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Directed by A. C. Mugil
Produced by TCS
Written by A. C. Mugil
Starring Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj
Rashmi Gautam
Music by Vijay Ebenezer
Cinematography Prashanth D'Misale
Edited by Ruben
Sri Sivaselvanayakiamman Movies
Release date
  • 20 May 2011 (2011-05-20)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 1.5 -cr
Box office 4.25cr

Kandaen (Tamil: கண்டேன்; English: I Saw) is an Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Mugil, and produced by TCS. It stars Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj and Rashmi Gautam in lead along with Santhanam in a pivotal role. The film, which was launched in May 2010, created curiosity after noted film-maker Gautham Menon's newly launched audio label selected the film's soundtrack to be its first release.[1] It was released on 20 May 2011 to average reviews from critics and was performed averagely at the box office, but Shanthnu's and Santhanam's comedy was appreciated.[2][3] The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Balapam Patti Bhama Odilo in 2016.


Vasanth (Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj) is an engineer who comes from Chennai he wants to see the girl as soon as possible, and Vasanth returns to Chennai.

Vasanth falls in love with a pretty girl named Narmada (Rashmi Gautam) at first sight. He acts blind and she eventually falls for him, too. They date and Narmadha's father (Ashish Vidyarthi), a police commissioner, gets to know abets, on the other hand, manages to tell Narmada the truth and she comes to know about Vasanth's blindness. They reconcile, and as the movie comes to an end, Vasanth has a successful operation and they return to India happily to get married.



The satellite rights of the film were secured by STAR Vijay. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.


The film received mixed reviews. Rashmi Gautam was praised for her acting and glam quotient. Behindwoods quoted that "she was the film's glam quotient and showed streaks of brilliance."[4] Indiaglitz also praised her that "she is a welcome addition to the list of Tamil heroines and that she emoted well and interestingly after a long gap one got to see a heroine hogging major share in a movie."[5] Rohit Ramachandran of nowrunning.com rated it 2.5/5 stating that "Kandaen is a romantic comedy without a heartbeat but enough pulse to crack you up."[6]


Soundtrack album to Kanden by Vijay Ebenezer
Released 9 December 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Label Photon Kathaas Music
Producer Vijay Ebenezer
Vijay Ebenezer chronology

Film score and soundtrack of Kanden are composed by noted evangelical composer, Vijay Ebenezer, who made his debut into film music with the project. The audio rights of Kanden, were bought by Gautham Menon after Singer Krish and Vijay had given a copy to Menon following the recommendation of actress Sangeetha and producer Sebastian. Menon impressed, wanted to release the audio under his newly launched label, Photon Kathaas Music. The music garnered positive reviews especially the song "Enge En Idhayam" became popular. Behindwoods quoted that the "It was a pretty decent effort composed by a newcomer. "[7] Singer Krish made his debut as a lyricist with this film writing two songs.

The launch of Menon's banner and the film's album was held on 9 December 2010 at a ceremony featuring several chief guests including Suriya, K. Bhagyaraj and prominent composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and Harris Jayaraj.[8] The following a day, a promotional event was held at Odyssey in Chennai, with live renditions from the album. The event featured performances from Chinmayi, Suchitra and Krish whilst Gautham Menon, Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj and Karthik Kumar were also in attendance.[9]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Enge En Idhayam" Thamarai Dr. Burn, Krish, Prashanthini  
2. "Oru Paaravai" Krish Krish, Gurupriya  
3. "Narmada" Krish Haricharan, Suchitra  
4. "Ninaivugal" Ravindran Devan Ekambaram  
5. "Aa Hah" Thamarai Krish, Ujjayinee  
6. "Yavarakum Thalaivan" Vaali Chinmayi, Senthil Das  
7. "Cassanova" Ravindran Rahul Nambiar, Samcy, Sheeba  


  1. ^ "Audio rights of Kandaen snapped by Menon". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Kandaen movie review". GetCinemas.com. 
  3. ^ "Kanden movie review". IndiaGlitz. 
  4. ^ "Kanden Movie Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Kanden Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Kanden Review". Nowrunning.com. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ "KANDEN MUSIC REVIEW". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Launch Of 'Kanden' Audio & Photon Kathaas". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Kanden Songs Promo At Odyssey event gallery". kalakkalcinema. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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