Sarithiram - About Traditional Tamil Sports Silambattam. Raj Kiran plays role of a Silambattam Guru (Asan) named Azhagar Sami. Adhi plays as student. Kalabhavan Mani and Shanmugarajan appear in the roles of the asan’s students. The movie revolves around the concept of traditional Tamil sports, which has been the base for many other martial arts and games.