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Velayudham is a 2011 Indian Tamil masala film written and directed by M. Raja.[2] It stars Vijay in the title role, alongside Genelia D’Souza, Hansika Motwani, Abhimanyu Singh, Saranya Mohan and Santhanam in supporting roles.

The film revolves around a villager who arrives in the city to collect money, is forced to take upon the disguise of superhero and starts to eradicate the evils that pertains within the society such as corruption, prostitution, terrorism etc. In the process, he loses his younger sister. The rest of the story is how Velu avenges the death of his sister and thwarts the plans of a terrorist and an evil minister who is behind the misdeeds.

Velayudham released on 26 October 2011 to positive reviews[3] and became a major commercial success among Tamil Diwali releases despite competition with 7aum Arivu.[4] The movie went on to complete its 100-day theatrical run on 3 February 2012 at many centers.[5] The movie was dubbed into Hindi as Super Hero Shahenshah. The movie was declared a blockbuster and went on to become one of the top grossing films of 2011.[6]