A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice.

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Ambi / Remo / Anniyan (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
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Nandini
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Officer Prabhakar
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Chari
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House Owner
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The Person Who Stops His New Car
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Break Company Owner
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Wastrel
Sriranjani ...
Nandhini's mother
Mohan Vaidya ...
Krishna Iyengar
Shanmugha Rajan ...
Chockalingam
Amarasigamani ...
Police
Shanthi Williams ...
Ambi's Mother
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Ambi is a meek lawyer, who wishes to change the society. But, because of his oft-repeated concern, people don't take him seriously. Besides, Nandini, the girl whom he loves, also rejects her because of this. This makes Ambi shattered, not before he encounters a website Aparichit.com, visiting which creates an alter ego inside Ambi's mind. For the girl he loves, he becomes a supermodel named Remo, and for the entire nation, to reform it, he becomes a vigilante named Aparichit, who not only teaches people the importance of following the rules, but also punishes them if they don't follow. Written by Prashast Singh

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INR 280,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film's highlight is the Thiruvaiyaar music festival. Well known exponents like Kunnakudi R Vaidhyanathan, Sudha Raghunathan and Unnikrishnan appear in the scene, which is a recreation of the real festival. See more »

Goofs

While interrogating Ambi, Prabhakar stabs him in his hand with a big needle. But when Ambi is seen pleading to him, no such injury is visible on his hand. See more »

Quotes

Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: [as anniyan] What are you doing?
Wastrel: Can't you see? I'm resting.
Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: What did you do to need rest?
Wastrel: I got tired from resting and am resting.
Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: Will you do any work if given?
Wastrel: I am in duty now.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title in the film is shown as Aparichit - The Stranger. See more »

Connections

References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaadhal Yaanai
Written by: Na. Muthukumar
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nakhul and Melwyn
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Extraordinary viewing experience
26 June 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Extrodinay Viewing experience. very good movie Vikram's acting excellent Must watch on a theatre!!! Advise don't watch on VCD, will spoil the effect. Bit slow in the first half and some times make the viewer think a bit. Prakashraj's mufti useless and Vivek's comedy good and enjoyable Shankar's direction good. song scenes are good but not in line with the story, seems to be created for masala lovers. Should have given more stress to the art part of the movie. Not suitable for any international nominations as some of the scenes are not very logical. good story line much much better than chandramukhi all in all a very good movie


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