Kaaviyathalaivan (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 31 mins

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A period film about two legendary stage artists who compete in a drama troupe.
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Cast: Anaika Soti, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Siddharth Narayan, Vedhicka Kumar

Crew: Vasanthabalan (Director), Nirav Shah (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, History, Romance

Release Dates: 28 Nov 2014 (India)

Tamil Name: காவியத்தலைவன்

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Did you know? The director of this movie, Vasanthabalan used to work as an assistant director under veteran director Shankar. Read More
kaaviya thalaivan a fabulous movie !

it is a kaaviyam after a long while it's a very good film in this generation this movie can't able to tell small mistakes also it is a very good movie(kaviyam)

Iruvar-II [kaviyathalaivan]

At last we got a chance to know how tamil cinema came from drama stage to bioscope,very interesting.Need to appreciate Vasantha balan's braveness, for producing such a movie in this modern world.Iruvar movie directed by maniratnam, which highlighted the story of MGR and Karunanidhi's friendship and their growth from Drama and cinema Stage - Political Stage as chief ministers.This movie highlight's what was before that in Tamil Cinema and the contribution of Bagavathar, Chinappa,N.S.Krishnan and K.P.Sundarambal for its growth. So according to me we can name this movie by another name - " IRUVAR II "

fantastic effort!! treasure f tamil cinema!!

"KAVIYA THALAIVAN" -I always admire director vasantha balan for his extra ordinary efforts.. after d release f ARAVAN, i felt we rely doesnt recognise him well.. but this movie as a perfect combo n all aspects,i hope it wil bring him al d credits what he missed till date dat he rely deserve for...
i had a mindset dat actor SIDDHARTH neve match for dis movie.. and itz a big blunder d director made... but!!! siddharth... no words.. jus his acting influenced d entire muvie... i cud say dis s one f d best acting n his career.. i neve imagined him out f urbanised role!! d impact f freaky dude f rang de basanti always sticked n mind.. but!! he prooved himself versatile thru dis flick.. NASAR asusual brilliant.. d research work for dis muvie s defly not dat easy... costumes and art works enhances this period flick in every aspects.. even though dey made dis a contemperory wrk,it doesnt affect d classic output..
The intelligence in the scirpt s soo subtle.. so this might b a boring for dose who expecting too much drama in the screenplay.. AR.RAHMAN s jus a magnetic promotion for d muvie till it get released.. now... its a perfect combo served lik a classic wine as a team.. these kinda efforts shud b encoraged... and dis kinda creations are treasure to the tamil cinema.. hats off!! to d crew...

A super & new concept movie

Siddarth have done a excellent role & acting of siddarth was very super....,

Prithviraj had done a different role & acting and expression is soo superb...,

Nassar sir u became real guru...,

And other actress was very superb

Kaaviya thalaivan is a Real Kaaviyam

Kaaviya thalaivan s more interesting... I haven't seen Nadagam in my lifeee.. After cin TS movie I can visualise how could be the Past stage showsss was . I really miss them. Thanks Vasanta balan sir. Superb Artists, Superb Culture. It's a tribute to Nadagam medai .. Wanna meet All of ur team sir..... NATIONAL AWARD IS WAITING SIR

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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Haricharan

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Gdin Sharif, Haricharan

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Haricharan

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Shweta Mohan

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Mukesh

Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram

Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Haricharan, Bela Shende
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Pradhinayagan (Malayalam)
Dubbed into: Premaalayam (Telugu)
Filming Locations:
Vedhicka is said to have sported 20 different looks for this film.

Siddharth is said to have sported 25 different looks for this film.

The director of this movie, Vasanthabalan used to work as an assistant director under veteran director Shankar.

Vedhicka's role in the film is inspired by the stage artist and singer K. B. Sundarambal.
Filming End Date:
29 May 2014