Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi (English: Half God, Half Demon) is an Tamil-language action-thriller film directed by Raaj Menon and Suresh. The film produced by Raj Zacharias, also features him in the lead role while Sethu, Abhishek Vinod and Swetha Vijay form the leading cast. Although originally planned with a different ensemble cast in 2011, the project finally materialised in mid 2013 and released on 20 March 2015 to negative reviews. The original score and soundtrack of the movie were composed by Rahul Raj.
The film was announced as early as June 2011 when it was revealed that Raaj Menon would make a film to be produced by socialite Raj Zacharias. It was suggested that filming for the project, based on a story of four youngsters, would begin in August 2011 with Resul Pookutty signed on as sound engineer. Arya, Narain and Aadhi were signed to play three of the lead roles, while the director announced that no lead actress be in the cast. The team released a series of posters featuring silhouettes and then revealed that Anoop Menon, Prakash Raj, Atul Kulkarni and Santhanam amongst others would play supporting roles. Aadhi later stated that he would play a guest appearance, though noted that in October 2011 that Raaj Menon had not contacted him since June about the project. The film subsequently failed to take off and the project was postponed.
The film re-began work in October 2013 and a teaser trailer was released in 2014 featuring an all-new cast with producer Raj Zacharias playing a leading role. The film added in Suresh to co-direct the film with Raaj Menon, while Rahul Raj replaced Navneeth Sunder as the film’s composer. Actor Sethu, previously seen in Mynaa (2010), also featured in a prominent role, while debutants Abhishek Vinod ans Swetha Vijay also appeared in the film. An item number featuring actress and supermodel Surabhi Prabhu and actor Arjuna of Kangaroo fame, was shot in October 2013 and was choreographed by Gayathri Raghuram. Actress Pooja Umashankar enacted a cameo role in the film, revealing that she had accepted the offer as an ode of friendship to her college friend Raj Zacharias.
Directed by Raaj Zacharias & Suresh
Produced by Raj Zacharias
Starring Raj Zacharias, Sethu, Abhishek Vinod, Surabhi Prabhu, Swetha Vijay
Music by Rahul Raj
Cinematography Kishore Mani
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Production Celebs & Red Carpet Studios
Release dates 20 March 2015