Anniyan (2005)

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Anniyan is about Ramanujam alias Ambi who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. Ambi (a lawyer), Remo(a suave supermodel) and Anniyan (a vigilante who wreaks havoc on people who cheat, loots or conned Ambi).



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Cast overview, first billed only:
'Chiyaan' Vikram ...
Rules Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar / Remo / Anniyan
Sada ...
Nandini Raghuram
Prakash Raj ...
Prabark - Police Officer
Vivek ...
Chari Singari
Nedumudi Venu ...
Parthasarathy Iyengar
Kalabhavan Mani ...
House Owner
Cochin Hanifa ...
The Person Who Stops His New Car
Break Company Owner
Manobala ...
Charlie ...
Sriranjani ...
Nandhini's mother
Mohan Vaidya ...
Krishna Iyengar
Shanmugha Rajan ...
Amarasigamani ...


A devout and meek Iyengar and lawyer by the day and an undertaker by night who goes all out against the bad elements of the society with his gruesome murders , Ramanujam makes every kill a very gruesome and artistic one and is inspired by the Garuda Puranam. His idea is that suck a murder will reverberate with shock and awe in the society. Written by Rob Chester

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He who comes from hell is not afraid of hot ashes!


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Release Date:

10 June 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Aparichit  »

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INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

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Nandini: Doctor, will he turn back into Anniyan?
Psychiatrist: Yes, but it is not certain where or when he will change. Most probably when there is injustice going around him.
Nandini: Will he come after me if he changes again?
Psychiatrist: Yes.
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21 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a film that should, sorry will, change the face of Tamil cinema forever. It is amazing, amusing and astounding to watch and her and anyone who says different may need to watch the film again properly and look at the hard work, groundbreaking(for Tamil cinema)visuals, and fantastic songs that is in this film. It is watchable enough for VIKRAM'S performance alone, but Vivek's hilarious comedy and one-liners, Harris Jeyraj's great songs and amazing sets and location make this film a must-see for all Tamil cinema lovers. The highlight of the film is the last 23 minutes, these minutes alone should entice even a cinema goer not a fan of VIKRAM or Shankar to go and see the film at least once more. On the whole ANNIYAN is three words Amazing, Breathtaking and VIKRAM.

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