|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||S. Ramesh Babu|
|Story by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Cinematography||Sekar V. Joseph|
|Editing by||Suresh Urs|
|Running time||165 minutes|
Paramasivan (Tamil: பரமசிவன்) is a 2006 Indian, Tamil-language action 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 was sucess at the box office.
Subramania Siva (Ajith) is in jail, awaiting the death sentence for killing corrupt and evil members of the police force who had killed his father 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 persons responsible for the Coimbatore blasts. Unaware to Paramasivam, Nandakumar intends on killing him after the mission is completed.
The fly in the ointment is played by Nair (Jayaram), a CBI officer, who is out to trace Paramasivan and stop his unlawful activities. His assistant, SI Agniputran is played by Vivek, who provides lighter moments. How Paramasivan finishes the villains and finishes 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 the CBI officer Nair intervenes and eventually the hero is forgiven and starts a new life with his lover Laila.
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. 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. The film was launched on 10 September 2005 by Rajinikanth, while the title was changed to Paramasivan.
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 Rahasya. For the film, Ajith Kumar lost fifteen kilograms to get into shape. K. Balachandar's Kavithalaya Productions took up the distribution of Paramasivan for the Chengalpet area.
The film opened with mixed to positive reviews with the The Hindu citing that "supported by a racy story and a logical screenplay, Ajith makes good use of the opportunity to recover lost ground", though stating his "eyes seem to have lost some of its sparkle". Similarly the critic from Sify.com revealed that "the film has been packaged well to suit all kinds of audience". Mayajaal on East Coast Road in Chengalpet area played 21 shows of the film on Pongal Day in six screens multiplex. In Coimbatore, a Ajith stronghold, the film did 100-percent business on the first three days. Ajith held a press conference two weeks after the release to thank the media for their support for the film.
|Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar|
|Oru Kili||Madhu Balakrishnan, Sujatha|
|Aasai Dosai||Priya Subramaniam|
|Kannan||Kalyani Menon, Saindhavi, Lakshmi Rangarajan|
|Natchathira Paravaikku||Tippu, Rajalakshmi|
|Thangakkili||Madhu Balakrishnan,Gopika Poornima, Srivarthini|
|Undivil||Shankar Mahadevan, Malathi Lakshman|
|Paramasivane||Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Tippu, Chandran, Ranjith|
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