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Paramasivan (English: Supreme Shiva) is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film directed by P. Vasu and produced by S. Ramesh Babu. The film features Ajith Kumar in the lead role with Laila, Vivek, Prakash Raj and Jayaram playing other pivotal roles. It was released on 14 January 2006 to mixed reviews and declared as an above average grosser at the box office .[1][2] The film was inspired from the Hindi-language film Kartoos (1999) starring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala.

Paramasivan
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Directed byP. Vasu
Produced byS. Ramesh Babu
Written byPattukottai Prabakar(dialogues)
Story byMahesh Bhatt
StarringAjith Kumar
Laila
Jayaram
Vivek
Prakash Raj
Music byVidyasagar
Background Music:
G. V. Prakash Kumar
CinematographyK. V. Anand
Additional Cinematography:
Ravi Varman
Ravi K. Chandran
K. V. Guhan
Edited bySuresh Urs
Additional Editing:
B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Kanagarathna Movies
Samrat Pictures
Release date
  • 14 January 2006 (2006-01-14)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Subramaniyam Siva (Ajith Kumar) is in jail, awaiting the death sentence for killing corrupt and evil members of the police force who had killed his father SI Ganapathy (Rajesh) and sister. SP of Police Nethiadi Nandakumar (Prakash Raj) is an honest, fearless and upright police officer who has been given the mission to flush out the terrorist outfit behind the Coimbatore blasts. He decides to employ unconventional methods to fulfill his mission and engages Siva to assist him, renaming him Paramasivan and giving him a single-point agenda – trace out and erase the people responsible for the Coimbatore blasts. Unaware to Paramasivan, Nandakumar intends on killing him after the mission is completed.

The fly in the ointment is played by CBI officer Nair (Jayaram), who is out to trace Paramasivan and stop his unlawful activities. His assistant SI Agniputran (Vivek) provides lighter moments. How Paramasivan finishes the villains and his job forms the rest of the story. Paramasivan comes to know of Nandakumar's idea to kill him after the mission during the last few scenes where Nair intervenes. Eventually, Paramasivan is forgiven and starts a new life with his lover Malar (Laila).

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

After the success of Chandramukhi (2005), director P. Vasu announced his intentions of directing Rajinikanth again but the announcement of Rajinikanth's collaboration with Shankar in Sivaji hindered his hopes. In August 2005, he roped in Ajith Kumar to play the protagonist in his next film.[3] The project was initially taken up by director Bala's production house, B Studios, and was titled Idi (Thunder), with Laila selected to play the leading female role.[4] The film was launched on 10 September 2005 by Rajinikanth, while the title was changed to Paramasivan.[5]

Following Ajith Kumar's exit from Bala's directorial venture, Naan Kadavul, this film changed producers the next month with S. Ramesh Babu agreeing to finance the film. Nisha Kothari was first requested to appear in an item number in the film but the role was later taken by Ragasya.[6] For the film, Ajith Kumar lost fifteen kilograms to get into shape.[7] K. Balachandar's Kavithalaya Productions took up the distribution of Paramasivan for the Chengalpet area.[8]

SoundtrackEdit

Background score and Songs composed by Vidyasagar[9]

Paramasivan
Soundtrack album by
Released2 January 2006
GenreWorld Music
LabelThe Best Audio
ProducerVidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Thambi
(2006)
Paramasivan
(2006)
Aathi
(2006)
Song Title Singers Lyrics
Oru Kili Madhu Balakrishnan, Sujatha Yugabharathi
Aasai Dosai Priya Subramani Na. Muthukumar
Kannan Kalyani Menon, Lakshmi Rangarajan, Saindhavi Kirithaya
Natchathira Paravaikku Tippu, Rajalakshmi Vairamuthu
Thangakkili Madhu Balakrishnan, Gopika Poornima, Srivarthini Kirithaya
Undivila Shankar Mahadevan, Malathy Lakshman P. Vijay
Paramasivane Shankar Mahadevan, Chandran, Karthik, Tippu, Jemon, Ranjith Vairamuthu
Theme Instrumental

ReleaseEdit

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Jaya TV.[10] It was dubbed into Hindi as Godfather Shiva.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paramasivan review. sify.com
  2. ^ Davis, Franko (10 November 2005) Paramasivan review. nowrunning.com
  3. ^ "Rajini blessed for the success of Ajith's Thirupathi". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. 29 August 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Laila is back in Kollywood with a bang : Down South : Tamil News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Tamil movies : It will be Paramasivan from P Vasu". Behindwoods. 10 September 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  6. ^ ""Jay Jay" Amoga In Paramasivan?". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. 21 September 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  7. ^ "P Vasu: Ready for Paramasivan". Rediff. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  8. ^ "A new role for old man – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Paramasivan songs lyrics". tamilsonglyrics. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  10. ^ "LIVE TV - Watch Indian TV Channels - Live Streaming and Catchup TV - LIVE News Online - in.com". in.com.
  11. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.

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