Modhi Vilayadu (Eng: Play by clashing) is a Tamil language movie released on 24 July 2009. It stars Vinay Rai and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. This is the second time that Saran had worked without his usual music teammate Bharadwaj after Alli Arjuna in 2002. The film was rated with mixed reviews and fared poorly at the box office.
Rajan Vasudev (Kalabhavan Mani) is an intolerable tycoon who runs the OPM Group of companies spread across the globe. Uday (Vinay Rai) is his only son, a spoilt kid who drives a Ferrari and hangs out with his constant companion Madan (Yuva) and Kaduku (Santhanam) along with a bodyguard (Alse Ram).
Uday meets Eashwari (Kajal Aggarwal) a student and in a funny turn of events makes her his maid servant. Soon Madan falls in love with Eashwari who has fallen for Uday.
An assassin is hired by rivals of Rajan Vasudev to knock off Uday the only heir to the business empire. But in a bizarre twist, the killer accidentally kills Madan, and Rajan is heartbroken as we find that it was actually Madan who was his real son, while Uday was just a ‘Benami’.
A heart broken Rajan abandons Uday who is left in the streets overnight as he is not needed any longer. The rest of the plot is how Uday with the help of Chanakyan (VMC Haneefa), turns the table on his foster dad and gets back his wealth.
Directed by Saran
Produced by Murali Manohar
Written by S.Ramakrishnan & Saran
Starring Vinay Rai, Kajal Aggarwal, Kalabhavan Mani, Cochin Hanifa, Santhanam, Mayilsamy
Music by Colonial Cousins
Cinematography A. D. Karun
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Distributed by Mediaone Global Entertainment Ltd. & Gemini Industries & Imaging Private Ltd.
Release dates 24 July 2009