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Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru (lit. God is there, Kumar) is a 2016 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh and produced by N. Ramasamy. The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar, Anandhi and Nikki Galrani in the leading roles, while Prakash Raj and RJ Balaji play supporting roles. The film began during March 2016. The movie released on 18 November 2016 and received mixed reviews from critics.[1][2] The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Chennai Chinnodu in 2018.

Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru.jpg
Film poster
Directed byM. Rajesh
Produced byT. Siva
Written byM. Rajesh
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
Bobo Shashi (1 song)
Karunas (1 song)
CinematographySakthi Saravanan
Edited byVivek Harshan
Amma Creations
Release date
  • 18 November 2016 (2016-11-18)




Director M. Rajesh and actor-composer G. V. Prakash Kumar announced that they would collaborate for a new comedy film during early November 2015, after the director had been impressed with the actor's performance in Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015).[3][4] Titled Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru after a dialogue from Selvaraghavan's Pudhupettai (2006),[5] Rajesh signed on actresses Nikki Galrani and Avika Gor to play the film's leading female roles after Priya Anand and Keerthy Suresh were linked to the project.[6] T. Siva agreed to produce the film, while actors RJ Balaji and Prakash Raj joined the cast of the film in early 2016.[2]

Production began for the film at Sathyam Cinemas during early March 2016, before the team shifted to film scenes in Pondicherry. G. V. Prakash Kumar and RJ Balaji suffered injuries following a car accident during the making of the film in late March 2016.[7][1] In May 2016, Rajesh chose to replace Avika Gor with Anandhi, after the actress had difficulties filming scenes in the Tamil language.[8]

Release and receptionEdit

The film opened to mixed reviews on 18 November 2016 and had an average run at the box office. The critic from The Hindu wrote it is "Rajesh’s seventh film and it’s amusing to see how little his cinema has evolved", while's critic stated that "Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru is a waste of time" and that the film "was plain annoying".[9][10] Likewise, wrote "on the whole, Rajesh has followed his signature template, which looks very much usual and ordinary" and the critics from the New Indian Express suggested "if you decide to sit this one out, don’t worry you are not missing out on a lot".[11][12] In contrast, a reviewer from noted "To conclude, Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru is a watchable comedy entertainer and it might entertain if you don't worry much about logical loopholes and some blatant comedy sequences".[13]


Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerG. V. Prakash Kumar
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Half Ticket
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru

The music is composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, with lyrics for four songs written by Na. Muthukumar. An extra song in the album Locality Boys was released earlier than the soundtrack as a single, and features music composed by Bobo Shashi and Karunas and lyrics written by Dharran and Karunas.[14]

Track listing
1."Gum Zaare"G. V. Prakash Kumar, Al Rufin, Malavika Sundar 
2."Hey Pathu Podi"G. V. Prakash Kumar 
3."Iravinil Aattam"Gana Bala, Kovai Sarala 
4."Locality Boys"G. V. Prakash Kumar, Grace Karunas, Ken Karunas 
5."Nee Pona Theruvula"G. V. Prakash Kumar, MC Vickey, Vishnupriya Ravi 


  1. ^ a b "G V Prakash's Next Film is Rajesh's Version of The Hangover".
  2. ^ a b "IndiaGlitz – GVPrakash Nikki Galrani Avika Gor Kadavul Irukkan Kumaru shooting to start march 1st week – Tamil Movie News".
  3. ^ "Rajesh's next film with GV Prakash".
  4. ^ "GV Prakash to play the lead in M Rajesh's next – Times of India".
  5. ^ ""ரஜினிக்கு போலீஸ் கதை ரெடி!"- பெரும் மகிழ்ச்சியில் ராஜேஷ்.எம் #VikatanExclusive". Vikatan (in Tamil). 16 September 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Keerthy Suresh and Priya Anand likely heroines for GV Prakash".
  7. ^ "The Car Accident was Not a Stunt!".
  8. ^ "Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru: Anandhi joins hands with GV Prakash for the third time".
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