Vaali (1995), written and directed by S.J.Suryah, is an Ajith vs. Ajith affair, with one brother lusting after the other’s wife. The film also has Jyothika in a supporting role. As the title suggests, the plot has echoes from the episode in the Ramayana in which Vaali and Sugriva, the vanara brothers, have a similar stand-off.
The elder brother, Deva, a deaf-mute, is the successful head of an advertising company. His adoring younger brother, Shiva, falls in love with Priya (Simran) and invents ways to capture her heart. But Deva also becomes obsessed with Priya, going to extremes to keep her away from Shiva. Shiva finds it hard to suspect Deva’s intentions, despite Priya’s accusations. However, in the end, Shiva ends up killing Deva. This is one sibling war that doesn’t end with a hug or a reconciliation!