Kadugu (English: Mustard) is an upcoming Indian Tamil comedy film written and directed by Vijay Milton. The film features an ensemble cast of Bharath, Rajakumaran, Bharath Seeni, Subiksha and Chandini Tamilarasan in the lead roles. After beginning filming during March 2016, Kadugu will have a theatrical release in 2017.
In May 2014, Vijay Milton announced his interest in directing actor T. Rajender for a film about a person who goes from "zero to hero". Milton later became busy with the production of 10 Endrathukulla (2015) and was later unsuccessful in convincing Rajender to be a part of the project.
He subsequently signed on Rajakumaran to portray the lead role of a puli vesham artist. Bharath signed the project in early 2016 and bulked up for the film in order to portray a boxer, training under the physical trainer Sivakumar. He also denied reports that he was playing the antagonist in the film, stating he would play one of the three leading roles Vijay Milton's brother Bharath Seeni was selected to portray the third leading role, while actresses Subiksha and Radhika Prasidhha were also signed on to feature in the film.
Srushti Dange had earlier held discussions for a role in the film, before Subiksha was finalised. Actress Samantha had also distanced herself from the film after being reported to have been signed on for a role opposite Rajakumaran.
The film began production during March 2016 in Chennai, soon after the cast was finalised.The climax of the film was shot around the outskirts of Chennai during May 2016.