|Directed by||Naga Venkatesh|
|Produced by||Selva Kumar,
Sajith V Nambiar
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Edited by||Shyjith Kumaran|
Vetrivel Film International,
The Principal India
|April 01, 2016|
Narathan is Tamil film directed by Naga Venkatesh and produced by Vetrivel Film International - Selva Kumar, The Principal India, Sajith V Nambiar. Nakul, Nikesha Patel and Premgi Amaren feature in the leading roles, while Mani Sharma composes the film's music. The film was released on 1 April 2016 to negative reviews.
- Nakul as Vishnu
- Premgi Amaren as Narathan
- Nikesha Patel as Maya/Swetha
- Sonu as Sowmya
- Radha Ravi as Anbazhagan
- Vishwa Kumar
- M. S. Bhaskar as Bhaskar
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Vishnu's father
- Subbu Panchu Arunachalam
- Ashvin Raja as Pazham
- Scissor Manohar
- Cool Suresh
- Kavitha as Kamala
- Jangiri Madhumitha as Swapna
- Meera Krishnan as Vishnu's mother
- Baby Rekha
The film was launched in the presence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu Konijeti Rosaiah in April 2013, with Nakul and Santhanam signed up to play the lead roles. Santhanam's subsequent busy schedule meant that he was later replaced by Premgi Amaren in the role.
The film's cast became a subject of media confusion, when several actresses reportedly claimed that they were set to play the lead role in the film. Nikesha Patel had signed the film and began filming, having committed to her third Tamil film in as many months. She had previously been expected to work with Nakul in K. S. Adhiyaman's Amali Thumali, but had opted out. Bangalore model Deeptii Mohan revealed she was signed on as one of the two heroines, thus marking her debut in Tamil films with the venture. Then Harshika Poonacha reported that she was to play the lead role in the film, noting that she was to feature in songs and scenes opposite Nakul, and suggested that Nikesha could be the film's second lead female actress. Furthermore, Sonu Gowda revealed she signed the film to play Nakul's girlfriend, while another actor Shravanth Rao also claimed he was to play Nikesha Patel's pair in the film. The director, Naga Venkatesh, came forward to clarify that Nikesha Patel was the heroine of the film, while Sonu would play a second leading female role. He further noted that Deeptii Mohan would play a pivotal supporting character, contrary to her reports that she would play heroine and that Sharvanth Rao was signed for a different film.
Soundtrack was composed by Mani Sharma.
- My Name is Chandrika - Suchithra, Senthildas
- Mayakkara - Karthik, NSK Ramya
- Thada Thada Mukesh, Gana Selvam
- Saaral Veesum - Haricharan, Reeta
Times of India wrote "The premise isn't without potential, but it needs a script that is water-tight and a director who knows how to execute it. Sadly, Naga Venkatesh's script is childish, and his direction haphazard that we start fidgeting barely moments into the film."