Maayavi (Eng: Phantom) is a 2005 Indian Tamil action dramedy film directed by Singampuli that stars Suriya and Jyothika who plays a fictional version of herself, whilst Vijayakanth and Roja play short cameo roles. The film’s score and soundtrack were composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The plot is loosely based on the novel The Fan Club by Irving Wallace.
Abhes Balayya (Suriya), the guide conman thief, is footloose and fancy-free. He and his acolyte Sathyaraj (Sathyan) have no hangups in life. He is also a huge fan of actor Ajith Kumar. Balayya’s problems start when he and Sathyaraj land up in a huge villa on the beachfront. It is actually actress Jothika’s (Jyothika) house. When they realize it, they want to replace what they have taken. As it happens, the actress catches them and creates a huge issue out of it. For their efforts, they are put behind bars. Jothika does not like Balayya at all. Balayya goes out to take revenge on her and kidnap her. Just about when the whole industry and her family tries to trace Jothika, she understands the real Balayya. In the end, Balayya comes to see her and gives her a gift, which is the photographs they took together.
Directed by Singampuli
Produced by Kalaipuli S. Dhanu & Bala
Written by Singampuli & Viji (dialogues)
Starring Suriya, Jyothika, Sathyan
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography R. Rathnavelu
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production B Studios & V. Creations
Release date 10 March 2005
Running time 135 minutes