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Ram and Janani's three stages of love - their attraction for each other during their school days, their love at college days, and the relationship when they mature.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dhanush ...
Ram
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Janani
Prabhu ...
Ram's father
Bhanupriya ...
Ram's mother
Rohini ...
Janani's mother
Siva Karthikeyan ...
Kumaran
Sunder Ramu ...
Senthil
Badava Gopi ...
Tuition Teacher
Baby Gabriella ...
Janani's Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunita Gogoi ...
Janani's Friend
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The film takes on a journey through the love story of Ram (Dhanush) and Janani (Shruthi) who are 12th standard students and eventually falls in love with each other. As they grow up, so does their affinity for each other, and despite opposition from the elders, they tie the knot. When they start a fresh life, problems start to grow up. Apart from the usual misunderstanding difficulties that newly-married couples would face, this is of a different kind. Ram is forced to take a decision in that problematic situation. What follows is an emotional tale. Written by Captain

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INR 220,000,000 (estimated)
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Director/writer Aishwarya Dhanush revealed that the script was written with Shruti K. Haasan in mind. Initially, Haasan was unavailable and Amala Paul was signed on. After the filming dates were changed, Paul dropped out and Haasan was able to take the role. See more »

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A refreshingly new and successful attempt in Tamil cinema. Highly recommended!
31 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is the first review I am writing, and I wanted to write about this film because it truly impressed me. Here it goes...

Finally, the movie which has created much hype, even without publicity, is here. The movie 3, directed by Aishwarya Dhanush, and starring Dhanush and Shruti Hassan in lead roles, portrays love in three different phases of life - school love, which is thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining; college love, which is realistic, and love after marriage. The film is a full-on love story, backed with a powerful story along with awesome performances and great music.

The movie is about the love and life of Ram(Dhanush), the son of a successful businessman(Prabhu), and Janani(Shruti), the daughter of a middle class parents, who meet in a perfect coincidence - Janani's cycle chain has come down and Ram is stuck up in traffic. Eventually, Ram goes and helps Janani, and this leads to love and marriage. They live a happy and a good life, until tragedy strikes the happily married couple. I do not wish to reveal more, because it would shatter the suspense and I want all of them to experience it on big screen.

First of all, the movie is titled as "3" because it portrays love in 3 phases of life. I was thoroughly satisfied with the movie, and I am left wondering why many people did not like the second half of the movie.

Aishwarya Dhanush has made a brilliant directorial debut with this movie. The way of direction and screenplay is highly impressive. And the bravery in giving this classy script to Tamil audiences also should be appreciated.

The performance by Dhanush is just the BEST, and although the National Award winner has given us great performances, this is his career best, according to me. His path-breaking performance makes the audience laugh and cry in appropriate situations. Shruthi Hassan also makes an impressive performance, and both of them are successful in portraying as school students, college students, and finally married couple. The supporting roles by Shiva Karthikeyan and Sundar are also impressive. The veteran actors Prabhu, Bhanupriya and Rohini also make their presences to be felt with their performances.

The music of the movie by Anirudh needs no introduction. The songs like Why this Kolaveri di? and Po Nee Po, are chartbusters. But the background score should be mentioned. It was highly impressive, and reveals the talent of the debutant composer.

The editing by Kola Baskar and the cinematography by Velraj does not spoil the mood of the film. "3" is also impressive technically. The single fight in the movie makes us believe that Dhanush, even though he is lean, could bash up 10 people. It was highly realistic too.

Overall, "3" should not be missed. It is a refreshingly new attempt in Tamil cinema. Great performances, impressive screenplay ,directing and music makes it a movie to be cherished. I think all people should appreciate for the hard-work of the people involved in the making.

My rating : 9 out of 10.


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