A class-divided friendship goes through highs and lows through several decades.



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Credited cast:
Annamalai (as Rajnikanth)
Sarath Babu ...
Radha Ravi ...
Ashok's Father
Vinuchakravarthy ...
(as Vinu Chakravarthy)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karan ...
Ashok's son
Rekha Mallick ...
Shanthy (as Rekha)
Aachi Manorama ...
Annamalai's mother (as Manorama)
Nizhalgal Ravi ...
Vishnu ...
Junior Ashok


A class-divided friendship goes through highs and lows through several decades.

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This film introduced the now-celebrated trademark "Super Star Rajni" graphic title card, which went on to be used in its original form in all of Rajinikanth's Tamil films till 2002 (with the exception of his films released in 1993). Since 2005, alterations of this card (such as in 'Chandramukhi' and 'Kabali') or a new unique card and accompanying theme music were used in all of Rajinikanth's films. This trademark trend of Rajinikanth has inspired almost all major stars from all South Indian film industries to follow with a unique title card reserved for their names in their movies, since the mid-90s. While the original title card's usage was ceased with the 3D update in 2005's 'Chandramukhi', it makes a comeback in a more compact remake in his 2016 film 'Kabali', albeit possibly with a different theme track. See more »


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this is called a commercial hit
22 September 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the all time favorite for Rajnikanth movies. This is the film which took the superstar to the next level. A good effort by him in acting department too. A simple and decent music by Deva. Very good laid screenplay and story. Thanks to Suresh Krishna.

The plot is all about the friendship and enmity between Annamalai (Rajnikanth) and his millionaire friend Ashok(Sharathbabu). Sharathbabu, Kushboo, Janakaraj are decent in their performance. A special mention is needed for Manorama and Radha Ravi. The film had the best commercial scenes that created chaos among the crowd.

A good commercial hit.

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