Kaadhale Nimmadhi
Kaadhale Nimmadhi poster.jpg
Directed byIndhran
Written byIndhran
Produced bySivasakthi Pandian
Jeevitha Sharma
CinematographyThangar Bachan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byDeva
Release date
  • 14 January 1998 (1998-01-14)

Kaadhale Nimmadhi (transl. Love itself is peace) is a 1998 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Indhran. The film stars Suriya, Murali, Jeevitha Sharma and Sangeetha. Raadhika, Manivannan and Nassar also play significant roles in the film, while Deva composed the film's soundtrack.


Kavitha, who is part of a large family, is to be married to Chandramohan, a lawyer. Kavita was playing with a little girl while Chandru is seen capturing photos of statues. Kavitha's brother (Nassar), who wrongly assumes both of them to be in love with each other, starts hitting Chandru. The whole family suspects Kavitha for falling in love and refuses to believe her explanation.

When Kavitha disappears from home, her family assumes Chandru of abducting her and gets him arrested. Chandramohan fights on behalf of Chandru with Kavitha revealing the actual reason. Chandramohan advises Kavitha's family to get her married to Chandru, to which they accept.



After the success of Kadhal Kottai (1996) and Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga (1997), 'Sivashakthi' Pandian announced he was set to make another love story Kaadhale Nimmadhi, written and directed by Rajan, director of Solaikuyil (1989) and Malai Chaaral (1991). 'Sivashakthi' Pandian gave him the stage name of Indhran.[1] Prashanth had initially been signed on to portray the lead role, though opted out post the success of Jeans (1998), and was replaced by Suriya.[2] The débutante lead actress, Jeevitha Sharma, a fifteen-year-old at the time, was noticed by producer 'Sivashakthi' Pandian in his search for a new heroine for the film. The producer also opened a contest in Kumudam magazine to rename Jeevitha and give her a stage name to suit Tamil tastes and traditions. She was later christened as Kavitha by the producer before the film's release.[3]


Soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics written by Arivumathi, Palani Bharathi, Ponniyin Selvan and Deva.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Gangai Nathiye" (Female) Swarnalatha Ponniyin Selvan 05:30
2 "Gangai Nathiye" (Male) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:32
3 "Indha Devathaikku" Sangeetha Arivumathi 04:28
4 "Kaalaiyil" Hariharan, K. S. Chithra 05:22
5 "Kandhan Irukkum" Sabesh Pazhani Bharathi 05:23
6 "Vidha Vidhama" Deva Deva 04:56

Critical reception

A critic from Indolink.com gave the film a positive review suggesting that audiences should treat themselves to this movie, which is completely suitable for the entire family but Suriya again shows his inability to act and praised the performances of Manivannan, Vivek and Raadhika.[4]

Box office

The film was a hit category at the box-office.[5] Soon after the release of the film, director Indhran teamed up with Murali for a film titled Thamirabharani co-starring Rambha in a lead role. Despite progressing through production and changing the title to Thendralai Thoodhu Viddu, the film did not have a theatrical release.[6][7]


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