Ellam Avan Seyal

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Ellam Avan Seyal
Ellam Avan Seyal.jpg
Directed byShaji Kailas
Produced byKarumari Kandasamy
J. Durai
Written byV. Prabhakaran (dialogues)
Shaji Kailas (screenplay)
A. K. Sajan (screenplay)
Story byA. K. Sajan
StarringR. K.
Roja Selvamani
Ashish Vidyarthi
Music byVidyasagar
Ishaan Dev (Theme Song)
Rajamani (Background Socre)
CinematographyRaja Rathinam
Edited byDon Max
Distributed byR. K. Arts
Release date
  • 28 November 2008 (2008-11-28)

Ellam Avan Seyal is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language crime film directed by Shaji Kailas. The film stars R. K., Ashish Vidyarthi, Raghuvaran, Roja Selvamani, Bhama, Manivannan, Visu and Vadivelu in a modern-day vigilante story.[1] Ellam Avan Seyal is the remake of Suresh Gopi starring Chinthamani Kolacase.


A lawyer who defends criminals wages vigilante justice against them in private. The movie deals with the murder of a girl who was ragged and brutally murdered by her classmates. The lawyer, through his own investigation, arrives at the fact that she was brutally raped by college authorities and framed the students as culprits.


Ellam Avan Seyal is the remake of the Malayalam-language film Chinthamani Kolacase, which starred Suresh Gopi and was also directed by Shaji Kailas. The film was also remade in Telugu as Sri Mahalakshmi, with Sri Hari playing the role of Suresh Gopi.



Critical reception[edit]

Sify noted "The problem with Shaji Kailas's Ellam Avan Seyal a remake of his own Chintamani Kolacase is its non-happening, unbelievable and infantile script which is dark and dreary".[2] Hindu wrote "Depending entirely on a strong story and his narrative skill, Shaji Kailas keeps you quite engrossed with Ellam Avan Seyal".[3] Behindwoods wrote "The script (credited to Shaji Kailas) is taut, but also demands unwavering attention, barring which you might feel that the person is being murdered twice by different people. The movie does not keep you on tenterhooks throughout, which must ideally be the case for a thriller, but it does not bore you too".[4]


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