Adhe Kangal

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Adhe Kangal (English: Same Eyes) is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film written and directed by Rohin Venkatesan and produced by C. V. Kumar. The film features Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer and Sshivada in the leading roles with Bala Saravanan in a supporting role, while Ghibran composes the film's music. The film had a theatrical release on 26 January 2017 coinciding with India's Republic Day.

C. V. Kumar launched a project to be directed by Rohin Venkatesan during late May 2016, with Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer and Sshivada selected to portray the leading roles. Kalaiyarasan was revealed to be portraying a blind chef, with the team using American chef Christine Hà as a character inspiration for his role. The film was shot in Kanyakumari, Erode and Chennai throughout the middle of 2016. After the film's production was completed, C. V. Kumar revealed that the film would be titled as Adhe Kangal named after the 1967 film of the same name during September 2016.

The film's soundtrack is scored by Ghibran. The audio rights of the film was acquired by Think Music India and the complete album was released on 17 January 2017.

The film was released on 26 January 2017 coinciding with India's Republic Day, having initially been postponed from 14 January 2017. The producers chose to fix the release date of 26 January, three days prior to release, after production house Studio Green announced that they were delaying the release of the big budget, Suriya-starrer Singam 3. In their review, Sify.com praised the film stating it was "a delicious thriller with a meaty, realistic plot and nicely fleshed out characters and not to forget a smart running time of 120 minutes", adding "the film is engaging mainly due to the characterizations and subtle humor, which provides quality entertainment till the end". Likewise, Behindwoods.com wrote Adhe Kangal was "an intelligently woven script that becomes predictable at places, but all the same a good watch", singling out Ghibran for his work as the music composer. While singling out praise for actress Sshivada's performance, Baradwaj Rangan of The Hindu wrote "not as good as it sounds on paper, but not bad either" and stated "here’s a great story, but the screenplay isn’t tight".

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