Kadikara Manithargal is a 2018 Indian Tamil drama thriller film written and directed by Vaigarai Balan on his directorial debut and produced by Pradeep Jose. The film stars Kishore and Latha Rao in the lead roles while Karunakaran, Bala Singh, and Vasu Vikram play pivotal roles in the film. The music for the film is scored by Sam C. S. The film was released on 3 August 2018 after a long production delay lasted for 2 years and received mixed reviews from the audience upon release.
The story revolves around Maran (Kishore), who works in a bakery. He and his wife (Latha Rao) are searching for a house to rent. A shady broker (Scissor Manohar) gets Maran a house under his budget, but he has to face the sanctions of the house owner (Bala Singh) if he wants to stay in the house. The house owner will only allow a family of four, but Maran has three children, making it five members in his family, including him and his wife. Maran has no other option, so he lies to the house owner and hides one of his kids in the box which he uses to load his bakery goods.