Padikkadavan is a 2009 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by Suraj. It stars Dhanush, Tamannaah, Vivek, Sayaji Shinde, Atul Kulkarni, Suman, and Pratap Pothan in the lead roles, amongst a huge supporting cast in small pivotal and cameo roles. The music was composed by Mani Sharma with cinematography by A. Venkatesh and editing by Manoj. The film released on 14 January 2009 during Pongal and received a huge positive response.
The film was successful grossing ₹17 crore in Tamil Nadu and established Dhanush as one of top five saleable heroes of Tamil cinema then. Filming began in March 2008 and was released in Pongal 2009.