Kadhal Kasakuthaiya

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Kadhal Kasukathaiya
Directed byDwarakh Raja
Produced byV. Mathiyalagan
R. Ramya
Music byDharan Kumar
CinematographyBalaji Subramaniam
Edited byMuniez
Etcetera Entertainment
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)

Kadhal Kasakuthaiya (English: Love Feels Bitter) is a 2017 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by Dwarakh Raja. Featuring Dhruvva and Venba in the lead roles, the film also has veteran actors Charle and Kalpana in pivotal roles. The film began production during mid-2016 and was released on 8 September 2017 to mixed reviews from critics.


  • Dhruvva as Arjun
  • Venba as Diya
  • Charle as Diya's Father
  • Kalpana as Arjun's Mother
  • Linga
  • Jayaganesh
  • Shivam
  • Navin Gj
  • Vaishali Thaniga


The film's director, Dwarakh, a viscom graduate who has made short films, stated "the film which he says cannot be classified under a particular genre" and that "the story revolves around the romance between an 18-year-old girl and a 25-year-old boy". The film had its origin as a short film titled Maalai Neram, but Dwarakh later expanded that into a film.[1] Dhruva of Thilagar (2015) fame and Venba, who portrayed the younger version of Anjali's character in Kattradhu Thamizh (2007), were signed to play the lead pair.[2] Dwarakh completed scripting the film in a mere 10 days, and wrapped up the shoot in 24 days.[3]


Kadhal Kasukuthaiya
Soundtrack album by
Recorded23 August 2017
LabelMusic 247
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Kadhal Kasukuthaiya

The film's music was composed by Dharan Kumar, while the audio rights of the film was acquired by Music 247. The album released on 23 August 2017 and featured six tracks.

Track list
1."Complan Boy"Dwarakh RajaDharan Kumar, M. M. Monissha4:42
2."Hello Arjun"Dwarakh RajaHarini4:14
3."Amma Chellam"Dwarakh RajaMaalavika Sundar4:42
4."Veyil Vandhal"Dwarakh RajaAnisha Chandy1:20
5."Dusk Dawns (Theme Song)"2:31
6."Complan Boy (Theme Song)"1:49


The film opened on 8 September 2017 to mixed reviews, with the critic from The Times of India giving the film a negative review and stating "the writing seems unable to maintain a rhythm resulting in an uneven film that is engaging only in bit and parts".[4] The film was later dubbed and released in Telugu as Heart Beat on 19 January 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Age no bar for this love story titled 'Kadhal Kasakkudhaiyya' | Tamil Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Love from a woman's perspective". deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ "A minor love story- The New Indian Express". cinemaexpress.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Kadhal Kasakkuthaya Review {2.5/5}: The writing seems unable to maintain a rhythm resulting in an uneven film that is engaging only in bit and parts". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movie-details/heart-beat/movieshow/61933073.cms

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