Kedi (2006 film)
|Directed by||Jyothi Krishna|
|Produced by||A. M. Rathnam|
|Written by||Jyothi Krishna|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Cinematography||A. T. Karun|
|Edited by||Kola Bhaskar|
Sri Surya Movies
|Box office||10 crores|
Kedi is a 2006 Indian Tamil romantic film written and directed by Jyothi Krishna, who earlier directed the 2003 Tamil film Enakku 20 Unakku 18. Starring Ileana D'Cruz, Tamannaah and Ravi Krishna in the lead role, the film marks the Kollywood debut of the actresses Ileana D'Cruz and Tamannaah, where the latter plays a character with negative shades and the former plays love interest of Ravi Krishna whilst Ramesh Khanna, Atul Kulkarni, Adithya, M. S. Baskar and Suman Setty played supporting roles in the film. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film released on 24 September 2006 and was later dubbed into Telugu and released as Jadoo. The film earned mixed to positive reviews in both Tamil and Telugu and commercial success.
Raghu (Ravi Krishna) is a happy-go-lucky youngster who is not serious about studies or life. He has a great time in college playing pranks with fellow students. His dad (M. S. Bhaskar) dotes on him and so do his close friends (Suman Setty & gang). A new girl Priyanka (Tamannaah) joins his class, and she is the sister of Pughazhenthy (Atul Kulkarni), a powerful gangster-turned-minister. Priyanka is born with the silver spoon, and the college gets a face lift as her classroom is fitted with an AC, and the canteen gets a hip look.
Priyanka even manages to change the principal using her brother’s influence, and she hates the sight of Raghu, whom she considers a creep. Aarthi (Ileana D'Cruz), a maid’s daughter, studies in the same class, and she has a secret admiration towards Raghu. Seeing the way in which Priyanka treats him, Aarthi gives moral support and motivates Raghu to come above Priyanka, who is an all-rounder and best student in the university. This infuriates Priyanka who slowly wants him at any cost. Aarthi is blackmailed by a boy who takes her vulgar photos in a toilet, and he saves her from it. Priyanka decides to separate them, and creates photos with him.
Priyanka finally comes to know about Raghu's love towards Aarthi, and she tries everything possible to separate them. Pughazhenthy will go to any extreme costs to make Raghu marry his sister. He makes Aarthi mad by kidnapping and electrifying her, yet she turns normal on seeing Raghu, but goes back as she sees him getting shot. In the end, Aarthi goes mental, which enrages Raghu, who vows revenge on Priyanka. He pretends to accept the marriage and marries Aarthi at the last minute. Raghu comes to know that Priyanka even murdered her brother in order to live with Raghu. The film ends with Priyanka killing herself and Raghu burying Aarthi's chain at Priyanka's grave.
- Ravi Krishna as Raghu
- Tamannaah Bhatia as Priyanka (Voice Dubbed by Suchitra Karthickumar)
- Ileana D'Cruz as Aarthi (Voice Dubbed by Savitha Reddy)
- Atul Kulkarni as Pughazhenthy
- Suman Setty as Raghu's friend
- M. S. Bhaskar as Raghu's father
- Adithya Menon as Aadhi
- Ramesh Khanna
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||9 June 2006|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||An Ak Audio|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
After working with A. R. Rahman in his previous project Enakku 20 Unakku 18, Jyothi Krishna decided to work together with Yuvan Shankar Raja in this film. The soundtrack, released on 9 June 2006, consists of 8 tracks with lyrics written by Pa. Vijay, whilst director Perarasu and Kabilan wrote lyrics for each one song. Music Director and composer Deva's brother Sabesh had sung one of the songs. Yuvan Shankar Raja would go on to reuse some of the background music in his next venture Billa.
|1||"Aadhivasi Naane"||Ranjith & Shreya Ghoshal||3:02||Pa. Vijay|
|2||"Kunguma Poove"||Ranjith & Chinmayi||5:00||Pa. Vijay|
|3||"KD Paiya"||Udit Narayan & Shreya Ghoshal||4:43||Pa. Vijay|
|4||"Kungumam Kalainthathe"||Unni Krishnan||1:20||Pa. Vijay|
|5||"College Life Da"||Sabesh||3:42||Pa. Vijay|
|6||"Chumma Chumma"||Sunitha Sarathy||4:10||Pa. Vijay|
|7||"Antha Vannam Pola"||Karthik & Chinmayi||4:14||Kabilan|
|8||"Unna Petha Aatha"||Jassie Gift & Suchitra||4:16||Perarasu|