Varalaru: History Of Godfather, or simply known as Varalaru, is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language action-drama film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar, and produced by S. S. Chakravarthy under the banner NIC Arts. The film stars Ajith Kumar in a triple role as a father and his twin sons alongside Asin, Ramesh Khanna, Suman Setty, Kanika, Sujatha and M. S. Baskar play supporting roles. The film's soundtrack and background score was composed by A. R. Rahman. The film ran for 175 days and became a blockbuster at the box office. Prior to its release, the film was known by its title Godfather, but following the Government of Tamil Nadu's motion to exempt tax on films titled in Tamil in 2006, the film's title was changed. After two years of production, the film was released on 20 October 2006 during the eve of Diwali, and emerged as the highest grosser of the year. The film has been remade in Kannada, titled Godfather and in Burmese as Nat Khat Mhar Tae Tite Pwal, and in Odia as Tu Mo Dehara Chhai. This film was Sujatha’s final appearance before her retirement and eventual demise in 2011.
Shivashankar, a crippled multi-millionaire, sends his spoilt son Vishnu to Thottapuram to help the poor. Vishnu does not want to go, but a local pizza restaurateur convinces Vishnu and his friends that the village is one big brothel. Thottapuram is a sacred village and the restaurateur had purposefully deceived Vishnu and his friends. Also Divya and her college classmates are visiting the village. They come for their social activity course to improve the village's health and hygiene. A large building is reserved for him and the girls are asked to stay in the poor families' houses. Vishnu and his friends arrive and start to woo the girls, whom they mistake for Thottapuram's prostitutes. When Divya discovers their plan, she and her friends decide to teach Vishnu and his friends a lesson.
|director||K. S. Ravikumar|
|keywords||arrest bharatanatyam build cripple engage godfather godparent horrify mangala sutra multi-millionaire one night police officer reject sacred scratch scream stab talk upbringing wed|
|musicBy||A. R. Rahman|
|producer||S. S. Chakravarthy|
|productionCompany||S. S. Chakravarthy|