Ullaasam (Eng: Joy) is a 1997 Indian Tamil-language action romance film directed and co-written by the duo J. D. and Jerry and produced by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. The film featured Ajith Kumar, Vikram, and Maheswari in the lead roles with Raghuvaran, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Srividya in other pivotal roles. Featuring music by Karthik Raja, the film was released on 23 May 1997.
The plot revolves around two fathers and their sons. GK (Raghuvaran), Dev’s (Vikram) father, is a smuggler who lives in a house near by Thangaiah (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam), father of Guru (Ajith Kumar). In his childhood days, Guru got attracted by GK’s activities and follows his footsteps. While Thangaiah tries to convince his son, it is all in vain. He got vexed and started to raise Dev (GK’s son), as a good man. In their college days, Dev becomes a singer. With the lover boy image, he is really popular among the ladies in the college. While Guru studying in the same college becomes a dancer and turns out to be a local dada, who helps GK in his business. Both Guru and Dev fall in love with the same girl Megha (Maheswari) who is in love with Guru.
Thangaiah comes to know about Dev’s love for her and begs Guru to leave his love for Dev, since he won’t be able to lead a peaceful life in the shape he is. Despite Guru having thoughts of leaving Megha. Dev steps aside knowing that Megha in love with Guru. As Dev hides his feelings for Megha. He wishes the both of them by saying, that the love they have for each other will prevail. The film ends with Guru’s choosing to stay with the dark world and with Megha, by his side.
Directed by J.D. & Jerry
Produced by Amitabh Bachchan
Written by J.D. & Jerry, Balakumaran
Starring Ajith Kumar, Vikram, Maheswari, Raghuvaran, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Music by Karthik Raja
Edited by B. Lenin & V. T. Vijayan
Production Amitabh Bachchan Corporation
Release date 23 May 1997
Running time 136 minutes