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Kaali is an 2018 Tamil language action period drama film, directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, starring Vijay Antony in the lead alongside Anjali, Sunaina, Amritha Aiyer and Shilpa Manjunath in the lead roles. Produced by Fatima Vijay Antony, the film began production in March 2017.[2] The film will also be released in Telugu language as Kaasi.[3]

Kaali First Look Poster.jpg
Directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi
Produced by Fatima Vijay Antony
Written by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi
Starring Vijay Antony
Amritha Aiyer
Shilpa Manjunath
Music by Vijay Antony
Cinematography Richard M. Nathan
Edited by Lawrence Kishore
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
Release date
  • May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18)[1]
Running time
133 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 10cr
Box office 38cr



The story starts with Bharath (Vijay Antony) searching for his birth mom and dad. The film moves with Bharath searching through the village men through tales.



In January 2017, it was reported that Vijay Antony would work on a project to be directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, who had earlier made Vanakkam Chennai (2013).[4] In March, Vijay Antony confirmed that he would star and also produce the film, which was titled Kaali, with Kiruthiga revealing it would be a "family drama".[5][6] Four actresses were cast in the film: Anjali, Sunaina, Amritha Aiyer and Shilpa Manjunath.[7][8]

After shooting for the film alongside his commitments in Srinivasan's Annadurai (2017), Vijay Antony chose to briefly prioritise his work for Kaali in April 2017, after Annadurai's co-producer Raadhika underwent a tax raid on her properties.[9][10] He later continued to shoot for both films simultaneously.[11][12][13][14]

Critical receptionEdit

A Chennaivision reviewer wrote: "On the whole, the first half of Kaali is impressive and interesting. But things fail to impress us much in the second half. It is a mixed ride of positive and negative things."[15]


Soundtrack album by Vijay Antony
Released 24 January 2018 (2018-January-24)[16]
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 21:28
Language Tamil, Telugu
Label Divo

The soundtrack of Kaali consists of five songs composed by Vijay Antony.[17]

Tamil Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Arumbey" Vivek Nivas & Janaki Iyer 04:52
2. "Amma Alugiren" Arun Bharathi Nivas 04:17
3. "Yugam Noorai" Arun Bharathi Hemachandra & Sangeetha Rajeshwaran 05:21
4. "Poorayo" Thamizhanangu Deepak 02:02
5. "Manusha Vaa Munnera" Madhan Karky Jagadeesh 04:56
Total length: 21:28

The Telugu soundtrack album is titled Kaasi.[18]

Telugu Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Andama" Bhasya Shree Nivas, Janaki Iyer 04:52
2. "Amma Yekkadunnave" Bhasya Shree Nivas 04:18
3. "Prathi Janma" Bhasya Shree Vedala Hemachandra, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran 05:21
4. "Poothave" Bhasya Shree Deepak 02:02
5. "Manusha Vaa Munnera" Madhan Karky Jagadeesh 04:56
Total length: 21:29


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  2. ^ "Vijay Antony bags a project originally planned with Vijay". 7 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Vijay Antony starrer 'Kaali' to be released in Telugu". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ "Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi Stalin on her next with Vijay Antony". 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Vijay Antony confirms 'Kaali' with Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi". 
  6. ^ "A Rajini title for Kiruthiga, Vijay Antony's film - Times of India". 
  7. ^ "Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's 'Kaali' To Star These Four Actresses In The Lead Roles!". 
  8. ^ "Sunainaa signs Vijay Antony's next - Times of India". 
  9. ^ "Vijay Antony's 'Annadurai' on hold, to shoot for 'Kaali' in May!". 
  10. ^ "Vijay Antony to star Kaali directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi from May film with Radaan postponed - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz". 
  11. ^ "Vijay Antony shoots for two films simultaneously - Times of India". 
  12. ^ "Kaali Movie Public Opinion". PakkaTv. 18 May 2018. 
  13. ^ "Kaali Movie Review". PakkaTv. 18 May 2018. 
  14. ^ "Kaali Tamil Movie Review by Praveena". PakkaTv. 18 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "Kaali Tamil Movie Review - Chennaivision". Chennaivision. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  16. ^ "Kaali by Vijay Antony". Saavn. 
  17. ^ "Kaali (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. 
  18. ^ "Kaasi by Vijay Antony". Saavn. 

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