Maya Kannadi

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Maya Kannadi
Directed by Cheran
Produced by Subbu Panchu
Written by Cheran
Starring Cheran
Navya Nair
Music by Ilayaraaja
Edited by Ayyappan-Ramarao
Chellamai Celluloids
Release date
14 April 2007
Country India
Language Tamil

Maya Kannadi (English : Mirror of Illusion) is a 2007 Tamil drama film directed by Cheran. It's his ninth directorial venture. He also plays the lead role with Navya Nair. Subbu Panchu, son of veteran producer Panchu Arunachalam is the producer. Ilayaraaja scores the music and Sarath Kumar, Arya and Malavika make cameo appearances in the film.


Kumar (Cheran) is a young man who comes from Thiruvannamalai to Chennai with dreams and hopes about the future. He gets a job in a men's beauty parlor in Chennai. Every day, he observes and learns more about life in the city. He starts to dream and build castles in the air.

Maheswari (Navya Nair) works in another beauty parlor and also has desires of her own. The rest of the story is about what happens to these two people. This three-hour-long film has similar themes compared to Cheran's previous films. The key message in this movie is that each person's life is in his own hands.


Cameo appearances


  • Ulagile Azhagi - Vijay Yesudas, Manjari
  • Oru Mayalogam - Tippu, Manjari
  • Ele Nee Enga - Ilayaraja
  • Piranthathenga - Ilayaraja
  • Konji Konji - Karthik
  • Kaasu Enbadhu - Ilayaraja

Box office[edit]

  • The film was a failure grossing $1 million at the box office.

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