Born: January 21, 1980 (age 33), Polichalur
Biography: N. Santhanam is an Indian film actor who plays lead comedian roles in Tamil films. His fame started off with Lollu Sabha. He made his feature film debut with Manmadhan in 2004 and later appeared in several successful films. Though Manmadhan is considered his first feature film, he has acted in... MORE
Biography: N. Santhanam is an Indian film actor who plays lead comedian roles in Tamil films. His fame started off with Lollu Sabha. He made his feature film debut with Manmadhan in 2004 and later appeared in several successful films. Though Manmadhan is considered his first feature film, he has acted in two films before Manmadhan. Santhanam was also in STR's debut film as a leading actor, namely Kadhal Azhivathillai. He is best known for his roles in Siruthai and director M. Rajesh's comic trilogy, comprising Siva Manasula Sakthi, Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, the former two earning him the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for their respective years. After Manmadhan, Santhanam continued his collaboration with actor Silambarasan, appearing in successful comedy tracks in Vallavan, Kaalai, Silambattam, Vaanam and Osthe. As of 2013, he is the most popular comedian working in Tamil cinema. He has started a film production company named Handmade Films. LESS
The film opens up in Pakistan with a blind folded person (Vineet Kumar) being dragged by a few terrorists. He is brought to the leader of the gang Musafir Ibrahim (Abhimanyu Singh) and is identified as Ulaganathan, the Home Minister of Tamil Nadu. Further plans are revealed when the gang strikes a hefty deal with him for planting a series of bombs in Chennai. Then happens a bomb explosion at a transportation bus in the city killing many innocent peoples. A group of three journalists, including Bharathi (Genelia D'Souza), commit to eradicating terrorism in the country after completing their Journalism course. One night, Bharathi and her two friends secretly film the illegal activities like creation of explosives and women trafficking happening in a secluded house. However, the journalists' presence is detected and their escape attempt results in the deaths of both her friends and injury to Bharathi. But after the attack on Bharathi and her friends, the goon's vehicle explode due to a small mishap when a matchstick falls over petrol packets stored in the vehicle. Bharathi, already stabbed by one of the goons, comes up with a new idea to eradicate terrorism by creating a fictional character called Velayudham, and writes a note that he wants to clean up the city of bad guys and that he will stop the next bomb from hurting anyone before falling unconscious. Velayudham a.k.a. Velu (Vijay) is a milk vendor in a village called Pavunoor. He has a sister named Kaveri (Saranya Mohan) whom he loves dearly and a cousin Vaidehi (Hansika Motwani) who is crazy about him. Though the brother and sister duo create lot of trouble for the villagers, they are still adored by them. They, along with a couple of village friends, arrive in Chennai to collect money from a chit fund for his sister's marriage, and somehow a petty thief Speedu (Santhanam) gets part of their money. On chasing Speedu in the Egmore railway station, Velu uses a bike to catch him, and it explodes a few seconds later (a bomb had been planted on the bike). Within the next couple of days he inadvertently prevents more bomb blasts and helps catch terrorists, thus Velayudham becomes a sensation over time. He even manages to save Bharathi in one of the incidents which he never meant for it to happen. Velu is unaware of the consequences, later Bharathi realises Velu is the guy who has been accidentally doing the work of Velayudham. Bharathi meets him, explains and asks him to become the fictional character, howeve...