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Kadikara Manithargal Tamil Movie Review

Kadikara Manithargal


Maran (Kishore), who works in a bakery shop, is in search to rent a house for his family. He is married and has three kids.

He comes across a house broker (Scissor Manohar), who gets him a house under his budget. However, the condition from the house owner (Balasingh) is that he will allow only a family of four.

Since Maran has three kids, he hides one of his children in a box used to load his bakery goods. But can he continue to stay there with such a big lie?

Also, there is another tenant Shiva (Karunakaran), whose main intention is to make the landlord’s daughter (Sherin) fall in love with him so that he can become the owner of the place.


Kadikara Manithargal is a touching tale from director Vaigarai Balan, who strikes a chord with the audience by narrating something with which they can relate themselves to.

The script is gripping in most parts and this makes us feel for the characters. And the performance by Kishore, Karunakaran, Sherin and Bala Singh are top notch.

On the other hand, the film is so monotonous and melodramatic and at one point of time, we can’t help but feeling the director as sadistic as the house owner.

For, almost all the characters suffer a lot in the battle between the have and the have nots. But then, life is like that Kadikara Manithargal speaks about nothing but the life of ordinary people. Overall a good show.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Kadikara Manithargal:Time machine

Director: Vaigarai Balan