Aravindhan is a 1997 Indian Tamil film written and directed by newcomer T. Nagarajan, starring Sarath Kumar, Parthiban, Nagma, Oorvasi, Prakash Raj and Visu in lead and pivotal roles. The film marks the debut of noted music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, musician Ilaiyaraaja's youngest son, and the debut of cinematographer R. Rathnavelu. The film is based on the 1968 Kilvenmani massacre, in which 44 people were burnt alive.


Aravindhan (Sarath Kumar) is preparing to clear IPS to become a police officer. But after he sees Thamizhvannan (Parthiban) (shown as a Naxalite) shot dead by police, Aravindhan starts a fight against police and corrupt politicians.