Kannukku Kannaga

Kannukku Kannaga (transl. An eye for an eye) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language film directed by S. Dhayalan. It stars Murali, Devayani, Vindhya, and Raja.[1][2]

Kannukku Kannaga
Directed byS. Dhayalan
Produced byHenry
CinematographyThangar Bachan
Edited byK. Thanigachalam
Music byDeva
Pangaj Productions
Release date
26 October 2000
Running time
130 minutes


Dharma (Murali) and Devi (Devayani) are siblings. Although Devi is in love with Arun (Raja), she cannot marry him because an astrologer (Charuhasan) predicted that a son born to them would result in the Dharma's death, but Dharma still accepts their marriage.

A few months later, Devi gives birth to Vijay (Master Vasanth), which triggers Dharma's death count. To save Dharma, Vijay must die, so Devi and Vijay poison themselves while Dharma is sleeping. Vijay records this on a tape and places it near Dharma, who listens to the tape and searches for them. While looking for Devi and Vijay, Dharma is hit by an arrow. He finds Vijay and Devi and takes them to the hospital to save their lives. Both Vijay and Devi are saved, but Dharma's condition becomes critical. His heart stops, but the doctors manage to resuscitate him with CPR.



Director Dhayalan had earlier worked as an assistant to K. S. Ravikumar, after having been recommended to his team by R. B. Choudary. Producer Henry and Dhayalan initially approached Sathyaraj for the lead role, but the actor cited being tired of village-centric roles. Later Vijayakanth and Sarathkumar refused the film citing date issues.[3] Through cinematographer Thangar Bachan, the team alter approached Murali.[3]


Kannukku Kannaga
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, which was released in 2000, features five tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Muthulingam, Kalidasan, and Nandalala.[4][5][6]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Anandam Anandam" P. Unni Krishnan, Sujatha, Krishnaraj Muthulingham 4:59
2 "Computer Graphic Pennukullae" Anuradha Sriram Vaali 4:30
3 "Kaveri Aathangarai Oram" Deva Muthulingham 5:09
4 "Sama Kulir Adikkuthu" S. Janaki, Krishnaraj Kalidasan 4:17
5 "Thulli Thulli Mazhaithulli" Sujatha Nandalala 5:20


Savitha Padmanabhan of The Hindu Newspaper said: "This domestic drama suffers because of the lack of originality and exaggerated sentiments."[2]


  1. ^ "filmography of kannukku kannaga". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Savitha Padmanabhan (26 October 2000). "Film Review: Kannukku Kannaga". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20050216083900/http://www.cinesouth.com/specials/interviews/dhylan.shtml
  4. ^ "Kannukku Kannaga Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Kannukku Kannaga – Deva". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Kannukku Kannaga By Deva". muzigle.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.