Kadhal Desam is a 1996 Tamil language action romance film written and directed by Kathir and produced by K. T. Kunjumon. The film starred Abbas, Vineeth and Tabu in the lead roles, while S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vadivelu, Chinni Jayanth and Srividya played other pivotal characters. K. V. Anand was the cinematographer for the project and A. R. Rahman composed the film's soundtrack and score. The film opened in August 1996 to positive reviews from critics and became a box office success. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Prema Desam. It was also remade in Bangladesh as Narir Mon, starring Riaz, Shakil Khan and Shabnur respectively.