7.1/10
3,085
22 user 2 critic

The Bodyguard (2011)

Kaavalan (original title)
Bhoominathan aka Bhoomi is introduced to us as a person who gets into many local fights. Worried about his future, his family sends him to Muthuramalingam (Raj Kiran), a much respected ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vettaikaran (2009)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Police-Ravi is a student aspiring to become a police officer,becomes hunted when he helps his friend out of trouble.The hunted becomes the Hunter to secure his future.

Director: Babu Sivan
Stars: Vijay, Anushka Shetty, Salim Ghouse
Thirupaachi (2005)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The movie begins in a remote village in Madurai where Sivagiri, a blacksmith and his sister Karupayi share a close bondage. Sivagiri wants to get his sister married off to a city dweller. ... See full summary »

Director: Perarasu
Stars: Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Mallika
Sivakasi (2005)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Sivakasi (Vijay) is man with a golden heart. A do-gooder, who dotes on his mother and sister. The theme revolves round the sacrifices he is called upon to make the mother and sister happy. ... See full summary »

Director: Perarasu
Stars: Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj
Sachein (2005)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On his way abroad, a man reflects on his college life and failed romance.

Director: John Mahendran
Stars: Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Bipasha Basu
Velayudham (2011)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ordinary milkman is forced to become the fictional character Velayudham who takes on the scum of the earth.

Director: M. Raja
Stars: Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani
Pokkiri (2007)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tamil is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Tamil really what he purports to be?

Director: Prabhudheva
Stars: Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two doubles - one honest, the other crooked - fight to win the hand of a rich girl.

Director: Bharathan
Stars: Vijay, Shriya Saran, Namitha
Ghilli (2004)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A village girl escaping a bloody family feud is sheltered by a city collegian

Director: Dharani
Stars: Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj
Thalaivaa (2013)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A son steps into his father's shoes, has to win a bloody war before he becomes the leader.

Director: Vijay
Stars: Vijay, Amala Paul, Santhanam
Kuruvi (2008)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Vijay is a honest and kind guy who lives with a huge family and his friend Vivek. One day, he is approached by a person who tells him that his father owes him some money and he is to return... See full summary »

Director: Dharani
Stars: Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Suman
Villu (2009)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A plainclothes police officer feigns romance with a woman to catch notorious gangsters.

Director: Prabhudheva
Stars: Vijay, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj
Friends (2001)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Depicts the struggle of three friends and their family issues.

Director: Siddique
Stars: Vijay, Suriya, Ramesh Khanna
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay ...
Boominathan
...
Meera Muthuramalingam
Raj Kiran ...
Muthuramalingam
Vadivelu ...
Ammavasai
Roja ...
Devika
Mithra Kurian ...
Maadhu
Mahadevan ...
Devarajan
Nizhalgal Ravi ...
Parthasarathy
Krishna Kumar ...
Karthik Muthuramalingam
Livingston ...
College Principal
Neepa ...
Poongodi
M.S. Bhaskar ...
Maadhu's father
Yuvashree ...
Bhoominadhan's mother
Madan Bob ...
College Lecturer
Ajaykumar ...
Meera's Classmate
Edit

Storyline

Bhoominathan aka Bhoomi is introduced to us as a person who gets into many local fights. Worried about his future, his family sends him to Muthuramalingam (Raj Kiran), a much respected personality in his place Semmanur, to put Bhoomi's life on the right track. But things don't go as planned. Muthuramalingam's adversary threatens to kill his daughter Meera (Asin) as a revenge against his own daughter's fate. So Bhoomi is given the job of Meera's bodyguard at college. Meera goes to college with her friend Madhu but is irritated by Bhoomi's presence everywhere. So she devises a plan. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 2011 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Bodyguard  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was first made for Vijay by Siddique. Since he was busy, the director finished his Malayalam version and made the movie with Vijay. See more »

Connections

Remake of Bodyguard (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Kaavalan Blockbuster
1 February 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If you believe in the pain of love, then kaavalan movie is for u. . .Dont miss it. . Easily, its vijay's best performance over a period of time. . .

I was very much disappointed with d make up of Asin. . Didn't they watch Ghajini. .Vel. .Dasa. .Pokkiri and other Asin movies. . But her make up was a lot better in d second half. . .

Performance wise Asin is Asin. . .Chanceless. .She was just awesome. . . Minor changes to suit the tamil audience has been spot on and brings even better script than the original. . Vadivelu was so hilarious. . .Mithra had nothing other than being a walking doll. . .

Asin's screen presence and her cute expressions in all the songs were rocking. . Vijay looked young and vibrant specially in the yaaradhu song. . .Dance as usual, its just simple and stylish. . Song picturisation is perfect with Vijay and Asin. .Blockbuster written all over it. . .

When it comes to d pain of love, romance with vijay and of course her feelings will surely cannot be matched with anyone. . . Its a come back of sorts for vijay who will be focusing on rebuilding his carrier with kaavalan. .Was pleasantly surprised by his acting. .He made full justice to the role and of course not to forget Siddique to have given us a wonderful love story. . .

The senior actors Rajkiran and Roja made their presence felt and the music by Vidhyasagar was OK. .

Expecting an award for Asin and if there's no political issues in awarding her performance, then she will surely win it. . .


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Bodyguard (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?