Ellam Avan Seyal

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

Ellam Avan Seyal (transl. Everything Is His Deed) is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language legal thriller film directed by Shaji Kailas. The film stars RK, Bhama, Vadivelu, Raghuvaran, Manivannan, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Manoj Jayan in a modern-day vigilante story.[1] The film is a remake of the 2006 Malayalam-language film Chinthamani Kolacase.


The basic premise is of a lawyer doling out his brand of justice on criminals whom he himself had freed from the courts.

The story is centered on Laxman Kumar alias LK (RK), an enigmatic yet renowned criminal lawyer with an even more enigmatic mission. LK helps out hardened criminals to get away from court by lying that there is no proof of their crimes. But later, he pursues and takes them out in a bizarre show of vigilante justice. It was then that the case of Mirchi Girls, a band of spoilt, rich NRI girls, reaches him.

A parallel narration is the comedy track of Vandu Murugan (Vadivelu). Vandu Murugan is a lawyer who does not know to argue in the cases. He lands in trouble when the convicts accuse him, and he is thrown in jail. Frustrated, he becomes a politician who lands in hilarious situations and makes us laugh.

Mirchi Girls are the main accused in the murder of Chinthamani (Bhama), their college mate, an innocent girl from a conservative background. Veeramani (Manivannan), her old father, is fighting hard for justice and is represented by Advocate Anbukarasu (Ashish Vidhyarthi), a public prosecutor who is famous for his unique style of argument. After a long court battle, LK succeeds in bringing the judgement in favor of Mirchi Girls. He finds out that it was none other than Anbukarasu and the college principal David Williams (Manoj Jayan), who committed Chinthamani's murder. Chintamani was sent to David's house, but she was locked in a room there and made to have sex with him. Then, Anbukarasu interferes, locks the door, and rapes her all day. Covered in lust, she is killed by them after they rape her for hours. LK, in his own violent way kills David and Anbukarasu to deliver justice to Chinthamani and Veeramani.




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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