Malai Malai is a 2009 Tamil language action comedy film written and directed by A. Venkatesh starring Arun Vijay, Prabhu and Vedhicka in the lead roles. The film released on 31 July 2009 and turned out to be a surprise hit at the box office. The film was also dubbed into Hindi as Champion: The Winner in 2012. This film ran for 100 days in theaters.
Palanivel (Prabhu) and Vetrivel (Arun Vijay) are two inseparable brothers who eke out a living as a farmer and minivan driver respectively in a village on the foothills of Palani temple. They fight, sing, and booze together, and when Vetri falls in love with a city based RJ Anjali (Vedhika), who is on a visit to Palani, he finds Lakshmi (Kasthuri) to romance his brother. Meanwhile, Vetri goes to Chennai in search of a job and his ladylove. He gets a job as a driver in a courier company, which also employs people like Vimala Hassan (Santhanam), a crazy fan of Kamal Hassan. Enters Essaki (Prakash Raj), a dreaded don who controls Saidapet area of the city and soon locks horns with Vetri. The rest of the story moves along predictable lines before the steamy sentimental action-packed climax. Finally, Essaki stabs Lakshmi.
Directed by A. Venkatesh
Produced by Mrs. Susil Mohan & M. Hemanth
Written by Pattukkottai Prabakar (Dialogue)
Screenplay by A. Venkatesh
Story by A. Venkatesh
Starring Arun Vijay, Prabhu, Vedhicka, Prakash Raj, Kasthuri, Santhanam
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Production Feather Touch Entertainments
Distributed by Feather Touch Entertainments
Release date 31 July 2009