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).
The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, embarrassing those who stood over his family. But when the opportunity arrives, his nemesis plots to ruin his happy family
U.S.-based Bio-technologist, Govind K. Somaiyya, narrates from a stadium a tale of religious conflict in India - even before the appearance of Jesus and Allah. This conflict was between worshipers of Bhagwan Shri Shiv and Bhagwan Shri Vishnu - with devotees of the latter being put to death. Now in post-9/11 era President George W. Bush invests heavily in biological research but things get out of control when a vial containing a deadly chemical is inadvertently dispatched via courier to Tamil Nadu, India. In order to retrieve it, Govind must face heavy odds, including a deadly CIA Agent, Chris Fletcher; a killer named Jasmine; RAW Officer Pranab Kundu, as well as a martial-arts artist from Tokyo. Written by
The film was originally meant to release on August 12 2006, but was delayed by six months to release on April 14 2007 - an auspicious date, being the Tamil New Year's Day. Unfortunately, the release was delayed further and the film was tentatively scheduled to release on February 15, 2008. Then legal wrangles forced the film to be postponed a further four months. See more »
In the scene where Avatar Singh and Govindarajan are in the lift, Avatar Singh is seen to be leaving first while Govindarajan pretends to talk on his cellphone. If one looks closely, Govindarajan is holding his Nokia 3310 the wrong way - the screen is visible toward the camera. Possibly intended. See more »
First, I am a huge Kamal Haasan fan. But that when I say this movie great, me being a fan has nothing to do with it. This is one hugely compelling thriller. The screenplay is so taut and beautifully tied together, you sit engaged for over three hours. Not knowing that time is flying by. But K.S.Ravikumar's direction and the special effects, save for the climatic tsunami scene, fall way over the mark. In some scenes Ravikumar's choice of shots and scene design are quite appalling. But he does a competent job. But his lack of command of cinematic technique shows through. In my opinion, what this film needed was a director of the caliber of someone such as Steven Spielberg. In other words, a natural with an uncanny film sense, could lift this material. Just like Spielberg lifted Raiders of the Lost Ark to 'classic' status. K.S.Ravikumar treats this like an ordinary masala flick. So the direction is flat and uninteresting. He fails to 'interpret' the script. And that is where this film falls short of international standards. But most Indian audiences don't understand film technique anyway. They confuse it with cinematography. All they understand is acting and story. And in these two departments, Kamal Haasan excels. I think the responsibility was too much. Otherwise he would have directed it himself. Making it a much better movie. Nevertheless, this is an excellent watch. Highly recommended. Way better than the moronic Sivaji.
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