Kalvanin Kadhali (2006 film)

Kalvanin Kaadhali (English:The Thief's Lover) is a 2006 Indian Tamil film written and directed by newcomer Tamilvannan, and produced by Lakshman. The film stars S. J. Suryah and Nayanthara in lead roles with Pyramid Natarajan, Vivek and Ganja Karuppu playing supporting roles. It is notably, Suryah's first film as the hero, which hasn't been directed by himself. The film was a high-budget production, the soundtrack and film score of which were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, which were considered the highlight and as a great hit, especially the soundtrack. This love story is set in the backdrop of a playboy's tricks. The film was released on 17 February 2006 enjoying relative success and was later dubbed into Telugu and released as Chilipi.

Kalvanin Kadhali
Directed byTamilvannan
Produced byLakshman
Written byTamilvannan
StarringS. J. Suryah
Shradha Arya
Pyramid Natarajan
Sarath Babu
Ganja Karuppu
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyN. K. Ekambaram
Edited byG. Sasikumar
Dream Makers UK5
Release date
  • 17 February 2006 (2006-02-17)
Box office6.4 crore (equivalent to 17 crore or US$2.3 million in 2019)


Sathya (S. J. Suryah) is a casanova and pursues Tina (Shradha Arya). Later, he sets his sights on Haritha (Nayanthara) and manages to woo her. She starts loving him whole heartedly, but he is not in favor of that. At one moment he falls for Haritha, but at the same time, she comes to know about his real character, and she ends their relationship. The story is about how Sathya changes himself and earns her love back.



The film was initially launched with the title 36-24-36, before the makers decided to use Kalvanin Kadhali.Jyothika was the first Choice for the Lead Role but was replaced Nayanthara. [1]


Kalvanin Kadhali
Soundtrack album by
Released29 November 2005 (2005-11-29)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelNew Music
Ayngaran Music
Haritha Audio
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Kalvanin Kadhali

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and was released on 29 November 2005 at Albert Theatre, Chennai by actor Kamal Haasan.[2][3] It features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Na. Muthukumar, 'Kavignar' Vaali and Muthu Vijayan. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music generally received praise and positive responses, topping the charts.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist Notes
1 "Ivan Kattil" Clinton Cerejo, Andal, Mova 4:26 Muthu Vijayan
2 "Kudakkooli Koduthachu" Anushka Manchanda, Premji Amaran 4:04 'Kavignar' Vaali
3 "Tajmahal Oviyakkadhal" Vijay Yesudas, Srimathumitha 5:07 'Kavignar' Vaali
4 "Uyir Piriyum Valiyai" Ranjith 2:20 Muthu Vijayan
5 "Eno Kangal" Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sadhana Sargam 5:31 Na. Muthukumar


  • Ananda vikatan gave zero marks to this film.

Box officeEdit

  • The film grossed $1 million at the box office. It was an above average hit.


  1. ^ "BizHat.com - S.J. Suryah's next film '36-28-36'". movies.bizhat.com.
  2. ^ "Kamal releases 'Kalvanin Kaadhali' songs – with pics". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "A starry evening". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Year of Yuvan". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 December 2005. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Kalvanin Kadhali review". apunkachoice.com. Retrieved 24 June 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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