Adaikalam (English: Shelter) is a 2006 Indian Tamil family drama film directed by Bhuvanaraja and produced by N. Sri Narayanathas for Kaladas Creations. The movie features Prashanth, Uma, Thiagarajan and Saranya in the leading roles while Radharavi, Ravichandran and Nalini play other supporting roles. The film's score is composed by Sabesh-Murali and the venture had a low profile release on 29 December 2006 but won positive reviews from film critics.


Anbu (Prashanth) is a doctor and also a lovable brother of Thamizh (Uma), who are the son and daughter of Kasthuri (Saranya). Somasundaram (Radharavi), is Anbu's uncle who takes care of Thamizh and her family. One day Anbu comes to know about Thamizh's love and arranges for the marriage. During wedding preparations unexpectedly, Kasthuri dies out of shock. Hence Somasundaram calls Anbu's father Sathyamurthy (Thiagarajan), who was separated from Kasthuri long years back. Anbu gets furious and argues with Somasundaram not to allow Sathyamurthy to conduct the funeral and rituals. Sathyamurthy gets snubbed by his children on many occasions repeatedly; unperturbed by their ill-treatments, he stays quietly with his family bearing this agony. As story moves on, Sathyamurthy feels sad and shares his story to Somasundaram. Somasundaram narrates the flashback to Anbu and Thamizh and make them know about their father's real story.