Theatrical release poster
Priya Bhavani Shankar
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Distributed by||Sakthi Film Factory|
Kadaikutty Singam (lit. Youngest lion) is a 2018 Indian Tamil language drama film written and directed by Pandiraj and produced by Suriya for, his studio 2D Entertainment. The film stars Karthi and Sayyeshaa, with a supporting cast including Sathyaraj, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Arthana Binu. The film, which was also released in Telugu as Chinna Babu, featured music composed by D. Imman and cinematography by Velraj. The film was released on 13 July 2018.The film received highly positive reviews and had 100 days theatrical run and blockbuster at box office
Gunasingam (Karthi) is a rich farmer who lives happily with his family and father Ranasingam (Sathyaraj). His father always wanted a son but always had a daughter. After five daughters, Gunasingam was born. Ranasingam had got married just for a son (two wives). Problem arise when he falls for Kannukiniyal "Iniya" (Sayyeshaa) who is the daughter of a rich man who's sister Ranasingam had left but he agrees and but now he must convince his sisters that he cannot marry their daughters Chellamma and Priyadarshini. Will he succeed in marrying Iniya ?
- Karthi as Perunazhi Gunasingam (Krishnamaraju in Telugu)
- Sathyaraj as Perunazhi Ranasingam (Rudraraju in Telugu)
- Sayyeshaa as Kannukiniyal "Iniya" (Neelaneerada in Telugu) (Voice dubbed by [])
- Priya Bhavani Shankar as Poompozhil Chellamma
- Arthana Binu as Aandal Priyadarshini
- Soori as Sivagamiyin Selvan
- Bhanupriya as Panchamadevi
- Viji Chandrasekhar as Vanamadevi
- Saroja as Angaiyarkanni Anbukarasi
- Mounika as Mangamma Rani (Sathi Leelavathi/Saamyadi)
- Deepa as Velunachiar Rani (Sandakozhi/Action King)
- Yuvarani as Samyuktha Rani (Ratha Kanneer)
- Jeevitha as Jhansi Rani (Ulavuthurai)
- Indhumathi as Padmavathi Rani (Paasa Malar)
- Saravanan as Thamarai Manala Sendayar
- G. Marimuthu as Maligai Manala Sendayar
- Ilavarasu as Manikkam
- Sriman as Adiyamaan (Safari)
- Ponvannan as Thillainayagam
- Manoj Kumar as Teacher
- John Vijay as MLA
- Manobala as Judge
- Shatru as Kodiyarasu
- Soundararaja as Kodimaran
- Senthikumari as Thillainayagam's sister
- Veerasamar as Kodaiyarasu's right-hand man
- Pandian as Teacher's grandson
- Tanushree as Jhansi Rani's daughter
- Suriya in a special appearance
- Velraj in a special appearance
- Rajsekar Karpura Sundara Pandian in a special appearance
In June 2017, Suriya signed on director Pandiraj to make a film for his studio 2D Entertainment, which would feature Karthi in a lead role. Pandiraj revealed that Karthi would play the role of a passionate farmer and the only male child in a family with five elder sisters. The director succeeded in convincing Sathyaraj to play the character of Karthi's father, while he cast Sayyeshaa as the main female lead despite initial reservations whether she would aptly portray a village character. Priya Bhavani Shankar, who gained acclaim through her debut film role in Meyaadha Maan (2017), was signed to portray another leading female role. The makers held talks with Anupama Parameswaran for a third leading female role, but later selected Arthana Binu. Other actors selected for the film included Soori, Bhanupriya, Yuvarani, Mounika (actress), Viji Chandrasekhar and Ponvannan.
The shoot of the film began on 9 November 2017 in Chennai, with the cast and crew assembling for a launch ceremony. In early January 2018, the team moved to continue the shoot in Thenkasi. The film ran into trouble with Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) when the team shot a rekla (bullock cart race) scene sequence in spite of AWBI denying permission. The producers had previously approached the AWBI for permission to shoot the scene which involved 211 cows and oxen, 48 cocks and 32 birds. The board, however, denied permission citing that the Supreme Court has banned the sport. The breach had come to light after Suriya had uploaded a video of him and his son visiting the shoot location in Karaikudi. Rajasekar Pandian, a manager of 2D Entertainment, later said that the team got the required permission from the District Collector of Pudukottai, who permitted the president of the Rekla Federation of Tamil Nadu to conduct the race. So, the makers chose to use the opportunity of the race to include such scenes of rekla racing in the film.
|Kadaikutty Singam / Chinnababu|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Length||34:07 / 34:09|
|Language||Tamil / Telugu|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|D. Imman chronology|
All lyrics written by Yugabharathi.
|1.||"Sandakkaari"||D. Imman, Vandana Srinivasan||4:30|
|2.||"Kaalai Theme"||Nivas, Sai Vignesh, T.S. Sarath, Narayanan, Jithin Raj, Vignesh Narayanan||3:52|
|3.||"Thandora Kannaala"||V.V. Prassanna||4:22|
|4.||"Vaa Jikki"||D. Imman||4:17|
|7.||"Thandora Kannaala" (Karaoke)||4:19|
|8.||"Vaa Jikki" (Karaoke)||4:17|
|2.||"Adivellakkaara Velaayi"||Mahalingam||Anthony Daasan||2:52|
|3.||"Vaalakola Mela"||Iravi||Madurai Lakshmi Amma||2:08|
|4.||"Sandakkaari" (Male Version)||Yugabharathi||D. Imman||4:30|
|5.||"Thandora Kannaala" (Reprise)||Yugabharathi||V.V. Prassanna||4:22|
All tracks written by Vennelakanti.
|Telugu Track-List |
|1.||"Chinnadhaani"||Haricharan, Vandana Srinivasan||4:29|
|2.||"Githa Theme"||Santosh Hariharan, Sai Vignesh, T.S. Sarath Santhosh, Narayanan Ravishankar, Jithin Raj, Vignesh Narayanan||3:52|
|4.||"Ra Chinna Ra Chinna"||Hemachandra||4:17|
|8.||"Ra Chinna Ra Chinna" (Karaoke)||4:17|
- "Suriya to produce, Karthi is the hero!".
- "Sathyaraj plays Karthi's dad in 'Kadai Kutty Singam'".
- "Priya Bhavani Shankar confirmed for Karthi's project".
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- "Arthana Binu in Karthi-Pandiraj film". 7 January 2018.
- "Karthi-Pandiraj film to be predominantly shot in Tenkasi".
- "Karthi's next with Pandiraj starts rolling from today!".
- "Arthana's next in Kollywood is with Karthi and Pandiraj - Times of India".
- "In pics: Karthi's 'farmer' look from 'Kadai Kutty Singam'". 15 February 2018.
- "Karthi shoots for a rekla sequence - Times of India".
- "Karthi's 'Kadai Kutty Singam' In Trouble Over Rekla Race Scene". 1 February 2018.
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- D. Imman (8 August 2018). "Kadaikutty Singam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- "Kadaikutty Singam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Additional Songs)) - EP by D. Imman". 17 July 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- D. Imman (8 August 2018). "Chinnababu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2018.