- Santhanam as Kaalkattu Kaliyaperumal/ K.K
- Srinivasan as Power Kumar/ P.K
- Sethu as Shiva
- Vishaka as Sowmiya
- VTV Ganesh as Krishnamoorthi
- Kovai Sarala as Sowmiya's Aunt
- Vithusan as Koundan
- K. Sivasankar as Sowmiya's Dad
- Pattimandram Raja as Shiva's father
- Vanitha Krishna Chandran as Shiva's mother
- Lollu Sabha Swaminathan
- Lollu Sabha Manohar
- Robert in a cameo appearance
- Silambarasan Rajendar as himself (Special appearance)
- Gautham Menon (Special appearance)
- M. Rajesh Director as Voice over
Produced by : Santhanam, Rama Narayanan
Written by : Santhanam, K. S. Manikandan
Singers : Suchitra, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen Madhav, M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Senthil, Sam P.Keerthan, Muralidhar, Gaana Bala, Mukesh
Lyricist : Viveka, Gaana Bala, Vaali
Music by : S. Thaman
Cinematography : Balasubramaniem
Editing by : G. Ramarao
Studio : Hand Made Films, Sri Thenandal Films
Distributed by : Red Giant Movies
Based on the 1981 hit-film “Indru Poi Naalai Va” this “Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya” is a comedy riot throughout. Santhanam who also happens to be the producer of this film is normally known to be a crowd-puller with his comedy and in this film with Power Star Dr. Srinivasan as his company there is no dearth of comedy. Sethu forms the third member in the gang.
The introduction sequences of each of the three lead characters carry enough excitement, the most being that of Power Star’s. After their characters are explained (with the narrator cursing his own fate for having to introduce these characters) the movie rolls on to the main storyline.
Shiva’s (Sethu) house is the base for all three to meet. One fine day, Sowmya (Vishaka) comes as a tenant to the opposite house. Its love at first sight for Shiva and the same feeling is also with his other two friends. K K (Santhanam) and Power (Power Star) along with Shiva decide to fight it out for who would win the girl’s heart.
Each one of them follow their own way, the original had it as one would do household work, the second would learn Hindi while the third will come to learn Kusthi. In this version, Shiva does the household work, K K comes to learn singing while Power Star comes to learn dance. What happens from now on and who does what to win over Sowmya’s heart is told in a funny way in the film which has a running time of 140 minutes. For those who have seen the 1981 film, there is nothing that has changed in this version except a few cosmetic ones.
Music by Thaman is commendable and so is the Cinematography (Balasubramaniem). With Red Giant Movies acquiring its distribution rights, this film is sure to be a winner at the box-office for the only reason that after a long time one can enjoy a laugh riot in Tamil cinema.
In terms of acting, each actor has been exemplary in their roles but at the same time have made sure that they do not carry the resemblance of their characters from the original. Vishaka having got a heroine role has been pretty impressive in acting as well as in glamour. VTV Ganesh, Devadarshini, Pattimandram Raja play supporting roles while STR and Gautham Vasudev Menon play guest roles.
Director K S Manikandan has treated the subject with respect and hence has come out successful with flying colors.
“Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya” is an impressive adaptation of “Indru Poi Naalai Va” and at the same time enjoyable to the core.