Kadhalagi

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Kadhalagi
Directed byK. R. Vishwaa
Produced byK. R. Vishwaa
Written byK. R. Vishwaa
C. P. Narayan (dialogues)
StarringKrishnakumar Balasubramanian
Srushti Dange
Music byA. R. Reihana
S. Thaman (score)
CinematographyRavi Shankar
Edited byB. Monoharan
Production
company
K Creations
Release date
  • 28 May 2010 (2010-05-28)
Running time
125 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kadhalagi is a 2010 Tamil coming of age film directed and produced by K. R. Vishwaa. The film features Krishnakumar Balasubramanian and Srushti Dange in lead roles, with Prakash Raj, newcomers Vijay Gopal, Amrita Chhabria, Nadhim Khan, Roshan Nawaz and Nakshatra playing supporting roles. The film had musical score by A. R. Reihana and was released on 28 May 2010.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

A group of four youngsters get on a train, they are then scolded by a quick-tempered stranger Ananthakrishnan (Prakash Raj), he tells them that today's young people are immature and good-for-nothing. The friends are about to prove him wrong.

Nandhini Velu Nachiyar (Srushti Dange), Reshmi Kaur (Amrita Chhabria), Mahesh Muthusamy (Nadhim Khan), Mohammed Aslam (Roshan Nawaz) and Angelina Kristy (Nakshatra) were visual communication students and best friends. After the graduation, they had to split up and to go in different directions, then they met the magician Thyagu (Krishnakumar Balasubramanian), and everything changed. Thyagu and Nandhini were childhood friends and were in love with each other. Both were from different castes, Nandhini's brother-in-law Raja Rajasekharan (Vijay Gopal) was a despicable caste fanatic and an influential person, he had hatred towards every caste other than his caste and wanted his community people to get a high post in the society. Thereafter, the six friends formed a group named "Mantra", performing dance, magic or song for advertisement companies. When Raja was made aware of Nandhini's love, he killed her and swept this issue under the rug. The five friends protested to grant justice for Nandhini's death, but the police force stopped the protest and beat up the friends. The five then started a TV show in which they exposed the truth behind Nandhini's death.

When they reach their destination, RK is shocked to see Thyagu and Nandhini together. The friends reveal that Nandhini's death was a sham and Raja committed suicide when the police tried to arrest him for a murder he did not commit. RK then reveals that he is, in fact, a CBI officer, who was in charge of Raja's case, but RK praises the youngsters for their braveness and hushes up the case.

Cast[edit]

  • Krishnakumar Balasubramanian as Thyagu
  • Srushti Dange as Nandhini Velu Nachiyar
  • Prakash Raj as Ananthakrishnan (AK)
  • Vijay Gopal as Raja Rajasekharan
  • Amrita Chhabria as Reshmi Kaur
  • Nadhim Khan as Mahesh Muthusamy
  • Roshan Nawaz as Mohammed Aslam
  • Nakshatra as Angelina Kristy
  • Kashish as Kashish Kapoor
  • Santhesh as Sivaprabhu
  • Jayashree as Mythili
  • Payisha
  • George Maryan as Sankaran

Production[edit]

"Wide angle" Ravi Shankar was hired as cinematographer, A. R. Rahman's sister A. R. Reihana as music director and S. Thaman took care of the background score. The film director K. R. Viswaa said, "the society is not the same as it was a decade ago. Things have change a lot. People's view on romance, friendship and the need of shape their career has changed. Kadhalagi is the story of a group of youngsters who struggles for friends and friends who struggle for lovers".[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kadhalagi
Soundtrack album by
Released2010
Recorded2010
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length28:19
LabelStar Music
ProducerA. R. Reihana
A. R. Reihana chronology
Pesuvathu Kiliya
(2009)
Kadhalagi
(2010)
Ennai Etho Seithu Vittai
(2011)

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Reihana and Background score by S. Thaman. The soundtrack, released on the 14 April 2010 (Tamil New Year).[4][5] The audio was launched at the Film chambers in Chennai, alongside politician M. K. Alagiri, Vairamuthu, R. K. Selvamani, V. C. Guhanathan, Sivasakthi Pandian, A. R. Reihana and others.[6]

All tracks written by Vairamuthu.

Track-List
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Manadhil Poochedi"Deepa Miriam, Belly Raj, Bignic, Sravana Bhargavi5:01
2."Vaazhvomay Vaazhvomay"Suchitra, Kavi Suresh4:23
3."Udal Mozhi Ulagin"Suzanne D'Mello4:19
4."Kaadhale Kaadhale"Shankar Mahadevan4:37
5."Kannadasan Kavithaigalai"Haricharan5:14
6."Roja Thottathil"Karthik, Benny Dayal, Prashanthini, A. R. Reihana4:45
Total length:28:19

Reception[edit]

A critic stated, "the album is youthful and peppy. The singers do justice to the fresh music of A. R. Reihana and the wonderful lyrics of Vairamuthu. Only thing is you must listen to the songs in this album with an open mind".[7]

Reception[edit]

Behindwoods.com wrote, "The script is the hero of Kadhalagi with no single character being given extra emphasis, all being equal contributors to the proceedings" and rated it 2.5 out of 5 stars.[8] A critic said, "Every character has complete importance in this film as the suspenseful factors are unravelled only during the point of climax. For sure, you will appreciate K. R. Vishwa for his extraordinary skill for sharp, elegant screenplay".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kadhalagi (2010) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Kadhalagi (2010)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Kadhalagi will fill the gap". indiaglitz.com. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Kaadhalaagi songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Kadhalagi (2010)". mio.to. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Two audios launched on Chithirai Thirunal". Sify. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Kadhalagi Music Review". southdreamz.com. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Kadhalagi — Tamil Movie Reviews". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Review — Kadhalagi — Kollywood Today". kollywoodtoday.net. Retrieved 21 December 2017.