Virumaandi (Tamil: விருமாண்டி) is a 2004 Tamil film written and directed by, and starring Kamal Haasan. The film revolves around two criminals, Virumaandi (Kamal Haasan) and Kothala Thevar (Pasupathy), being interviewed. They express how they feel about the direction their lives have taken and how they have ended up where they are. The film revolves around the controversy of the death penalty. The cast also includes Abhirami, Napoleon, Rohini, Shanmugarajan, and Nassar in pivotal roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Ilayaraaja. It was commercially considered as an average grosser at the Box Office.
Ghilli (Tamil: கில்லி) is a 2004 Tamil action comedy film directed by Dharani and produced by A. M. Rathnam. A remake of the Telugu blockbuster Okkadu directed by Gunashekar, the film stars Vijay, with Trisha Krishnan and Prakash Raj playing the female lead and antagonist, respectively. The soundtrack and background score of the film were composed by Vidyasagar. Ghilli was released on Tamil New Year's Day on 14 April 2004; it opened to highly positive reviews and became a high commercial success and an All Time Blockbuster. The song "Kabadi Kabadi" was played during the 16th Asian games in China which is a proud moment for the Tamil film industry