Naan Kadavul Illai Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 2 Hours 18 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 03-02-2023
  • Genre: Drama
2 / 5.0

Naan Kadavul Illai is a revenge drama scripted and directed by SA Chandrasekhar. The film has "Samuthirakani," "Iniya," Paruthiveeran Saravanan, Sakshi Agarwal, Imman Annachi, Yuvan Mayilsamy, and SAC. Siddharth Vipin composed the music. Mahesh K Dev handled the camera.


An honest cop arrests a criminal and sends him to jail. After years, the criminal comes out and kills the people who jailed him. After killing the judge, who changed his fate, the criminal decides to kill the cop. He abducts the cop's daughter. Meanwhile, an elderly person interested in society fulfills the people's wishes without revealing his identity. What's the connection between all these three? Was the cop able to save his daughter from the criminal? The rest of the film deals with these.

Star Performance

Samuthirakani played the cop and did what was required for his role. Saravanan is a good actor, but he didn't fit the role well. Sakshi was given a substantial role, yet her performance was not impressive, except for the action sequences.


The story is familiar, and the screenplay could be more interesting. SAC tried his best to bring a cop thriller with some social message. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it. The film is a mixture of some of his hit films. He is unable to pull the audience though he tried some latest cinematic elements in his old story. Sakshi was given action scenes, and she did justice to the given job. Some of the characters needed to have been penned better. To impress "Vijay" fans, SAC used Vijay's dialogues and posters in the film. Siddharth Vipin's BGM is good. The visuals are okay. But, the making could've been better with some twists and a good-paced screenplay.

What's There?

  • Samuthirakani's presence

What's Not There?

  • The script is not new
  • The screenplay and execution are not much impressive
  • The scenes are much more predictable


SAC is an experienced director who has given many hit films. But this film didn't help him bring back his successful self. If you love his way of storytelling, you can try it!