Kuthiraivaal (Eng: Horse’s Tail) is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language psychological drama film written by G. Rajesh and co-directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson and Shyam Sunder on their directorial debuts.
The film’s background score has been composed by Martin Visser and the songs composed by Pradeep Kumar. The film stars Kalaiyarasan, Anjali Patil, Sowmya Jaganmurthy, Anand Sami and Chetan in the lead roles. The film consists of magical realism elements such as man with a horse tail, horse without a tail and a sky with both sun and moon appearing simultaneously at the same time. The film is deemed as one of only few Tamil films to have used the concept of magical realism besides Aalavandhan. It became the first Indian film to have been nominated for international premiere at the Berlin critics film festival. The film is loosely inspired from Franz Kafka’s novel The Metamorphosis. The film was scheduled to be released in theatres on 4 March 2022,but got postponed to 18 March 2022.
Directed by Manoj Leonel Jahson & Shyam Sunder
Written by G. Rajesh
Produced by Pa. Ranjith & Vignesh Sundaresan
Starring Kalaiyarasan, Anjali Patil
Cinematography Karthik Muthukumar
Edited by Gridaran MKP
Music by Martian Visser
Production Neelam Productions & Yaazhi Films
Distributed by Neelam Productions
Release dates 12 February 2021 (IFFK) 18 March 2022 (India)
Running time 125 minutes