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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

INR 140,000,000 (estimated)
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This movie won national award for best direction. See more »

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Referenced in Boss Engira Baskaran (2010) See more »

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Maatha Un Kovilil
Written by Vaali
Performed by Madhumitha
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
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Have no words to describe this masterpiece. "Naan Kadavul" may offer different kind of feeling to everybody -am sure. But all I want to say is that "This Is A true Indian Movie". This movie must be nominated for Oscars and wish that the world takes note of it. This is good for the world at large and since this was created in India, it will have to follow the same fate of every other immortal classic that was done in India Viz..."No recognition at large" unless the world gives the recognition. It created in me the same sorry feeling when I knew - Vedanta, Mahabharata or any other immortal spiritual classics was produced in India. They will never be acknowledged great unless world looks at it. ...

About this movie - what happens when an enlightened man living all his life with his guru and as a complete recluse and practicing the teachings taught; is suddenly taken by providence to his birth place. There is this sudden clash...A man beyond the world impacted with not just the world but with the harsh and depraved part of the world. Bala explains thereafter with extreme fragility and immense knowledge of spirituality. Thanks to you Bala...you have proved once again.


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