Killadi

Killadi (English:Fiend) is a 2015 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by A. Venkatesh, and produced by Salem Chandrasekharan. It stars Bharath and Nila in the lead roles, while Vivek and Roja play pivotal roles. The music was composed by Srikanth Deva. After beginning production in 2006, the film went through production troubles before releasing on 30 January 2015.

Killadi
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Film poster
Directed byA. Venkatesh
Produced bySalem Chandrasekharan
Written byPattukottai Prabhakar
StarringBharath
Nila
Vivek
Roja
Music bySrikanth Deva
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Gopinath
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
N. Ganesh Kumar
Release date
  • 30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

  • Bharath as Dharani
  • Nila as Anjali
  • Vivek as Arnold
  • Roja as Angayarkanni
  • Vincent Asokan as Bhavani
  • Avinash as SP Easwarapandiyan
  • Venniradai Moorthy as Dharmarajan
  • Ilavarasu as Inspector Britto
  • Delhi Ganesh as Dharani's father
  • Cell Murugan as Rambo
  • O. A. K. Sundar as Police officer
  • Amara Sigamani as Anjali's father
  • Prem as Dharani's brother
  • Bayilvan Ranganathan as Traffic police
  • Rajyalakshmi as Dharani's mother
  • Vanaja as Easwari, Dharani's sister-in-law
  • Revathi Priya as Lakshmi, Dharani's sister
  • Sindhu as Servant
  • Chelladurai as Head constable
  • Kili Ramachandran as Gas company worker
  • Thenali as Drunkard
  • Japan Kumar as Dharani's friend
  • Venkat as Easwarapandiyan's friend
  • Supergood Subramani as Chettiar
  • Shamili Sukumar as Priya, Anjali's friend
  • Archana Harish as Anjali's friend
  • Suja Varunee in a special appearance
  • Kanal Kannan as Rowdy

ProductionEdit

The project was first announced in September 2006, when Salem Chandrasekharan announced that he had signed Bharath and director Venkatesh to work together in a film titled Killadi.[2] In a press meet, the producer noted that the film would proceed simultaneously alongside his other production, Vetrimaaran's Desiya Nendunchalai 47 starring Dhanush. Bharath began shooting the film alongside Koodal Nagar and Nepali, delaying his schedules for the other films to maintain his look for Killadi.[3] However, in 2007, the producer ran into financial problems and postponed his two projects indefinitely.

In December 2009, the producer announced that the film would continue its shoot but it was held back by the director's involvement in other films, Maanja Velu, Vaada and Vallakottai, prompting further delays.[4] The film only picked up again in 2013 and was readied for release, with an extended separate comedy track featuring Vivek and Cell Murugan inserted and extensively shot. Further promotions were advertised by the team throughout 2014, before the film was released in January 2015.

SoundtrackEdit

Killadi
Soundtrack album by
Released8 February 2013
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelGemini Audio
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology
Arjunan Kadhali
(2013)
Killadi
(2013)
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi
(2013)

The soundtrack is composed by Srikanth Deva collaborating with director Venkatesh for third time, and lyrics written by Vaali. The audio launch of the film took place on 24 March 2013 at Prasad Labs in Chennai. The film's success in overcoming several legal hurdles saw a team of advocates being invited to the event, with the chief guests being producers Kaliaperumal and Gnanavel Raja.[5][6]

  • "Sakkapodu" - Ranjith
  • "Ekka Chakka" - Jithin, Vicky
  • "Ekka Chakka" (female) - Surmukhi Raman
  • "Mamavai" - Rita, Mukesh
  • "Nee Rangikkari" - Velmurugan, Mahathi

ReceptionEdit

The film was released on 30 January 2015 to negative reviews.[7] Critic from Times of India noted that: "The film is essentially a compendium of the masala movie must-haves — hero introduction song, aggressive hero, his loving family members, damsel-in-distress heroine, kuthu songs disguised as duets, random comedy track and over-the-top villains".[8]

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