Diwan is a South Indian Tamil film released in 2003. The film stars Sarathkumar, Kiran, Vadivelu. Film is directed by Suryaprakash who previously directed Maayi with Sarathkumar. S. A. Rajkumar composed the music. It was released in Hindi as “Mahabali”.
Sarathkumar as raghavan/duraisingam
Kiran as geetha
Vadivelu as velu
Sharmilee as meenakshi
Anandraj as meenakshi’s father
Manorama as duraisingam’s sister
Jaiprakash Reddy as kaathavaraayan
Sriman as duraisingam’s son
Muthukaalai as marudha muthukaalai
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Raghavan (sarathkumar) and velu (vadivelu) work as cooks in a non-veg hotel. raghavan loves geetha (kiran) who is the daughter of a rich man (vijayan), but her father is against this love and insults him as a poor man, raghavan challenges that he will be rich in a year . there is a subplot in the story, meenakshi (sharmili) daughter from a rich family ; she is the apple of the eyes of the family . meenakshi ran home with her lover raju who worked as a driver to her house . he tells that his friend dinesh will help them . but raju escaped because he saw a bad dream where he is killed by her family if it will happen in real due to that he vanishes. raghavan understood her plight and help her . suddenly he comes to a place where all call him as duraisingam . raghavan doesn’t know who is duraisingam . manorama explains to him that raghavan is the grandson of duraisingam , the flashback is duraisingam (sarathkumar again) is a do-gooder who helps poor people and he has a clash with kaathavaraayan (jaiprakash reddy) , a big rowdy. Duraisingam could not kill him because he promised to his wife that she will never become a widow. In the clash, duraisingam’s three sons are killed and the baby is lost . baby happens to be raghavan . duraisingam surrenders himself to the police . after the flashback, raghavan visits the jail only to know that duraisingam has died few years back. kaathavarayan kidnaps raghavan and meenakshi . meenakshi’s father and relatives bashes raghavan but leaves him after knowing the truth . raghavan leaves kathavarayan and says that he should live as a reformed man. meenakshi marries the groom selected by her parents and raghavan unites with Geetha.
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