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Directed by Samuthirakani
Produced by S. Michael Rayappan
Written by Samuthirakani
Starring Sasikumar
Vijay Vasanth
Ganja Karuppu
Music by Sundar C. Babu
Cinematography S. R. Kathiir
Editing by A. L. Ramesh
Studio Global Infotainment
Release date(s) 26 June 2009
Running time 165 minutes
Country  India
Language Tamil
Gross revenue 53 crores

Naadodigal (Tamil: நாடோடிகள் ; English: Nomads) is a 2009 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Samuthirakani. The film stars Sasikumar along with Chennai 600028 fame Vijay Vasanth and Kallori fame Bharani in lead roles, with newcomers Ananya, Abhinaya and Malaysia-based Shanthini Deva enacting the lead female roles and Ganja Karuppu playing a pivotal role, providing comical relief. The film released in June 2009, garnering much positive reviews, being declared a box office success.[1][2]



The film revolves around three characters – Karunakaran (Sasikumar), Pandi (Bharani) and Chandran (Vijay). The trio eats, sleeps and parties together in Rajapalayam. They also have their individual ambitions in life.

Karunakaran is in love with his uncle’s daughter Nallama (Ananya). He is madly pursuing a government job because his uncle agrees to the marriage if and when he obtains one. Pandi is desperate to go abroad and get rich, while Chandran is committed to start a computer center.

All goes well until Saravanan (Ranga) enters, a childhood friend of Karunakaran. Son of a former MP (Member of Parliament), he is in love with Prabha (Shanthini Devi), daughter of a bigwig in Namakkal. Shocked by Saravanan’s suicide attempt due to love failure, the trio promises to help him out and unite the two lovers. They set out to Namakkal where they enlist the help of their old friend 'Ganja' Karuppu.

The trio manages to help the couple get married and settle down in a safe place. Caught between the two families, Chandran loses his leg and Pandi goes deaf. Meanwhile, Karunankaran suffers a personal loss in the family.

Soon they realize that the battle they fought did not serve any purpose because the couple develop difference of opinions and split within a short time. Their sacrifices for their friend’s love amounted to nothing.

What the trio then does to teach the couple a lesson, forms the movie climax.


  • Sasikumar as Karunakaran Natraj
  • Vijay Vasanth as Chandran Karuppiah
  • Bharani as Rangapaandi Azhagusundaram
  • Ananya as Nallammaal
  • Abhinaya as Pavithra Natraj
  • Ranga as Saravanan
  • Shanthini Deva as Prabha Pazhanivelrajan
  • Ganja Karuppu as Maariyappan
  • Jayaprabha as Sangvi Pathak
  • Lakshmi Ramakrishnan
  • L. Raja as Natraj Veerabhadran
  • V. Jayaprakash as Pazhanivelrajan


Following its success, the film is currently being remade in Telugu and Hindi. The Telugu version titled Shambo Shiva Shambo, named after a hit song from the original film, stars Ravi Teja, Allari Naresh, Siva Balaji, Priyamani, Abhinaya, Sunil in the lead roles. It is said, that Shahid Kapoor may star in the Hindi version, which is yet in its pre-production stage. Both versions will be directed by Samuthirakani himself.


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