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Directed by Ramesh Balakrishnan
Produced by V. Sundhar
Starring Ajith Kumar
Anjala Zhaveri
Music by Deva
Cinematography D. Shankar
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Viswas Films
Release date
1 August 1997
Running time
142 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Pagaivan (Tamil: பகைவன்; English: Enemy) is a 1997 Tamil action comedy film directed by Ramesh Balakrishnan, starring Ajith Kumar, Sathyaraj and Anjala Zhaveri in the leading roles. The film revolves around a kidnapping undertaken by Ajith and the actions that the victim's father take to save his daughter. The film also featured Ranjitha, Nagesh, K. S. Ravikumar and Vivek who all appear in supporting roles. It was released in August 1997 with mixed reviews.[1]


Prabhu (Ajith Kumar), despite having all the required qualifications for the job he applied for, fails after he was demanded to pay a considerable amount as a caution deposit. And every time all his chances of getting the job were hanging on the payment of this caution.

Determined to get this job at all costs, Prabu is ready to do anything to obtain this amount as quick as possible. So Prabu decides to kidnap someone so as to demand a ransom to the family of this person. The fate leads him to abduct Uma (Anjala Zhaveri) who happens to be the one and only daughter of Minister Duray Raj (K. S. Ravikumar).

Uma falls in love with Prabu and, before long, Prabu begins to love Uma too. Meanwhile, Uma’s parents hire Vaasu (Sathyaraj), a rowdy who’s ready to do anything for the sake of money, to find their daughter. The rest of the film revolves around if the pair will be found.



During the making of the film, the producers fell out with actress Anjala Zhaveri, causing the film to be briefly delayed.[2]


The soundtrack was composed by Deva.[3]

  • Happy New Year
  • Rajane Yuvarajane
  • Andakakasam
  • O My Butterfly
  • Vazhkai Embathu


  1. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!". டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
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