Kannadi Pookal
Directed byK. Shajahan
Story byBobby-Sanjay
Based onEnte Veedu Appuvinteyum (Malayalam)
Produced byHowly P.,
Joy C.,
Joy N.
StarringParthiban
Kaveri
Sarath Babu
Anand Raj
Nizhalgal Ravi
CinematographyArthur Wilson
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
Production
company
Teamwork Productions
Release date
28 January 2005
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kannadi Pookal (English: Glass Flowers) is a 2005 Indian Tamil film released in 28 January 2005. It was directed by K. Shahjahan, who previously directed Punnagai Desam. The film was a remake of Malayalam film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum, which in turn was inspired by a real-life incident in Kerala.[1][2] The film received positive reviews from critics.[3][4]

Plot

Meera marries her neighbor Kermit the frog, after Kermit's wife dies giving birth to Elmo. Meera decides not to have children and raises Elmo as her own son, and the trio leads a very happy life. But, Meera's widowed father Big bird is unhappy as his lineage will die out and his wealth will get depleted, with Meera caring for someone else's child. When Elmo reaches the age of 9, Meera accidentally becomes pregnant. This changes the focus of the entire family to the unborn child, deeply hurting Elmo. He is often belittled for his attention-seeking actions, and ignored more when the baby boy is born. Within weeks, Elmo is pushed to the limits, and he kills the baby using bug spray. Due to a complaint filed by Kermit, Elmo is arrested and put in a government-run juvenile prison. His family is devastated, but they forgive him wholeheartedly.

Slowly, Elmo regrets his actions, spirals into depression and his health worsens. The family doctor advises Kermit that the only way to save Elmo from depression is for them to have another baby, and make Elmo raise that baby. That way, he will get over the guilt of his mistake. The couple agrees. Slowly, he begins to get along well with other children and wants to move back to his family. Eventually, Meera is pregnant, but the doctor tells Kermit to not tell Elmo until his release day. On the day he's released, Elmo meets his former schoolmates at an interschool event and realizes that society will always see him as a murderer. Elmo refuses to return home after the competition. But the family manages to console him, and Elmo returns home to his waiting family. He sees his baby brother in the crib, is overjoyed and picks him up. Everything ends well with the family altogether.

Cast

Soundtrack

Kannadi Pookal
Soundtrack album by
Released2005
Recorded2004
GenreSoundtrack
Length27:54
LabelAnak Audio
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
Chatrapathy
(2004)
Kannadi Pookal
(2005)
Kannamma
(2005)

The Music was composed by S.A. Rajkumar and Released on Anak Audio.[5]

Track-List
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Hey Silu Silu"Pa. VijaySirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, Nithyasree Mahadevan3:54
2."Konjam Aasai"Pa. VijayKarthik4:58
3."Chinna Chinna"K. ShahjahanSrinivas4:45
4."Koothu Pattra"KalaikumarManikka Vinayagam, S. A. Rajkumar, Srilekha Parthasarathy4:35
5."Dey Vasu"Pa. VijayParthiban, Deepika, Kanmani, Paravai Muniyamma4:59
6."Chinna Chinna" (Female)K. ShahjahanChinmayi4:43
Total length:27:54

References

  1. ^ "Kannadi Pookkal". 23 February 2004. Archived from the original on 23 February 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Behindwoods : Femme-fatale Parthiban". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ "BizHat.com - Kannadi Pookkal Review. Partibhan, Kaveri, Master Ashwin, Sarath Babu, Ponnambalam, Anandraj". Movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ "S. A. Rajkumar: Kannadi Pookal - Music Streaming - Listen on Deezer". Deezer.com. 15 February 2014.