Villu (Tamil: வில்லு; English: Bow) is a 2009 Tamil language action film written and directed by Prabhu Deva. The film stars Vijay in a dual role while Nayantara and Prakash Raj play other prominent roles. Manoj K. Jayan, Vadivelu, Adithya, Geetha, and Ranjitha play supporting roles whilst Prabhu Deva, Mumaith Khan, Zabyn Khan, and Kushboo Sundar appear in item numbers. The film is produced and distributed by Ayngaran International and composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The movie was dubbed into Hindi as Ek Aur Jaanbaaz Khilladi and in Telugu as Yamakantri. It is a remake of Hindi Film Soldier starring Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta.
Padikathavan (English: Uneducated Man) is a 2009 Indian Tamil-language action-comedy film written and directed by Suraaj. It stars Dhanush, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sayaji Shinde, Pratap Pothan, Suman and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles and features a huge supporting cast in small pivotal and cameo roles. The film released on 14 January 2009 during Pongal. Was Super Hit at the Box-Office.
Dhanush is a nonchalant youngster who as opposed to every single soul in the family, has no luck with studies. Addressed as Padikathavan by his family, he takes his role of fixing petty goons rather seriously when his family members crossroads with them. He accidently meets Tamanna and it is love at first sight – which is further substantiated by the duet song in less than 10 seconds of their first meet. A few clichés and songs later, she falls in love with him too. But Tamanna carries a deadly secret with her and Dhanush realizes that he has to fight for his right – Tamanna. Now that means thrashing out zillions of burly and makes-you-squirm-at-sight thugs single handedly. That’s not all – Dhanush has a rate for his head too since he earned the wrath of another blood hungry criminal accidentally.