Kadalai (English: Nut) is a 2016 Indian Tamil comedy film directed by P. Sagayasuresh, starring Ma Ka Pa Anand and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles. Featuring music composed by C. S. Sam, the film began production in early 2015 and was released on 29 October 2016.
The film was announced and began shoot during January 2015 under the title of Deepavali Thuppakki, with Ma Ka Pa Anand and Aishwarya Rajesh selected to play the lead roles.
In July 2016, the film went through a name change from Deepavali Thuppakki to Kadalai, after the film felt the latter reflected the film’s theme of agriculture better. The director, Suresh, had also considered the title Nel, but felt that the audience may see it as an art film if they had chosen that. The team experienced further titled trouble after the makers of another film titled Kadala Poda Oru Ponnu Venum complained to the Producers’ Council stating that the titles were too similar.
Directed by P. Sagayasuresh
Starring Ma Ka Pa Anand, Aishwarya Rajesh
Music by C. S. Sam
Cinematography N. Raghav
Edited by A. L. Ramesh
Production Udhayam Entertainment
Distributed by Dream Factory
Release dates 29 October 2016