Kedi is a 2006 Indian Tamil romantic film written and directed by Jyothi Krishna, who earlier directed the 2003 Tamil film Enakku 20 Unakku 18. Starring Ileana D’Cruz, Tamannaah and Ravi Krishna in the lead role, the film marks the Kollywood debut of the actresses Ileana D’Cruz and Tamannaah, where the latter plays a character with negative shades and the former plays love interest of Ravi Krishna whilst Ramesh Khanna, Atul Kulkarni, Adithya, M. S. Baskar and Suman Setty played supporting roles in the film. Kedi’s score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Raghu (Ravi Krishna) is a happy-go-lucky youngster who is not serious about studies or life. He has a great time in college playing pranks with fellow students. His dad (M. S. Bhaskar) dotes on him and so do his close friends (Suman Setty & gang). A new girl Priyanka (Tamannaah) joins his class, and she is the sister of Pughazhenthy (Atul Kulkarni), a powerful gangster-turned-minister. Priyanka is born with the silver spoon, and the college gets a face lift as her classroom is fitted with an AC, and the canteen gets a hip look.
Priyanka even manages to change the principal using her brother’s influence, and she hates the sight of Raghu, whom she considers a creep. Aarthi (Ileana D’Cruz), a maid’s daughter, studies in the same class, and she has a secret admiration towards Raghu. Seeing the way in which Priyanka treats him, Aarthi gives moral support and motivates Raghu to come above Priyanka, who is an all-rounder and best student in the university. This infuriates Priyanka who slowly wants him at any cost. Aarthi is blackmailed by a boy who takes her vulgar photos in a toilet, and he saves her from it. Priyanka decides to separate them, and creates photos with him.
Priyanka finally comes to know about Raghu’s love towards Aarthi, and she tries everything possible to separate them. Pughazhenthy will go to any extreme costs to make Raghu marry his sister. He makes Aarthi mad by kidnapping and electrifing her, yet she turns normal on seeing Raghu, but goes back as she sees him getting shot. In the end, Aarthi goes mental, which enrages Raghu, who vows revenge on Priyanka. He pretends to accept the marriage and marries Aarthi at the last minute. Raghu comes to know that Priyanka even murdered her brother in order to live with Raghu. The film ends with Priyanka killing herself and Raghu burying Aarthi’s chain at Priyanka’s grave.
Directed by Jyothi Krishna
Produced by A. M. Rathnam
Written by Jyothi Krishna
Starring Ileana D’Cruz, Ravi Krishna, Tamannaah Bhatia, Atul Kulkarni
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography A. T. Karun
Edited by Kola Bhaskar
Production Sri Surya Movies
Release date 24 September 2006
Running time 172 minutes