Thirumalai is a Tamil action film directed by Ramana . This film has Vijay and Jyothika in the lead roles, while Lawrence Raghavendra and Kiran Rathod make special appearances in the film. Produced by Kavithalayaa Productions banner. This film was a turning point in actor Vjay’s career as he introduced himself as an action hero with a new look. The new formula of action along with Punch dialogues suited well for Vijay. And worked out well on screen. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Dum 2. The highly commercial success of the film lead to be remade in Telugu as Gowri in the year 2004.
Thirumalai (Vijay) is a mechanic who lives in Pudupet and has three close friends for whom he would do anything. Selvam (Raghuvaran) is an artist who comes to stay near Tirumalai’s mechanic shop with his wife Nagalakshmi (Kousalya). Thirumalai happens to meet Swetha (Jyothika), on a New Year’s Day. As she appears in front of him all of a sudden, she happens to greet saying ‘Everyone will do fine’. From that very day, things start to shine up in Thirumalai’s life. He falls in love with Swetha as he thinks that good things started to happen in his life only after she greeted him. Swetha first ignores him, but soon she understands his nature and reciprocates. Meanwhile Swetha’s father (Avinash), a business tycoon who owns six satellite channels hates the idea of a mechanic being his son-in-law and seeks the help of a local thug Arasu (Manoj.K.Jayan) whose only job is to kill people for huge money. Arasu plots an attempt to kill Thirumalai. Does Thirumalai succeed in winning his girl or is he caught up in the plot against him forms the rest of the story.
Directed by Ramana
Produced by Pushpa Kandaswamy
Written by Ramana
Starring Vijay, Jyothika, Vivek, Raghuvaran, Kausalya, Karunas
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography R. Rathnavelu
Edited by Suresh Urs
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates 24 October 2003
Running time 169 min