Kanden Seethaiyai is an unreleased Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Balachandra Menon, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The film is a remake of Balachandra Menon's own Malayalam-language hit film, Ammayane Sathyam released in 1993.
Three bachelors, Kamal Haasan, Ramesh Arvind and Nassar, stay together and live a happy-go-lucky life. Elsewhere, fifteen-year-old Parvathi (Ruchita Prasad) witnesses her family being murdered by her uncle; she escapes from them to save her life. To avoid getting caught, she disguises herself as a boy and starts living as a servant in the house of these bachelors. Kamal discovers that 'he' is actually a girl. After hearing her story, Kamal and his friends try to protect her from her evil uncle with the help of the policeman (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) who plots to save her as he still remembers Parvathi who stayed in his house for a brief period as a servant.
Balachandra Menon had initially prevented Bhagyaraj from remaking the 1993 Malayalam original into a project titled Veetla Visheshanga, intending to makie the film himself.
Raveendran (Wig Maker Ravi) was an assistant to Sivaji Ganesan for many years and Sivaji decided to make Raveendran, a film producer and he asked Kamal Haasan to do the remake of this Malayalam film and Kamal obliged. Sivaji was interested in playing the police officer character as he had already done Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu in 1986 for Balachandra Menon, but his other film commitments did not allow that and he asked SP Balasubramanyam to take that role. The team initially approached Annie, who starred in the original to reprise her role as the lead female character, though her reluctance meant that the team picked newcomer Ruchita Prasad, who adopted a stage name of Jayasandhya.
The film is yet to have a theatrical release. The makers abandoned the project due to creative differences even though the film was almost complete. Later, Balachandra Menon tried to make the same film with K. Bhagyaraj as Veetla Visheshanga, but that too did not materialize and later Bhagyaraj made the film with a new story.