Kaaviya Thalaivan (U)
28/Nov/2014 Drama, Love 2 Hrs 31 Mins

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Overall: 3.9 from 188 users

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Kaaviya Thalaivan Review - Roller coaster ride of egos and emotions

Vasanthabalan's phenomenal amount of homework and research done in scripting and etching the backdrop is evident in every single frame. Thankfully, Vasanthabalan has also kept himself in check by not getting over-melodramatic as seen in his previous movies.The story and dialogues by Jeyamohan are sh...(more)

Source: Editor, MovieCrow


Retro classic

'Kaaviya Thalaivan' really is a meticulously laid out drama, polished in the story and perfected in each frame, for a classic entertainer for all, and especially for those who have a taste for retro.(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Music, performances and technical intelligence mark Kaaviya Thalaivan

Credits are definitely due to Vasanthabalan for his efforts to showcase the tradition of performing arts in a bygone era to the whatsapp generation. Kaaviya Thalaivan sure is a different viewing experience, give it your time and patience. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Kaaviya Thalaivan is worth a watch

Nirav Shah's camera, make up by Pattanam Rasheed and costumes by Perumal Selvam and Niranjani Agathiyan, of Paradesi fame, offer a ringside view into the lives of theater artists in the pre-Independence era. (more)

Source: S Saraswathi, Rediff.com


Kaaviya Thalaivan is a class act.

Vasanthabalan deserves a pat on his back for coming out with a brave and unflinching film that oozes the kind of sincerity that you long for in most Tamil films these days. (more)

Source: Editor, Sify.com


Kaaviya Thalaivan: a great premise that doesn�t fulfill its potential

G. Vasanthabalan�s Kaaviya Thalaivan transposes the bare bones of Amadeus into the world of Tamil theatre in the pre-Independence period. In that film, we saw the court composer Salieri as a hard-working musician who did things by the book, and he could never transcend mediocrity � and when he laid ...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


An excellent movie straight from Balan�s heart

When fantasized notions take precedence over reality, the future may not be pretty. Kaaviya Thalaivan chronicles the lives of two dramatic troupes, led by two heavy headed men, Siddharth and Prithviraj. Certain events lead them to a path of forging their own manacles of their mind, thus giving rise ...(more)

Source: Anupama Subramanian, Deccan Chronicle

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Vaanga Makka Vaanga” Na. Muthukumar Haricharan & Dr.Narayan Listen
2 “Yaarum Illa” Pa.vijay Swetha Mohan , Srinivas Listen
3 “Aye Aye Mr Minor” Pa.vijay Sasha Tirupathi , Haricharan Listen
4 “Sandi Kudhirai” Pa.vijay Haricharan Listen
5 “Sollividu Sollividu” Pa.vijay Mukesh Listen
6 “Thirupugazh” Arun Girinathar Vani Jayaram Listen
7 “Alli Arjuna ” Vaalee Haricharan Listen
8 “Play All” Listen