Charlie Chaplin is a comedy film released in India in 2002. The film stars Abhirami, Prabhu Deva, Prabhu Ganesan and Gayathri Raghuraman. Prabhu Ganesan earned the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for his portrayal of Ramakrishnan in the film. Charlie Chaplin earned high profits at the box office. Several remakes of the film were produced in different languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu.
In the film, Ramakrishnan, played by Prabhu Ganesan, is married to Mythili Abhirami, a distrustful woman who constantly believes her husband is engaging in a relationship with another woman, despite the fact that he has never strayed and has no intention of ever deceiving her.
Vishva, played by Livingston, and his gullible wife, Amudha, played by Vindhya, have been married for many years. Amudha is apparently unaware that her husband has been cheating on her with many beautiful women over the years, but she ultimately divulges that she was aware of his relationships outside the marriage but always believed that he would become a better husband one day.
Ramakrishnan's friend, Thiru, played by Prabhu Deva, enters into a romantic relationship with Susi, played by Gayatri Raguram, entirely by chance. Ramakrishnan encounters a woman named Thilothama, played by Monal, a call girl Vishva had requested before leaving the country. Mythili spends a couple of days at the home of her family, during which time Thilothama comes to see Ramakrishnan. Ramakrishnan contemplates spending the night with her but ultimately decides not to be unfaithful to his wife. Mythili returns to the house to retrieve something she had forgotten but arrives to catch Ramakrishnan with Thilothama.
The story takes several twists and turns, and Ramakrishnan and Mythili end up in divorce court. Ramakrishnan is able to persuade his wife not to divorce him, and promises to remain faithful to her for the rest of their lives together. Ramakrishnan then learns that Mythili is expecting a child, and Thiru later gets married.