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Naan Kadavul (2009)

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Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Fourteen years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him. He finds him there but is shocked to learn that he has become an Aghori, a ... See full summary »

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Bala

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Cast

Cast overview:
Arya ... Aghori (as Rudra)
Pooja Umashankar ... Blind woman
Rajendran ... Thandavan
Krishnamoorthy Krishnamoorthy ... Murugan
Singampuli Singampuli ... Beggar
Rajendranath Rajendranath ... Police Officer
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Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Fourteen years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him. He finds him there but is shocked to learn that he has become an Aghori, a character who gives moksha and prevents the soul from getting rebirth. Nevertheless he brings him back to Tamil Nadu. The story takes a turn here and introduces us to the world of physically and mentally challenged beggars. A world controlled by the cruel Thandavan (Rajendran). Hamsavalli (Pooja Umashankar) a blind girl is forcefully separated from her troop and made to join the beggars. Soon she becomes another victim of Thandavan's cruelty. Meanwhile, Rudran leaves his house to find his place on a small cave, and soon meets Hamsavalli, who tries her best to convince him to return home, but fails. Thandavan then takes a deal with a Malayali man of the same profession to sell some of the beggars.The Malayali guy forcefully takes the beggars away,although they want to stay with the rest of the beggars. He ... Written by Sadiq Khan (sadiqkhandirector@gmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

I am God See more »

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INR 140,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

'Ajith Kumar' was selected for the role, but, eventually walked out due to disputes with Bala. Furhtermore Suriya and 'Narain' were also approached for the lead role, before Arya took the role. Similarly for the role of the heroine, Poorna, Gopika, Meera Jasmine, Reema Sen, Parvathi Melton, Neetu Chandra and Meenakshi were all approached and Bhavana and Karthika had started then left the project, before Pooja accepted the controversial role. See more »

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Referenced in Boss Engira Baskaran (2010) See more »

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Amma Un Pillai
Written by Vaali
Performed by Sadhana Sargam
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
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challenge to the world cinema
21 February 2009 | by kathirvelvijaysenthilSee all my reviews

as SUPER STAR 'RAJNIKANTH' said here after never such a movie can be made..it goes down as one of the all time classic movies..like bala's previous movies SETHU, NANDHA , PITHAMAGAN he continues to stunt you with realistic story of NAAN KADAVUL..ARYA's dedication in the movie will make his carrier to look back...he has set a standards which other have to follow..ilayaraja has again gave a evergreen memories with his excellent music..he has done magics with the background score..Bala has tried to debate a few serious issues in the movie. The first is obviously about who is God? He also talks about life and death and how death is actually a boon to one who cannot lead a good life. Summing up, Naan Kadavul is not a movie that everyone can digest. It shows reality in such brutality that you wonder whether such things really do happen. It cannot be called violent; the word 'brutal' has to be repeated often to describe the movie.


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