Vaanmathi is a 1996 Indian Tamil romantic drama film directed by Agathiyan starring Ajith Kumar and Swathi in the lead roles. This film portrays hatred that slowly transforms to love between two young people who are from very different financial backgrounds. The film was released on 12 January 1996 and went on to become a commercial success, running for 175 days at the box office. This movie partly based on Jayalalitha and her niece Deepa Jayakumar's story.
Krishna (Ajith) belongs to a middle-class family, where his father is a womanizer and brought up Krishna as a good for nothing fellow. Krishna is also a youngster who likes to waste time his time, by hanging out with his friends and roaming behind girls. Vaanmathi (Swathi) is the daughter of a rich business woman who is very arrogant and does anything for money. For example, she even abandoned her husband when Vaanmathi was a baby for money. Vaanmathi is a girl who grew up to be a bully, by bringing a bunch of friends in her vehicle and making fun of every guy they come across. Krishna and Vaanmathi play tricks on each other and fight after they met but eventually fall in love, but Vaanmathi's mother is not happy with that. She dislikes Krishna as sees him as her enemy number 1.
She tried everything to break them up and she even arranges a marriage between Vaanmathi and son of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. If their love will be united, forms the rest of the story.
Ajith Kumar as Krishna
Swathi as Vaanmathi
The music composed by Deva.
The film became a major success and subsequently set up a future collaboration between the director and actor in Kadhal Kottai.