‘Seedan’ is an adaptation of the 2002 Malayalam super hit film ‘Nandhanam’
written and directed by Ranjith. The plot of ‘Seedan’ is said to be a
sentimental love story between an orphaned servant girl who is taken care of
like her daughter by the owner of the house and the owner’s son who comes in to
stay for a few days before leaving for USA. The servant girl is a great devotee
of Lord Murugan and she is surprised to see the man, who appeared in her dreams
as her husband, in front of her. They eventually fall in love.
When the boy’s household disapproves his marriage with a servant, the
disheartened girl prays to Lord Murugan. Then, a cook comes into the household
and consoles the girl. He also predicts some dramatic events that will
eventually lead to their marriage. Then in a surprising turn of events all end
well. Later she realizes that it was Lord Murugan himself who came to comfort
her as the cook.
Dhanush plays an extended cameo in the film. He plays the cook who is
instrumental in bringing together the young lovers. Dhanush enters the scene
towards the end of the first half and comes throughout the second half carrying
the film on his shoulders. It is an important role and without Dhanush the story
makes no sense, the director clarifies. He also affirms that ‘Seedan’ will be a
Dhanush film in every sense.