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A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

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Cast overview:
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Virumandi
Abhirami ...
Annalachmi
Pasupathy ...
Kothaala Thevan
Napolean ...
Nallama Naicker
Bala Singh ...
Thevar
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Chief Jailor Jayanth
Rohini ...
Angela James
Shanmugha Rajan ...
Inspector Peikkaaman
Pyramid Natarajan ...
Vaidhyanadhan
O.A.K. Sunder ...
Kothaala Thevan's Brother
Periya Karuppu Thevar ...
Temple Priest
Gnanasambandam ...
Cowfight host
Karate Raja ...
Virumandi's Sidekick
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The take on death penalty told through the story of a temperamental villager caught in between two village clans. Told through an offbeat screenplay inspired by Korosawa's Rashomon, the film narrates two versions of the same incidents. 'Virumaandi' is exhibition of filmmaking & culture of the land it depicts at its very best. Written by PipingHotViews

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Extensive sets of rural tamilnadu and prison were erected in Chennai. Bulls from Madurai and nearby districts were transported to Chennai for the bull fight sequences . See more »

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A masterful narration, amazing characterization, mind boggling direction.
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kamalahassan has proved a point with this village based script. Though his acting is not his magnum opus, his direction and screen play skills shines through out the movie.He has done meticulous work in sketching the plot and in small details of the village set. Pasupathy, napolean have done a commendable job. Songs and background score gel well with the story. Slightly inspired by the Hollywood movie "Life of David Gale", the movie stood out as unusual good movie among the clichéd kollywood movies. Abirami has done her role well, adding a pinch of romance to the movie. The gruesome fight scenes though realistic adds a negative attribute to the movie. All in all its an exceptional movie of its time.


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