest iin London, about a young couple troubled by unwelcome guests. A few scenes between Rawal and him were improvised on set. In a scathing review, Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times criticised the film's reliance on flatulence humour, wrote that Aaryan "looks good, dances well, does his gags well, but ends up pl
Kartik Shetty is a Mumbai-based Indian actor and director. He has acted in Karthik, he directed Marathi film Bhakti Heech Khari Shakti and Than Than Gopal Kartik Shetty was born in Mumbai on 4 July 1987. His father, Vijay B. Shetty, is from Udupi, his mother, Sulatha V. Shetty is from Karkala, he did his early education from DonBosco school Matunga Mumbai and Jai Hind college, Digital Academy-The Film school Mumbai. He learned mixed martial arts and Mua Thai in Singapore a polo player. Kartik Shetty made his directorial debut in the Marathi film Bhakti Heech Khari Shakti in 2006 and began his acting career in Kannada film Yuva in 2009 Kannada film Karthik in 2011 and Kannada film AGNI MUSTI in 2012 at to be release, at the age of 19 years he first Mumbai-Kannadiga to venture into Marathi film production
Karthikeyan is an Indian masculine given name derived from the god Kartikeya. Anitha Karthikeyan, a playback singer D. R. Karthikeyan, an Indian Police Service Officer G. Karthikeyan, an Indian politician and the speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly M. L. R. Karthikeyan, an Indian playback singer Murali Karthikeyan, an Indian International chess Master Narain Karthikeyan, the first Formula One motor racing driver from India P. S. Karthikeyan, an Indian politician, a member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Sivakarthikeyan, an Indian film actor, television anchor, stand-up comedian of tamil nadu Karthik Karthika Kartik
Murali Kartik is a former Indian cricketer who sporadically represented the India national cricket team from 2000 to 2007. He is a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked during his prime years by the presence of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, he is a left-handed batsman, although he has had some success with the bat at first-class level with 19 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level. After starting out in the Delhi junior system, Kartik moved through the age group ranks at Railways, was selected for the Indian Under-19 team, he made his first-class debut in 1996–97 and after a few productive seasons at domestic level, made his Test debut in early-2000 as Kumble's bowling partner. However, he ran into disciplinary problems and was expelled from the National Cricket Academy in the same year, while new national captain Sourav Ganguly was reluctant to entrust him with responsibility.
Ganguly called for off spinner Harbhajan to be recalled in 2001, was rewarded with a series-winning performance against Australia. This left Kartik on the outer. For the next four years, Kartik was on the fringes of selection, he made his ODI debut in 2002 and had a short stint before being dropped and missing the 2003 Cricket World Cup because of mediocre performance. He was recalled in late-2003 for limited overs matches and played in around half of India's matches for a six-month period, as well as one Test after Harbhajan suffered a serious injury. In late-2004 Kartik played in three Tests as India fielded three spinners, claimed his only man-of-the-match award in Tests against Australia in Mumbai, but was again dropped two matches later. In late 2005, Kartik became a regular member of the ODI team for a few months when the International Cricket Council introduced an experimental rule that allowed one substitute to be used, opening an extra vacancy in the national team. However, Kartik was unable to secure his position in the team and the rule was revoked.
In late 2007, Kartik broke back into the ODI team and took 6/27 in one victory over Australia, but lost form soon after and was again dropped. He has not represented India since then. Aside from domestic cricket, Kartik plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and has been in demand in English county cricket as an overseas player, representing Lancashire, Middlesex and Surrey. Born in Chennai, Murali Kartik wanted to be a genetic engineer, he was a medium pacer in his early years, before switching to a left arm finger spinner in the classical mould, Kartik grew up trying to emulate past Indian orthodox spinners Bishen Singh Bedi, Maninder Singh and Venkatapathy Raju, he garnered attention for what was perceived to be a fiery attitude, but took pride in coach Kapil Dev saying of him "I have never seen a player with such an attitude towards the game in my 20 years of international cricket". Kartik started out in the junior system at Delhi, he broke into their Under-16 team in December 1992, took a match total of 10/74 on debut against Himachal Pradesh, as well as scoring 52 not out in an innings victory.
He took 2/91 in the next match against Haryana, but could no longer play in the Under-16s because of his advancing age. He could not break into the Under-19s at Delhi, played no further youth domestic matches for two years, when he transferred to Railways and broke into their Under-19 team. In five matches for his new team during the 1994–95, he took 24 wickets at 14.58 including a haul of 5/28 against Vidarbha. He was rewarded with selection in the Under-19 Central Zone team for the zonal one-day tournament, taking five wickets at 25.00 in four matches. He had little success with the bat, scoring 47 on one occasion during the season, but otherwise only aggregating nine runs in six innings; the following season in 1995–96, Kartik had a more successful season for Railways Under-19s. He started with 5/73 and 5/55 against Madhya Pradesh and made it three five-wicket hauls in a row with 5/42 against Vidarbha, he took another five-wicket haul in the season against Rajasthan and ended the competition with 38 wickets at 18.94 in seven matches.
