|Directed by||Sundar C|
|Written by||Sundar C
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Cinematography||K. S. Selvaraj|
|Editing by||P. Saisuresh|
Giri Tamil: கிரி, is a 2004 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by Sundar C, starring Arjun in the lead role, with Reema Sen, Ramya, Vadivelu, Devayani and Prakash Raj among others enacting supporting roles. The film, released on 1 October 2004, is considered a hit.
Two villages on either side of a river are always feuding as the headmen (Vinu Chakravarthy and FEFSI Vijayan) have personal enmity. Due to some misunderstanding, Vijayan’s children die and the blame falls on Vinu Chakravarthy. Vijayan seeks revenge and tries tries to kill Vinu’s son but is saved by his servants son but the boy disappears.
20 years later Shiva (Arjun) is seen arriving in Kumbakonam living with a bakery owner Veerabhagu (Vadivelu). Shiva’s mission is to protect Devayani and her son from all sorts of gangsters. Priya (Reema Sen) walks into the bakery. Though she dislikes and torments Veerabhagu, she falls for Shiva. Sooner, the true identity of Shiva is revealed as he saves Devayani and her son from being murdered by FEFSI Vijayan’s son.
When questioned about his identity it is revealed in flashback that Shiva is Giri, the hatchet man of Vinu Chakravarthy. Devayani’s husband Suryaprakash (Prakash Raj) is actually the long lost son of Vinu and he was killed by FEFSI Vijayan. To protect the rest of the family, Giri was sent to bring them back to the village. In the village Giri has another love interest, Devaki (Ramya) the niece of Vijayan.
All this leads to a bloody climax during a boat race and Vijayan and his family are wiped out by Giri. And the film ends with both the girls cling on to Giri.
- Arjun Sarja as Giri/Shiva
- Reema Sen as Priya
- Ramya as Devaki
- Vadivelu as Veerabhaagu
- Prakash Raj as Suryaprakash
- Vinu Chakravarthy as Veerasamy
- FEFSI Vijayan as Sethupathy
- Ananda Raj
- Raj Kapoor as Paramasivam
- Manikka Vinayagam
- Aarthi as Bun
- Madhan Bob
|1.||"Adra sakkai"||Karthick, Shalini Singh||4:11|
|2.||"Kisukisu Manusa"||Harish Ragavendra, Mathangi||4:41|
|3.||"Rendu Kaalu singada giri"||Manicka Vinayagam, D.Imman||3:45|
|4.||"Dai Kaiya Vechikitu Summa Iruda"||Devan, Anuradha Sriram||4:22|
|5.||"Oppankara Veethiyiley"||Karthik, Chinmayee||4:59|
|6.||"Dubuku Dubuku"||D.Imman, Anuradha Sriram||4:54|
The highlight of the movie was the rib-tickling comic sequences between Vadivelu and Arjun. Also the action sequences were notable, credits to FEFSI Vijayan. The film received mediocre reviews with Indiaglitz stating, "the story sink in the quagmire of pulp and predictability". But yet the film managed decent returns.