Paramasivan (Eng: Supreme Shiva) is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language action thriller 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 supporting roles. The synopsis is based on 1998 Coimbatore bombings. It was released on 14 January 2006 to mixed reviews and was average at the box office. The film was a remake the Hindi-language film Kartoos (1999) starring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala.
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, changing his look (cutting his long hair), 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 him 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, he is forgiven and starts a new life with his lover Malar (Laila).
Directed by P. Vasu
Produced by S. Ramesh Babu
Written by Pattukottai Prabakar(dialogues)
Story by Mahesh Bhatt
Starring Ajith Kumar, Laila, Jayaram, Vivek, Prakash Raj
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Sekhar V. Joseph
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production Kanagarathna Movies & Samrat Pictures
Release date 14 January 2006
Running time 165 minutes