Watchman is a 2019 Tamil crime thriller film written and directed by A. L. Vijay. The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar in lead role in addition to composing the music for the film, reuniting with Vijay after the film Idhu Enna Maayam (2015). The film stars Samyuktha Hegde as the female lead and also stars Suman, Raj Arjun and Yogi Babu in supporting roles.
The story starts right from the word “Go!”. Bala (G. V. Prakash Kumar) comes out of a police station and seems very nervous about something. As he is striding on his bike thinking about gathering money to pay back his loan, he stumbles upon a big villa. Once, he hears that everyone from that house is not in town that night, so he decides to rob the house. When he climbs the villa’s compound wall and jumps on the other side, his fall is deep. The task and the wall seemed possible at first, but then, just as Bala, we fall into something deeper. Bala’s multiple attempts to somehow break into the villa without causing a scene gets him face to face with Bruno, the dog. Finally, after failed attempts to escape Bruno, he gains courage and gets into the villa which leads him into even more darker paths. He realises that the villa is not empty. It is filled with mysteries. Terrorists who escaped from prison got into this villa to get revenge on the owner of it, who is an Ex-DIG. Bala too gets into this spiderweb revenge. With a lot of struggle of himself and the dog with which he came face to face with, Bala and the owner of the villa get rid of the terrorists. In recognition of Bala’s help in getting rid of terrorists and saving his life, the Ex-DIG grants Bala his loan amount and a job as a guard, which Bala corrects it as Watchman.
Directed by A. L. Vijay
Produced by Arun Mozhi Manickam
Written by A. L. Vijay
Starring G. V. Prakash Kumar, Samyuktha Hegde
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography Nirav Shah & Saravanan Ramasamy
Edited by Anthony
Production Double Meaning Productions
Release date 12 April 2019
Running time 95 minutes