Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)

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Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever.



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Credited cast:
Michael Vasanth
Arjun Balakrishnan
Meera Jasmine ...
Esha Deol ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janagaraj ...
Esha's Uncle
Bharathi Rajaa ...
Selva Nayagam
R.S. Shivaji ...
Sriman ...
Suchitra ...
Surya's Friend
T.S. Suresh ...
College Student
Ejji K. Umamahesh ...
College Principal


Inbasekar, a hit man shoots Michael, a youth leader, off his motorbike on Napier bridge in Chennai. As Michael flies off his bike and falls into the river, bystanding student Arjun is the sole witness. The film then flashbacks into each of their lives, to bring things up to the present day shooting. Inba, the small-time thug dreams of making it big while his perky wife Sasi tries relentlessly to get him to go straight. Michael balances his idealistic posturing with his romance with a gutsy and occasionally unscrupulous neighbor Gitanjali. Siddharth must decide whether going to the US to study is more important than chasing after a girl he falls in love with in a bar Mira who incidentally happens to be engaged to be married. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Isha Deol is the only character in common between the two versions of the film. See more »


Spun-off from Amores Perros (2000) See more »


Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Madhushree and A.R. Rahman
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Story with both a Heart and a Mind ...
30 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't really know what to think of "Ayutha Ezuthu" after the first time that I saw it - I suppose I was expecting a much different movie - but after revisiting it, I really have come to appreciate and enjoy it. Mani Ratnam is really a director who understands characters and shapes them with such heart and soul. The real stand-out actor here for me is Madhavan, who portrays Inba, the street thug who aspires to overcome his low-life existence but does it in all the wrong ways. The nuances of his character really show, and the 180-degree reversal from what we are used to seeing him as makes his performance all the more appealing. And Bharathi Raja ... wow! He comes off as a cunning and very humorous villain, and the exchanges between Surya and him are certainly something to see. I would least expect Mani Ratnam to put out something with a political message, but he does it with grace and style. A big thumbs up!

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