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Release date  1989 (India)
Producer  P. Vargees Mathews
Country  India
Director  MKI Sukumaran
Music director  Manoj Gyan
Cinematography  Ramachandra Babu
Language  Tamil
Kadhal Enum Nadhiyinile movie poster
Release date  January 27, 1989
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Cast  Seetha, Pandiyan, Shankar Panicker, Vijayan

Kadhal Enum Nadhiyinile is a 1989 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by MKI Sukumaran, starring Shankar along with Seetha and Pandiyan. A Triangular love story between the lead pair.



In Kadhal Enum Nadhiyinile, Shankar plays an arrogant brat of College. He loves Seetha, his colleague, but Seetha loves Pandian, her Classmate. The film deals with the mental agony of Seetha to choose between her lovers. The film has an unexpected twist and has a Tragic end.


A rich girl Ganga (Seetha) falling in love with the leading good student of the college Ranganathan (Pandiyan). Ranganathans elder sister is unmarried and she is the breadwinner, with widowed mother and a school going sister, forcing him to conceal his love affair from his elders and promising Ganga, who is aware of the growing friction in their family, of a better turn of events. Ganga is attracted towards that family, for parents (Vijayan) and (CID Shakuntala) are society birds paying little attention to their daughter who longs for their love and care.

The rich college bully Prem Kumar (Shankar), the only son of widower Balasubrahmaniam (Balan K. Nair). Prem Kumar and student chairman Ranganathan often clashes with each other, both seeking the hand of Ganga. Prem really loves Ganga despite her hatred for him following his unethical approaches and humiliations he engineers to ridicule the Ranga-Ganga love, which queers the pitch in the formers home.

Ranga and Ganga learn through Prems father of the affliction that is taking Prem to the doorsteps of death and request them to be kind with him, which brings Ganga closer to Prem, making her see the other side of the ruffian who has been doting on her a series of his paintings of her bearing testimony to that. Ganga is swayed by these developments and is unable to decide which one loves her more, the sympathy aspect also playing a part.

Climax reveals Gangas selection of partner, Prem or Ranga?


  • Shankar
  • Seetha
  • Pandiyan
  • Vijayan
  • Senthamarai
  • Balan K. Nair
  • Loose Mohan
  • CID Shakuntala
  • Raghu Balayya
  • J.Lalitha
  • Mohanapriya
  • P.Vargees Mathews
  • Reviews

    Pon Manam Magazine mentioned that the film is a different triangular love story and appreciated the directorial skill of MKI Sukumaran., while Suspense weekly mentioned it as a new presentation in triangular love stories and will succeed at the box office without any doubt. Maalai Malar acknowledged the director saying, MKI Sukumaran deserves a place along with Bharathi Raja, K.Balachander and Mani Ratnam, while Kumudam weekly praised actor Shankar, but criticized the climax of the film. Marumanam praised the acting skills of the lead actors along with Balan K. Nair summering it as a very different film. Top Star magazine praised the film mentioning that youth will enjoy the film. Sihappu Naada weekly praised the director and mentioned Kadhal Enum Nadhiyinile is a must watch for Lovers, failed lovers, successful lovers and couples who loves after marriage. The Hindu wrote that the film will make the younger elements to think twice before getting involved in serious love affairs that may have far reaching consequences is told with conviction and a certain amount of farsightedness. Dina Mani said that the film will be much loved by college students. Ananda Vikatan wrote that, even though the film is a love triangle, the director has presented it in a unique way without the usual cliches of caste and status in society and gave 42/100 marks. Thaai weekly praised the film for its unusual presentation of love triangle and mentioned actor Shankars successful re-entry after Oru Thalai Ragam. Mounam Ravi of Dina Sari appreciated the director MKI Sukumaran for presenting a strong love story, saying that he is the true successor to his guru J. Mahendran Ramji from Makkal Kural wrote that the film is a treat for Lovers and will haunt the minds for the tragic end. Dina Dhooth recommended this film for college students and appreciated the director. Moon magazine mentioned that the film is a treat for youngsters.


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