- 2 hr 36 min
Diwan is a 2003 Tamil action drama film that stars Sarath Kumar, Kiran Rathod, Vadivelu, Sriman, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Sharmili, Anandaraj, and Manorama. The film is directed by Suryaprakash and produced by A. M. Rathnam. The movie follows the story of Diwan (Sarath Kumar), a powerful don who lives a lavish lifestyle. However, Diwan's life takes a turn when he rescues a woman named Selvi (Kiran Rathod) from some miscreants. Selvi, who is a doctor, treats Diwan's wounds and the two soon fall in love. However, Selvi is unaware of Diwan's real identity as a gangster. Meanwhile, Diwan's rivals are on a mission to take him down. One of his rivals is Ramu (Jaya Prakash Reddy), who is a local MLA. Ramu wants to become the state's Chief Minister and sees Diwan as an obstacle in his path. He forms an alliance with Diwan's former associate, and they plan to eliminate Diwan once and for all. Diwan's loyal friend and sidekick, Kalyan (Vadivelu), tries to warn him of the impending danger. However, Diwan ignores his warnings and continues to live his life as if nothing has happened. Diwan's arrogance and his nonchalant attitude towards the danger lurking in the shadows put him and Selvi in grave danger. As the story unfolds, Diwan realizes the true intentions of Ramu and his associates. He also solidifies his love for Selvi, and together they fight to survive the attacks made by Diwan's rivals. In the end, it's a nail-biting climax as we see the gangsters pitted against each other, each trying to come out on top. The movie has all the elements of an action film with romance, comedy, and drama thrown in. Sarath Kumar delivers a stellar performance as Diwan, bringing alive the character's arrogance and swagger. Kiran Rathod stands out with her performance as the innocent yet strong-willed Selvi, who is willing to stand by Diwan no matter what. Vadivelu's comic timing and punchlines add a touch of humor to the otherwise serious film. Jaya Prakash Reddy, Sriman, Sharmili, Anandaraj, and Manorama deliver notable performances in their respective roles. The music by Vidyasagar matches the tone of the film, with high-octane songs and haunting melodies. The cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar is visually stunning, capturing the grandeur of Diwan's lifestyle and the stark reality of his world. Overall, Diwan is a must-watch for fans of Tamil cinema who enjoy action-packed films with a touch of romance and comedy. The film's gripping storyline, combined with the superb performances of the cast, makes it a memorable watch.