Naanal (Eng: Reed) is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film, directed by K. Balachander and produced by G. N. Saravanan. It is based on his play of the same name. The film stars R. Muthuraman, Major Sundararajan, Srikanth, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya and Nagesh. It was released on 24 December 1965.
Four jailbirds escape from prison to take revenge on the judge who sentenced them. They take over his house, and the film builds around the judge and his family escaping from them.
Directed by K. Balachander
Screenplay by K. Balachander
Based on Naanal by K. Balachander
Produced by G. V. Saravanan
Starring R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya, Major Sundararajan, Sowcar Janaki, Srikanth, Nagesh
Cinematography P. N. Sundaram
Edited by N. R. Kittu & S. Muthu
Music by V. Kumar
Production Arunachalam Studios
Distributed by Saravana Pictures
Release date 24 December 1965
Running time 135 mins