Silambattam (film)

Silambattam English Stick fighting is a 2008 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by cinematographerturneddirector S. Saravanan, making his directorial debut. The film stars Silambarasan Rajendar in dual roles while Sneha, Sana Khan, Prabhu and Kishore also play lead roles. Nedumudi Venu, Raaghav, Santhanam and Karunas play supporting roles with Premji Amaren in a special appearance. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the films background score and soundtrack. The film released onDecember 2008. It was later dubbed into Telugu and released as Maa Vaadu. Silambattam opened to mixed reviews but became a commercial success.

Though Simbu abides by the elderly persons advices, an incident that happens in the temple premises reveals his real persona. On the particular day, Vichu witnesses a big band of ruffians bashing a seemingly meek individual. Becoming furious at the sight of the powerplay, Vichu gets into the tussle and saves the victim. But, as the man takes a hard look at his saviour face, he is stunned What is the secrecy in Vichus past? How does it intimidate the stranger?Cut to a flashback, there is a huge clash between the two village groups headed by Muthuvel Prabhu and Veeraiyan Ponvannan. Reason? Veeriayan claims back every bit of land he has donated to the landless and poor villagers whereas Muthuvel and his brother Tamizharasan Silambarasan oppose his order. In the violent powerstruggle, too many people die. It includes the fervent activist Tamizh, his dear wife Gayathri Sneha and Veeraiyan himself. Veeraiyan stabs himself and says that Tamizh stabbed him to death. The police come in search of Tamizh but he is missing in the house. He is with Gayathri on that night in a goods train. Tamizh is produced before court and as he was missing on that night, he is doubted and granted punishment. But Gayathri intervenes and says that she spent that night along with Tamizh on that train. She says that they behaved like how a husband amp wife would be in each others company. Its proven and Tamizh is released. Only Veeraiyans last son Duraisingham Kishore of Polladhavan fame and Muthuvel are spared in the tragedy. The burning intensity of the mishap stays alive in Duraisinghams heart and Muthuvel is another witness to the past. What happens next? Duraisingam enters Muthuvels house and kills everyone including Tamizh. A large group of rowdies enter and kill the rest. It is revealed that Gayathri escapes to her fathers home and later, dies giving birth to Vichu. The rest of the film is about Vichu settling the longterm dispute and explaining the situation to his grandfather. ........

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