Alaudin is a 2003 Tamil drama film. The film is directed and co-written by Ravi Chakravarthy. The film features Prabhu Deva and Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles with Raghuvaran as the main antagonist. It was released on 15 August 2003 with mixed reviews.


Alaudin (Prabhu Deva) is a slum guy and orphan with a golden heart who fights against injustice faced by his fellow slum dwellers. The people of Alli Kuppam bring him up. To fulfill the day-to-day needs of the poor, Alaudin decides to steal from rich people. His main enemy is the scheming, powerful Gangadhar (Raghuvaran). During one of his attempts to steal in Gangadhar's house, Alaudin witnesses a murder committed by Gangadhar and gets some implicating evidence: a blood-soaked knife and a cut right thumb of Gangadhar. He cleverly uses this situation and starts blackmailing Gangadhar to accomplish all of Alli Kuppam's needs. Gangadhar becomes his golden goose, his magic lamp, which does his every proposition. Preethi (Ashima Bhalla) is Gangadhar's manager's daughter, and she falls for Alaudin. All efforts to catch Alaudin fail. In the final move, Gangadhar plans carefully, traps Alaudin, and shoots him at point blank range. A chance look at the chain worn by Alaudin brings the necessary twist to the story. To his shock, Gangadhar realizes Alaudin is his son who was mistaken to be murdered 25 years ago. The saved Alaudin refuses to accept his father's request to stay back with him, and takes a promise that he should not reveal the secret to anyone, and that he wants to go back to the Kuppam.


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    director Ravi Chakravathy
    editor V. T. Vijayan
    genre drama
    keywords golden goose magic lamp murder slum dwellers
    musicBy Mani Sharma
    productionCompany Venkateswaralayam