Kalabha Kadhalan

Kalabha Kadhalan
Directed by Igore
Produced by Vishnu Talkies
Starring Arya
Renuka Menon
Music by Niru
Release dates
  • 17 February 2006 (2006-02-17)
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Kalabha Kadhalan is a 2006 Tamil romantic thriller directed by debutant Igore, starring Arya and Renuka Menon. This film was a low-budget production and the soundtrack was composed by Niru. Akshaya also appeared in this family based psycho thriller. It enjoyed relatively quiet success. It shared a similar storyline to a great thriller S.J. Suryah’s Vaali and another 2006 film called Uyir. The film’s censors demanded it an "Adults Only" rating.


Newly married couple, Akhilan (Arya) and Anbarasi (Renuka Menon) shifts to their new house in Chennai. The live a happy life, even though their marriage was not love based at first. Soon, Anbarasi's family came to visit them and left Anbarasi's sister, Kanmani (Akshaya) as she wants to pursue her studies in multimedia.

As Kanmani stays with her sister and brother-in-law in the same house, she begins to develop feelings for Akhilan. She adores him even though it's her own sister's husband. Kanmani continues to romance with Akhilan whenever her sister is not around.

Akhilan don't want to hurt his beloved wife who has now given birth. Akhilan seeks advice from a doctor on how to solve his problem. The doctor tells him to try and marry Kanmani off to her male cousin.

Following Akhilan's advice, the male cousin goes after Kanmani, threatening her to love him and marry him. She rejects him, and this makes him furious. One day, he kidnaps Kanmani who was on the way from temple, raped her, and left her at Akhilan's apartment. This shocks everyone in the family, especially Akhilan, as he was the one brought him here. He admits to Kanmani about his action, and also told that the raping plan was not Akhilan's advice. He himself didn't except this. The whole family forces her to marry the cousin, in order to 'save face'.

The next morning, Kanmani committed suicide and died. Akhilan and Anbarasi with their infant goes back to her village. Anbarasi's aunt hits Kanmani's husband as she thinks it was because of him Kanmani died. Akhilan, standing right beside him, was all over guilty because it was him who planned all this to avoid Kanmani disturbing is married life.



The film, produced by Vishnu Talkies, is scripted and directed by Iger, who has directed some commercials and worked with directors like Velu Prabhakaran, Narayanamurthy and Nanda Periyasami. The film has been shot at locations in Chennai, Nagercoil, Tenkasi, Kutralam and Mahabalipuram.

The film introduces a new music director in Iru, who is based in France and has released many Tamil music albums there. Wielding the camera is R Mathi, with art-work by Milan, and dialogue penned by Balakumaran.[1]

Critical reception


Music is composed by newcomer Niru. The soundtrack contains five songs.[5] The audio launch was held on December 12, 2005 at the Satyam complex. The audio was launched by Vikram and received by SJ. Suryah. Producer Council President Mr.Thiagarajan also took part in the function. Along with them the film's hero Arya, director Ighor, producer Nandagopal and many other dignitaries took part in the event. Two songs were screened during the release.[6]


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