Majaa is a 2005 Tamil action masala film directed by Shafi, starring Vikram, Asin, Vadivelu, Pasupathy, Anu Prabhakar, Vijayakumar, Manivannan, Sindhu Tolani, Murali and Biju Menon. The music is composed by Vidyasagar. It tells the story of two adopted children changing from their old, mischievous ways of life. The film is a remake of Shafi’s own Malayalam film Thommanum Makkalum. The movie was dubbed in Telugu with the same title. The movie was later dubbed into Hindi as ” Dada No. 1″ by Cinecurry and Royal Film Company.
Govindan (Manivannan) is a thief who has two children: Aadhi (Pasupathy) and Arivumathi (Vikram). Years go by and the brothers decide to stop stealing, mend their ways, and lead a hardworking life with their father. They migrate to a neighboring village and meet a retired agricultural officer Chidambaram (Vijayakumar), who is in deep debt and is under pressure from the village’s landlord Kalingarayar (Murali) to clear his debts. In efforts to help Chidambaram, Mathi confronts Seetha Lakshmi (Asin), Kalingarayar’s daughter, who comes to collect the money Chidambaram owes her father. Seetha Lakshmi starts to acquire a liking for Mathi, but keeps it hidden due to her father’s atrocious temper. In an attempt to teach Kalingarayar a lesson, Mathi forcibly ties the mangalsutram around Seetha’s neck. Kalingarayar, realizing his daughter’s love for Mathi, comes down to arrange a grand remarriage between the two. But things go awry when Manicka Vel (Biju Menon), Seetha Lakshmi’s maternal uncle, comes to town in an effort to stop the wedding between the two as he has plans of marrying her and wiping her family fortune.
Directed by Shafi
Produced by Rockline Venkatesh
Screenplay by Viji
Story by Benny P Nayarambalam
Based on Thommanum Makkalum by Shafi
Starring Vikram, Pasupathy, Asin, Vadivelu, Anu Prabhakar, Sindhu Tolani, Biju Menon, Vijayakumar, Murali, Manivannan
Music by Vidyasagar
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Production Rockline Entertainment
Distributed by Aascar Films International
Release date 1 November 2005
Running time 138 minutes