Gowravam is a 1973 Tamil-language legal drama film, directed by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram, starring Sivaji Ganesan in a dual role. It is an adaptation of the play Kannan Vandhaan. The film was a blockbuster at the box office and the third highest grossing film of the year.


Madras High Court lawyer Rajinikanth has never lost a case. He is a self-made man with a rags to riches story, hence he does not ask for favours from anyone, except in the aspiration of being appointed as a Judge/Justice of Madras High Court, where he expects the Bar Council of the court to favour him. Kannan is his nephew who is brought up like a son by the childless Rajinikanth and his wife. Kannan is an antithesis of Rajinikanth; he is a god-fearing, amiable, domesticated young man.