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Kanda Naal Mudhal (English: From the day I saw you) is a 2005 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by newcomer V. Priya, who had earlier assisted Mani Ratnam. Produced by Prakash Raj under the Duet Films banner, the film stars Prasanna, Laila and Karthik Kumar in the lead roles and Revathi Menon, and Lakshmi all play in other roles. The film's music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film released on 18 November 2005 became a super hit in most areas raising business for the lead actors.

Kanda Naal Mudhal
Directed byV. Priya
Produced byPrakash Raj
Written byE. Ramdas
Screenplay byV. Priya
Story byV. Priya
Regina Cassandra
Karthik Kumar
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyP. C. Sreeram
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Duet Movies
Release date
  • 20 November 2005 (2005-11-20)
Running time
129 minutes
BudgetRs 1.75 crores[1]


The movie begins with two kids who fight with each other in a marriage hall. They meet after two decades, now Krishna (Prasanna) and Ramya (Laila) during a college cultural meet and again lock horns with each other. Fate brings them together in Chennai after a few years, again fighting with each other. Meanwhile, a series of events forces Krishna's close friend Aravindh (Karthik Kumar) to come to India from the USA to get married. His parents arrange his wedding with Ramya. Ramya, who decides to get married to help her younger sister's love, displays herself as a passive character who accepts whatever the life partner feel is right. On the contrary, she is bold, active, independent and assertive in nature. Knowing this, Krishna tries hard to let her true character come out. However, Aravindh stalls the wedding plans and returns to the USA as he finds Ramya as a person who does not think on her own and not independent. Mistaking Krishna for influencing Aravindh, Ramya locks horns with him.

Meanwhile, Ramya's sister elopes with her lover which causes her mother (Revathy) to end up in hospital and Krishna comes to the help of the family and eventually develops an affinity for Ramya which turns into romance. Enters Aravindh now with a decision to marry Ramya. The climax was expected after the closeness between Ramya and Krishna. In the end, at the airport when they both come to receive Aravindh they end up in each other's arms and Aravindh also approves of it.




Kanda Naal Mudhal
Soundtrack album by
16 August 2005 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
Kanda Naal Mudhal

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on 16 August 2005 at Taj Connemara Hotel.[2] It features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Thamarai. The Carnatic song Kanda Naal Mudhalai was remixed for the film. Singer Subhiksha Rangarajan was 15 when she recorded the song.[3] Behindwoods wrote "Yuvan’ music has got to do something in this movie and it could be a big reason for the success of the movie. From, his side he has done an excellent job".[4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Kanda Naal Mudhalai" Subhiksha, Pooja 4:06 Remix of Carnatic song, written and composed by N. S. Chidambaram
2 "Pani Thuli" KK, Shreya Ghoshal, Tanvi Shah 5:45
3 "Erimalai Naane" Shankar Mahadevan, Vasundhara Das 5:16
4 "Merke Merke" Shankar Mahadevan, Sadhana Sargam 5:08
5 "Koo Koovena" Karthik, Harish Raghavendra, Mahalakshmi Iyer 3:59
6 "Pushing It Hard" Yuvan Shankar Raja, Clinton Cerejo, Premji Amaran 4:20

Critical receptionEdit

Rediff wrote "The fresh treatment and Priya's conviction are evident. But what goes against the film is its script."[5] The Hindu wrote "From the title to the treatment everything about Duet Movies' `Kanda Naal Mudhal' glistens with a poetic touch, and first-time filmmaker Priya V. proves with each frame that she's here to stay. Boy-girl tussles leading to love are not new to cinema. But plaudits to the way Priya weaves her story and characters into an enjoyable film!"[6] Sify wrote "Kanda Naal Mudhal directed by debutant Priya V is in good taste without a shred of vulgarity, violence or risque comedy that has become the bane of Tamil cinema. Priya deserves a pat on her back for weaving a gossamer romance like her mentor Mani sir did in Mounam Ragam or Alaipayuthe. But the film has its own minor drawbacks mostly in narration and lags especially in the second half".[7]


  1. ^ "Chennai Box-Office (Dec 02-04)". Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "'Kanda Naal Mudhal' Audio Launch". Retrieved 21 June 2009.
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