Kalkandu (lit. 'Rock candy') is a 2014 Indian Tamil film written and directed by A. M. Nandakumar. The film features Gajesh and Dimple Chopade in the lead roles, and was released in October 2014.[1]

Directed byA. M. Nandakumar
Produced byJ. Mahalakshmi
Dimple Chopade
Music byKannan
CinematographyK. V. Suresh
Edited bySuresh Urs
Rajarathinam Films
Release date
  • 31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)



The film gained media attention prior to release, owing to the lead actor Gajesh's debut. He is the son of actor-dancer Anand Babu and grandson of comedian Nagesh.[2] Following the appearance of late actor Nagesh's animation in Kochadaiiyaan (2014), the director insisted on having a sequence in his film, where all three generations of the family appear in one scene through computer imagery.[3] The film was shot mainly in Tamil Nadu, in places such as Tiruchi and Kanyakumari.[4]


The film had a limited release across Tamil Nadu on 31 October 2014, owing to the presence of bigger budget films at the box office. It opened to mixed reviews with a critics noting the film "gets stuck towards average." Another reviewer noted that the film had a dated feel and called it "excruciatingly long".[5]


  1. ^ "Kalkandu Movie Review {2/5}: Critic Review of Kalkandu by Times of India". Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2019 – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  2. ^ "Gajesh will recreate Nagesh's magic on screen: Director". Sify. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Nagesh to dance in grandson's film?". 25 September 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (21 July 2014). "'My grandfather was a huge inspiration'". Retrieved 21 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ November 1, Deepika Ramesh On; 2014 (1 November 2014). "Kalkandu Review: Not So Sweet". silverscreen.in. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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