Ezhumalai is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Arjun, who also played the titular character. It also features Simran, Gajala and Mumtaj as the female leads, while Vijayakumar and Ashish Vidhyarthi play supporting roles. This film is the Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster Narasimha Naidu (2001), starring Balakrishna.Actress Simran reprised her role in the Telugu version. Despite the release of original film, this film was later dubbed in Telugu again as Simha Baludu. The movie was a big commercial success and completed a 150-day theatrical run at the box office.
Ezhumalai (Arjun) leads a peaceful life as a dance master in the village. Anjali (Gajala) falls in love with him before learning that he has a son and that his wife Lakshmi (Simran) is dead. She wishes to marry him but faces competition from Lakshmi's sister Sandhya (Mumtaj), who also wishes to wed him. Anjali is the daughter of Nagalingam (Ashish Vidyarthi), who is from a neighboring village. When she reveals this fact to Ezhumalai, she learns he and her father are sworn enemies and that her father killed Lakshmi.