Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu

September 15, 2022
2hr 58min
Status: released

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Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Movie Details:

Movie NameVendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu
Also known asVendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu: Part I – The Kindling
Country India
Language Tamil
GenreGangster, Action, Crime, Drama
Release Date15 September 2022
OTT Release dateOctober 13, 2022
Running Time2hr 58min
Siddhi Idnani
Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon
Story byB. Jeyamohan
Screenplay byGautham Vasudev Menon
B. Jeyamohan
Produced byIshari K. Ganesh
Cinematography by Siddhartha Nuni
Edited by Anthony
Music byA. R. Rahman
Production CompanyVels Film International
Distributor Red Giant Movies (Tamil Nadu)
AA Films (North India)
Ahimsa Entertainment (UK & Europe)
Budget₹30 crore
Box Office Collection₹85 crore

Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Silambarasan as Muthuveeran alias Muthu
  • Siddhi Idnani as Paavai
  • Radhika Sarathkumar as Latchumi
  • Umesh Kaushik
  • Neeraj Madhav as Sridharan
  • Siddique as Kutty Krishnan Nair alias Kutty Bhai
  • Aadithya Baaskar as Adhi
  • Shivamani as Rauf Bhai
  • Deepak Dutt Sharma as Samir Bhai
  • Aangelina Abraham as Gomathi
  • Appukutty as Saravanan
  • Jaffer Sadiq as Rawther (Muthu Raasa)
  • Bava Chelladurai as Chermadurai
  • Kavithalayaa Krishnan as Ganesh Iyer
  • Tulasi as Durga
  • Sara as Karukkuvel (Karjee)
  • R Richard James Peter as Esakki
  • Phathmen as Maasanam
  • Mak Manigandan as Arunjunai
  • Geeta Kailasam as Selvi
  • Shrisha as Sapna
  • Ajmina Kassim as MahaLatchumi
  • Jaisinth as Arunachalam
  • Sathya as Senthooran
  • Delhi Ganesh in a cameo appearance as Iyer


Muthu, a low-caste youngster, goes to the streets of Mumbai for a living. His quest takes him to a series of unexpected events, where he gets involved in the underground activities of Mumbai’s Tamil gangsters. Will he get to the top?

About Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Movie:

  • Principal photography commenced in August 2021 and ended in April 2022.
  • The film was released in theatres on 15 September 2022 and received mostly positive reviews from critics, with praise towards STR’s performance, direction, screenwriting, cinematography, soundtrack and score, but criticized the slow pace and rushed climax. The film became a critical and commercial success.
  • On the first day of its release, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu grossed over ₹12 crore worldwide with the film collecting over ₹8.25 crore in Tamil Nadu. Within four days of its release, the film collected a whopping ₹55 crore. The film grossed over ₹85 crore worldwide and became one of the highest grossing Tamil films of the year.
  • The satellite rights of the film are sold to Kalaignar TV. Initially, there were reports suggesting that the film’s digital rights were acquired by Aha Tamil, but later it was acquired by Amazon Prime Video. The film was digitally streamed on Amazon Prime Video from 13 October 2022.
  • The complete title Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Part I: The Kindling was unveiled in early September, confirming that a sequel was in development.