Naaigal Jaakirathai (English: Beware of Dogs ) is an Tamil comedy-thriller film, written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan featuring a dog in the lead. The film, which also stars Sibiraj and Arundhati in lead roles. The movie is produced by his father Sathyaraj under the banner Nathambal Film Factory, which had earlier produced Lee.
Sibiraj plays the second hero and will be sharing screen space with a military trained canine. Apart from playing the hero, the dog would also do several action sequences and comedy tracks in the film. Arundhati of Sundaattam fame plays the female lead.
The movie story based on a cute yet intense relationship between a cop (Sibi) and his best friend, Idoh (military trained dog). Sibi's wife(Arundhati) gets kidnapped leaving Sibiraj with a limited amount of time to find and save her. How he rescues his wife with the help of Idoh is what Naaigal Jaakirathai in a nutshell. The reason why she gets kidnapped and how she is rescued, which is quite a thrilling ride with quite a few surprises to be watched on big screen.
After Naanayam, Sibiraj was on the lookout for a script for his next film. Since nothing interesting turned up, he took a brief hiatus, still reading scripts. Sibiraj is a dog-lover and has 3 dogs. So, he expressed his eagerness in working with animals in a film.
Director Shakti S. Rajan, who had earlier directed Sibiraj in Naanayam, came up with a script with a dog in the lead. The film is about a military-trained dog and a man, and their journey. Finally, the film was announced in July 2013. The film was titled Naaigal Jaakirathai meaning 'Beware of Dogs'.
While music is composed by Dharan Kumar of Podaa Podi fame, camera is handled by Nizar Shifi and editing by the Praveen K L.