KD Engira Karuppudurai or simply Karuppudurai, is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Madhumita and produced by Yoodlee Films, a production venture of Saregama India Limited. The film stars Mu Ramaswamy and Nagavishal in the lead roles. The film has music composed by Karthikeya Murthy. Nagavishal won the best actor award at the Jagran Film Festival 2019. Madhumita was awarded the Best Director at the UK Asian Film Festival 2019. KD released worldwide on 22 November 2019.
Karuppu Durai, an 80-year-old man, bedridden for the past three months in a coma, suddenly wakes up one fine day to overhear his family planning to kill him by performing an ancient euthanasia or thalaikoothal ritual. Hurt, heartbroken, and afraid, Karuppu Durai runs away from the only home he has ever known. On an aimless path with nowhere to go, he accidentally meets a 10-year-old orphan named Kutty. Kutty is everything that Karuppu Durai is not: smart, spunky and full of life.
The fiercely independent Kutty encourages KD to chalk out a bucket list and start living for himself. Thus begins an eventful road trip of this unlikely pair – an old man running away from his family and a young boy who never had one. The duo set out to complete KD’s bucket list during which a strong bond forms between the two. Eventually, Kutty gets an offer to get admitted in a school in Chennai, and KD, although initially hesitant to let him, decides that Kutty should go to Chennai to lead a good life. KD then returns to his home, and signs the document handing over the property to his sons. The morning before KD’s family decides to kill him by performing euthanasia, KD leaves his family for good.
Directed by Madhumitha
Produced by Vikram Mehra & Siddharth Anand Kumar
Written by Madhumita
Screenplay by Sabarivaasan Shanmugam
Story by Madhumita
Starring Mu Ramaswamy, Nagavishal
Music by Karthikeya Murthy
Cinematography Meyyendiran Kempuraj
Edited by Vijay Venkataramanan
Production Yoodlee films
Distributed by YNOTX
Release date 22 November 2019
Running time 123 minutes