Kavalai Vendam (English: Don’t Worry!) is a 2016 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Deekay. The film stars Jiiva and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, while Bobby Simha, Sunaina and RJ Balaji play supporting roles. The film, which is said to be an urban romance “about first love, second chances and relationships”, features music composed by Leon James, cinematography by Abinandhan Ramanujam and editing by Suresh. Produced by Elred Kumar, Kavalai Vendam released on 24 November 2016 along with its dubbed Telugu version Entha Varaku Ee Prema.
Following the success of their first collaboration Yaamirukka Bayamey (2014), producer Elred Kumar announced in June 2014 that he had signed on Deekay to make his second film for RS Infotainment. He revealed that the film would also be a “comedy” but a different genre from their earlier horror-comedy film In January 2015, Jiiva and Bobby Simha were reported to be playing the lead roles, with a press release in March 2015 confirming that Jiiva would play the lead role and that Simha would play an extended guest role. Titled Kavalai Vendam, Elred Kumar stated that he would retain music composer S. N. Prasad from their previous film, while bringing in cinematographer Mukesh and editor Ruben. Keerthy Suresh signed on to play the leading female role in March 2015, while Nikki Galrani was added to the cast thereafter for another lead role. A photo shoot featuring Jiiva and Keerthy Suresh was held in June 2015, with promotional stills released to indicate the start of the production phase. However, the film was later postponed and the first schedule was pushed back by six months. The change of dates meant that Keerthy Suresh could not accommodate the film into her schedule, and she was subsequently replaced by Kajal Aggarwal during August 2015. Pre-production works for the film was reported to be back underway in December 2015, with comedians RJ Balaji, Bala Saravanan and Mayilswamy added to the cast. The delays also meant that Nikki Galrani quit the project after committing to work on other films during the period.
Directed by Deekay
Produced by Elred Kumar
Written by Deekay
Starring Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal, Bobby Simha, Sunaina
Music by Leon James
Cinematography Abinandhan Ramanujam
Edited by T. S. Suresh
Production RS Infotainment
Distributed by Abi & Abi Pictures
Release dates 24 November 2016
Running time 138 minutes