Railways made the final. Kartik was Railways' most effective bowler, taking 4/57 in Punjab's first innings of 310, he made 14 not out as Railways ceded a first innings lead, enough to give Punjab the title as the match ended in a draw. Kartik took 3/138 in the second innings. After the final, newly crowned champions took on the Rest of India, Kartik took 2/25 and 4/89 to help his team to a six-wicket victory. Kartik had a less successful time in the zonal one-dayers for Central, taking only one wicket in three matches, he improved his batting marginally, scoring 57 and three other double-digit scores. As a result of his performances during the season, Kartik was called up to the Indian Under-19 team for an international series against their counterparts from South Africa. In the youth Test, he took 4/40. In the second innings, he took 3/30 as South Africa fell for 107 in pursuit of 277. In two youth one-day internationals that followed, Kartik was prominent in the Indian victories, taking 3/23 and 3/33 respectively.
The following season, 1996–97, Kartik was promoted into the senior ranks. In his first match, a List A fixture against Madhya Pradesh, Kartik took 2/27 from his allotment of ten overs but was unable to prevent a four-wicket loss, he made his first-class debut the next day against the same team and sent down 16 overs taking a total of 1/18 in a drawn match. In a close-run match
Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman, best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician who works in Tamil cinema. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman, he was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. He has appeared in lead roles in Tamil films, known as Navarasa Nayagan, he has appeared in some Telugu films. Karthik acted more than 125 films, he has been the recipient of the Nandi Award. He won four Filmfare Awards South. Karthik was born in Chennai to, 90's and 2000's, he has two sons and Ghayn, from his first marriage with Ragini, another son, from his second marriage with Rathi. Karthik was first introduced by Bharathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai, he received the Best New Face Award from the Tamil Nadu Government in 1981. He collaborated with leading film directors such as Mani Ratnam, K. Balachander, Visu, R. Sundarrajan, Ameerjan, R. V. Udayakumar, Fazil, Agathiyan, Sundar C. K. S. Ravikumar, P. Vasu and K. V. Anand. During the earlier stages of his career, Karthik worked three times with R. V. Udaya Kumar and enjoyed great success in all their ventures.
He formed a partnership with Goundamani in many comedy films. He was well received by the Tamil audience for his performance in Nallavanukku Nallavan in a challenging role against Rajinikanth. Karthik during the early to mid 80s did many films and some of them like Ninaivellam Nithya, Agaya Gangai, itto do variety of roles but many of the films till 1986 like Bhagavathipuram Railway Gate, Pei Veedu and Raja Thanthiram were typical low budget masala films, his onscreen pair with Radha was appreciated in the 80s. His cameo in Mouna Ragam was well received by the audience; the film, which made many women fall in love with Karthik. The film which gave Tamil industry an actor of extraordinary talent, an actor of immense artistry and one, a natural performer; this film not only catapulted Karthik to fame but he would admit, it made him re-think his choice of films and instilled confidence and belief that he had what is required as an actor to succeed. A golden period in the career of Karthik, one witnessed numerous performance-oriented films.
Vanna Kanavugal, the film was a received a super hit box office, K. Balachander praised him for his performance in the film. Karthik gave several successful films, he acted in Telugu film Abhinandana. Followed by Agni Natchathiram co-starred with Prabhu; the film is directed by Mani Ratnam. The high point of Ratnam’s association with Ilaiyaraaja. Agni Natchathiram’s songs captured the story’s essence. In'Raja Rajadhi Rajan Indha Raja', Ilaiyaraaja brings an American electro sting to the beats, reminiscent of bands such as Newcleus that were storming the charts in the ’80s. An school-boyish Prabhu Deva is seen dancing in the group behind Karthik in the song. Followed by successful films like, Varusham Padhinaaru, Idhaya Thamarai, Kizhakku Vasal and culminating in the black comedy Gopura Vasalile. A period of ups and terrible downs; the period when Karthik took considerable risks in choosing film scripts. Amaran, – an action film where Karthik plays an orphan who becomes a don; when it released, it performed below expectations but with time has attained cult status with the song sung by Karthik becoming a huge rage during the last 10 years.'Vethala Potta Sokkula', One of the few super hit songs that Aadhithyan tuned.
Sung by Karthik himself in his signature style similar to his dialogue delivery, the song is a ‘love at first sight’ kind. Its simplicity and hummable lyrics is what endeared it to many when it was first released. Nadodi Thendral, – a period film helmed by Bharatiraja; this was a huge risk during the 1990s when typical four-fight films ruled the roost. Karthik acting was a revelation in the triangular love story. Ponnumani, – a village-based melodrama. First one for Karthik. Performance wise everyone did their bit but in terms of acting skills, not much was required through the film was hugely successful. Karthik spent a considerable amount of time shooting for a Telugu film co-starring Vijayashanti in Maga Rayudu; this period witnessed huge disasters like Marumagan, Nandhavana Theru and Thotta Chinungi. One after another success in addition to laurels for acting; this was the year of Karthik, Kizhakku Mugam, a good review but he received another breakthrough in his career by performing a full-length comedy role in Sundar C's Ullathai Allitha, alongside Rambha and Goundamani collaborated with the director again in another profitable venture, Mettukudi.
He went on to win critical acclaim for his role in Gokulathil Seethai. This was undoubtedly the film of the year. Performance of Karthik was on a different level, the nuances, the pause, the dialogue delivery, the body language, emotions through eyes, - This was an artist, at his best and whose artistry had no peers, he appeared in K. S. Ravikumar's Pistha, which won good reviews. Karthik carried on his good streak at the box office in 1998, while winning accolades for his performances in Vikraman's Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, Cheyyar Ravi's Harichandra and Selva's Pooveli, won a Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actor. In 1999, He play dramas fi