Cast: Gautham Menon, Kovai Sarala, Mayilswamy, Pattimandram Raja, Power Star Srinivasan, Santhanam, Sethu, STR, Vishakha Singh, VTV Ganesh
Direction: K S Manikandan
Production: Rama Narayanan, Santhanam
Release Date: 13 Jan 2013
Run-Time: 144 mins
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013)
Santhanam’s maiden production venture starring himself, Sethu and Power Star Srinivasan and VTV Ganesh, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (KLTA) is inspired by filmmaker-actor K Bhagyaraj’s yesteryear superhit film Indru Poi Naalai Vaa. It is purely a comedy film directed by Manikandan.
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya doesn’t break new ground. it’s plot isn’t original; the story is taken from Bhagyaraj’s yesteryear classic “Indru Poi Naalai Vaa”. It doesn’t feature prominent actors nor director. But, it does make you laugh from start to finish even though the movie travels along the predictable lines.
The movie has created a lot of buzz due to 3 things — Santhanam, Power Star and recognizable title made popular by Cadburys advertisement. Will the movie meet its expectations and win the Pongal race?
The story is about three friends wooing a ‘laddu’ girl. Sethu (Sethu), Kaalkattu Kaliyaperumal aka KK (Santhanam) and Power Kumar (Srinivasan) are best friends and jobless; their only job is to chase girls and have fun. The heroine (Vishaka) gets relocated with family to the opposite house of newcomer Sethu. The three friends fall for the same girl. They make a deal that if one of them wins her heart, then the other two should take a step back. All three friends enter her house in different ways. Sethu impresses her by helping her aunty (Kovai Sarala) and brother, KK learns singing from her uncle (VTV Ganesh) and Power Kumar attends Bharatanatyam classes held by her dad. The rest is all about who wins the girl’s heart narrated in comedy filled with Santhanam style one-liners. Who will win her heart?