Naan Kadavul (U/A)
06/Feb/2009 Drama, Social 2HR 30MIN

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Brutal depiction of a world unknown.

A complex concept and it requires a craftsman of Bala’s accomplishment and persistence to execute it. Technically speaking the movie is high on production values. The images have been captured well. Ilayaraja’s music surprisingly doesn’t make one sit up and take notice, mostly because it is gelled n...(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


God in all grandeur.

Call it breath-taking, stunning or out-of-the-world. Any amount of appreciation would fit well for this film. Technically rich visuals, soul-stirring songs and splendid re-recording apart from top-notch performances by the artistes make 'Naan Kadavul'. Bala has come out with a movie that is striking...(more)

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The film touches your soul and makes you salute the brave director for making this authentic milestone classic. It is a technical splendor embellished with breathtaking visuals, brilliant music score by the maestro Ilayaraja and award winning performances by Arya, Pooja and the entire cast. The way ...(more)

Source: MovieBuzz,


Reality hits you hard.

It’s hard-hitting, disturbing … and real! Even those who boast of being bold enough to enjoy sordid crime thrillers and supernatural spine chillers on screen could find the starkness of ‘Naan Kadavul', a little too much to stomach. Bala proves once again that he’s a director who thinks differently. (more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu


Unforgettable experience.

Arya has done a superb job. Pooja's great talent was also beautifully executed. Naan Kadavul is full of Bala’s signature style of movie-making. The flow of the movie is as weird as the concept and story, edited ably by Suresh Urs. The colors of the visuals, thanks to cinematographer Arthur Wilson, ...(more)

Source: Editorial Board,

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Maa Ganga” Bharath Achaarya Kunal Ganjawala
2 “Om Siva Om Om” Vaali Vijay Prakash
3 “Kannil paarvai” Vaali Shreya Ghoshal
4 “Matha un kovilil” Vaali Madhumitha
5 “Amma un pillai naan ” Vaali Sadhana Sargam
6 “Oru kaatril alaiyum” Vaali Illayaraja
7 “Pitchai paathiram” Illayaraja Madhu Balakrishnan