Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (Eng: Azhagu Sundaram alias Parattai) is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Suresh Krishna. It stars Dhanush in the lead role along with Meera Jasmine and Archana. The film is a remake of the successful Kannada film Jogi (2005). The film revolves around a woman who comes to the city from her village in search of her presumably lost son. The film was released on 27 April 2007 and it couldn’t repeat the success of its original version.
Azhagu Sundaram (Dhanush) is a village bumpkin who comes from Tirunelveli to Chennai to earn money to buy gold bangles for his beloved mother Meenakshi (Archana). He gets entangled in the big bad world of dons and goondas and is unable to get back home to see his mother. On the other hand, Meenakshi lands up in Chennai in search of her son without even knowing his address or whereabouts. Meenakshi bumps into Shwetha (Meera Jasmine), a journalism student who takes pity on her, takes her home, and promises to help her find her son. Azhagu is now known as Parattai in Chennai and is taken under the wings of Khader Bhai (Nassar), a tea shop owner. Parattai is forced to take the arival as gang wars erupt and single-handedly he wipes out Deva (Adithya), Kesavan (Kadhal Dhandapani) and Suri (Aryan), all dreaded criminals in the city. On parallel lines, he never sees his mother and finally accompanies her dead body to the crematorium, thinking it is an orphan’s corpse. He dances with others, offers flowers, and finally after her body is charred, he realizes that it was his mother.
Directed by Suresh Krishna
Produced by Yogesh K R & Keyaar
Written by Rajkannan (dialogues)
Screenplay by A. V. Durai Sahib & Sai Ramani
Story by Prem
Starring Dhanush, Meera Jasmine, Archana
Music by Gurukiran
Edited by Suraj Kavee
Distributed by KR Infotainment Pvt. Ltd.
Release date 27 April 2007
Running time 157 minutes