Aai (film)

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Aai dvd.jpg
Official DVD Cover
Directed byA. Venkatesh
Produced byK.Parthiban
Written byPattukkottai Prabakar (dialogues)
Screenplay byA. Venkatesh
Story byA. Venkatesh
StarringSarath Kumar
Kalabhavan Mani
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Vincent Asokan
Ashish Vidyarthi
Music bySrikanth Deva
CinematographyA. Venkatesh
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 17 December 2004 (2004-12-17)

Aai (English: Hey/Yaai) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language action masala film written and directed by A. Venkatesh. The film has Sarath Kumar in the main lead role, with Namitha, Vadivelu, Kalabhavan Mani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Kota Srinivasa Rao, and Vincent Asokan in other supporting roles.[1] It was dubbed into Hindi as Nayi Baazi.


Sakthivel alias Velu (R. Sarathkumar) is living happily with his sister Lakshmi (Rithika) and friend Pazhani (Vadivelu) in Palani. He stays away from all wanted troubles and is forced to resort to fighting to defend his sister from the local rowdy Raghavan (Vincent Asokan).

A flashback follows, where it is revealed that Velu is a military officer and Lakshmi is actually the sister of his best friend, Police Officer Mani (Kalabhavan Mani) of Chennai, who wishes her to become a collector. Velu and Mani both clean up the society by punishing corrupt police officers. One day, Mani notices a wine shop opposite to the school where his wife Kanmani (Mayoori) teaches. Mani, Kanmani, Velu, and the schoolchildren destroy the wine shop by throwing and breaking bottles and Velu burning the shop.

The shop is owned by Naachiyar (Kota Srinivasa Rao). Naachiyar threatens Velu that he will destroy the school, but Velu prevents him by pouring oil at him, saying that before he destroys the school, Velu will destroy him. The next day, two wine shop men hide a bomb inside the school, under Naachiyar's plan. After getting a call from Kanmani, Velu and Mani both save the school children and Kanmani altogether. Unfortunately, Mani gets stabbed by a wine shop man and was thrown off from the school building. Velu tries to save Mani, but Mani dies. Mani gave an important wish to Velu, saying that his desire is to make his sister a collector.

After his death, Velu drags Naachiyar from the police department, shows Mani's ashes to him, and then shoots him twice. It is also revealed that Velu had went into hiding and maintained a low profile to protect him and Lakshmi from Naachiyar. After shooting Naachiyar, the military court said that Velu is innocent, but he had resigned from his military job to take care of Lakshmi and makes sure that she becomes a collector, as Mani wished. Then Velu, who keeps up the word which he gave to Mani and starts to kill the people who are guilty for his friend's murder.

First, he kills Raghavan, and then, he subdues Easwara Pandian (Ashish Vidyarthi), Naachiyar's sidekick. Then at a festival which is conducted for Lord Murugan, Naachiyar, the inspector (Thalaivasal Vijay), and Pandian beat up Velu and try to kidnap Lakshmi. However, Velu somehow stealthily kills everyone and finally kills Naachiyar. At the end, Lakshmi had become a collector, and Pazhani is her sidekick. The film ends with Mani's dream coming true.



Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDec 17, 2004
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi
Track list
1."Arjuna Arjuna"KalaikumarUdit Narayan, Madhushree5:13
2."Ooru Onu Onuu"VaaliR. Sarathkumar, Vadivelu, Anuradha Sriram, Paravai Muniyamma, Jaishree5:27
3."Aai Mailapuru"Pa. VijayManikka Vinayagam, Sabesh, Ganga, Sadhana Sargam5:18
4."Meyau Meyau"KalaikumarSrikanth Deva, Sadhana Sargam5:18
5."Neathi Adida Aai"VaaliJaved Ali, Sriram, Gopal Sharma, Kumar, Suchitra5:03
6."Veluthu Kattu"VaaliShankar Mahadevan5:50
Total length:32:09


Due to producer's financial crunch, Aai release was delayed for 4 months.[2]


  1. ^ "Aai Cast and Crew Tamil Movie Aai Cast and Crew". NOWRUNNING.
  2. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/two-films-are-further-delayed-news-tamil-kkfvCRdcjegsi.html Aei release delayed for 4 months