Kana Kandaen

Kana Kandaen is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by K. V. Anand in his directorial debut, and produced by P. L. Thenappan. The film stars Srikanth and Gopika in the lead, while Prithviraj plays the antagonist. The music was composed by Vidyasagar with cinematography by Soundarrajan and editing by V. T. Vijayan. It was dubbed into Hindi as Muqabala, Telugu as Karthavyam, and Malayalam as Kana Kandaen. The film released on 13 May 2005.


Bhaskar and Archana are childhood friends who grew up in the same village. Bhaskar receives a marriage invitation card from Archana. Only then does he realises his love for her, but he still decides to attend the marriage. The day before the marriage, Archana finds out that her fiancé is not a good man and decides to call off the wedding. Her mother helps her escape with Bhaskar. The couple begins to live in a small house owned by Sivaramakrishnan. Bhaskar, a research scholar in chemistry, succeeds in coming out with a prototype of a desalination plant which he wants to give to the government and solve a water crisis. He gets discouraged by the government authorities and State Minister. Because of this, he decides to set up his own desalination plant based on the methods of his research. Along with Archana, he runs from pillar to post for a loan. Bhaskar is hesitant to express his love towards Archana as she may misinterpret his intentions for helping her, but she soon realises his love for her.