|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||S. Ramesh Babu|
|Written by||P. Vasu|
|Story by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Cinematography||Sekar V. Joseph|
|Edited by||Suresh Urs|
Paramasivan (English: Supreme Shiva) 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 declared as a above average grosser. The film was inspired from the Hindi-language film Kartoos (1999) starring Sanjay Dutt. It was dubbed into Hindi as Godfather Shiva.
Subramaniyam Siva (Ajith Kumar) is in jail, awaiting the death sentence for killing corrupt and evil members of the police force who had killed his father SI Ganapathy (Rajesh) 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 people responsible for the Coimbatore blasts. Unaware to Paramasivan, Nandakumar intends on killing him after the mission is completed.
The fly in the ointment is played by CBI officer Nair (Jayaram), who is out to trace Paramasivan and stop his unlawful activities. His assistant SI Agniputran (Vivek) provides lighter moments. How Paramasivan finishes the villains and 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 Nair intervenes. Eventually, Paramasivan is forgiven and starts a new life with his lover Malar (Laila).
- Ajith Kumar as Subramaniyam Siva / Paramasivan / Eshwar
- Laila as Malar
- Vivek as SI Agniputran
- Prakash Raj as SP 'Nethiadi' Nandakumar
- Jayaram as CBI officer V. Nair
- Nassar as Vetrivel, police
- Avinash as DGP Rajasekar
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Swamy Kathirvethi
- Rajesh as SI Ganapathy, Subramaniyam Siva's father
- Seetha as Subramaniyam Siva's mother
- Santhana Bharathi as Malar's father
- Ishwarya as Malar's stepmother
- KPAC Lalitha as Malar's grandmother
- Mayilsamy as Police Inspector
- Sathyan as Police
- R. S. Shivaji as Police
- Cell Murugan as Sandeep Mususamy
- Ragasya in an item number
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.
|Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar|
|Released||2 January 2006|
|Label||The Best Audio|
|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, Malathy Lakshman|
|Paramasivane||Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Tippu, Chandran, Ranjith|
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