Pagadi Aattam (English: Chess Game) is an Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Ram K. Chandran. Featuring Rahman, Akhil, Surendar, Monica and Gowri Nandha in the lead roles, the film's score and soundtrack is composed by Karthik Raja. The film began production during early 2016 and was released on 17 February 2017.
The film's director Chandran, an erstwhile assistant to filmmakers Mahendran and Selvaraj, revealed that the film would focus on the dark side of advent of technology and would explore cyber crime.Pagadi Aattam completed its shoot by October 2015, with actor Rahman appearing as a police officer in the film.Following the shoot, the film was put on hold as it could not find a distributor.
The makers prepared the film for release in early 2017 following the success of Rahman's other project, Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016), which had also featured him as a police officer. Rahman was subsequently featured as the centrepiece of the promotions, with the makers trying to bank on the similarity of his character to his previous film. However, the actor chose not to promote the film leading up to its release.