|Directed by||T. Rajendar|
|Written by||T. Rajendar|
|Produced by||Usha Rajendar|
|Edited by||P. R. Shanmugam|
|Music by||T. Rajendar|
Simbhu Cine Arts
Kadhal Azhivathillai (transl. Love can never be destroyed) is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language romantic action film written and directed by T. Rajendar, who also composed the music and portrayed a supporting role as Vakkeel Dada. It stars his son Silambarasan (his debut as a lead actor) and Charmi. The movie got mixed reviews but ran successfully for 100 days at the box office. The film was released in Telugu as Kurrodochadu.
Simbhu (Silambarasan) is elected college chairman after he beats Charmi (Charmi), the daughter of Ravishankar (Radha Ravi), a minister. Predictably, the two soon fall for each other, though they never directly reveal it. But when Ravishankar comes to know of the love affair, he is staunchly against it and is willing to go any distance to make sure that it never succeeds. At Simbhu's house, his father (Prakash Raj) mentally tortures his wife (Seetha), since he suspects her of having an affair with her ex-lover. Outside the home, Simbhu is helped by Vakkeel Dada (T. Rajendar), a lawyer who makes sure justice is served, whatever the means.
The movie deals with the oldest of stories – the poor boy-rich girl love story – and makes no attempts to treat it in a different way or in an interesting manner. It follows the typical sequence of events in such stories. We have the initial enmity between Simbhu and Charmi, the gradual thawing of the icy relationship between the two, the idiot suitor who Charmi's parents want her to marry, her family's horror on finding out about her romance, their attempts to kill it, and of course, the lovers' strong refusal to give up their love against all the opposition. There is no deviation from this at any point, and as a result, we can predict with great accuracy what would happen next in the story. In the end, Charmi is married to Simbhu.
- Silambarasan as Simbhu
- Charmy Kaur as Charmi
- T. Rajendar as Vakkeel Dada
- Karunas as Sami
- Radha Ravi as Union Minister Ravishankar
- Nalini as Charmi's mother
- Prakashraj as Fingerprint Expert, Simbhu's father
- Seetha as Simbhu's mother
- Riyaz Khan as Vasanth
- Monica as Monica
- Kuralarasan as Charmi's brother
- Ajay Rathnam as Police Inspector
- Santhanam as Simbhu's friend
- V.K.Ramaswamy as Old man on the opening scene
T. Rajender announced that his son Silambarasan would play the lead role in Kadhal Azhivathillai in 2000. After failing to find a suitable lead actress to appear opposite Silambarasan, Rajender postponed the project and went on to make Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala (2001).
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||30 September 2002|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|1||"Pilaiyar Suzhi"||Shankar Mahadevan||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:32|
|2||"Paarkadha Podhu Podhu"||P. Unnikrishnan, Silambarasan||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:08|
|3||"Kadhal Azhivathilai"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:51|
|4||"Jothikava"||Silambarasan||Vijaya T. Rajendar||05:01|
|5||"Clinton Magalo"||Silambarasan||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:40|
|6||"Maara Maara"||Tippu, Anupama||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:24|
|7||"Evanthan"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vijaya T. Rajendar||05:47|
|8||"En Manasil"||Prasanna Rao, Srivardhini||Vijaya T. Rajendar||06:09|
- Happy Birthday Simbu, Indiaglitz.com, retrieved 20 December 2011
- "Kadhal Azhivathillai Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014.