10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

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Cast

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Panchavan Parivendhan / Kosaksi Pasapugazh (as 'Ilayathalapathi' Vijay)
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Sevalkodi Senthil
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Riya
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Virumandi Santhanam
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Srivatsan
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Venkat's father (as Narein)
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Panchavan Parivendan
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Paneerselvam
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Virus's assistant
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Two buddies Venkatramakrishnan and Sevalkodi Senthil set out in search of their long lost friend Panchavan Parivendan aka Pari. They have a nerd Srivatsan for company and through intermittent flashbacks we are told that Pari, a bright, yet free-spirited student, who through his charisma is able to convince his two friends to think for themselves, follow their heart and take challenges with a positive attitude chanting his mantra: all is well. Pari wants to change the education system and often lock horns with Professor Virumandi Santhanam the Principal whose says: "Life is a race - Run Run Run". He wins the heart of Virumandi's daughter Riya and the film is about his journey. Written by Captain

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12 January 2012 (India)  »

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Nanban: Mon Pote  »

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INR 600,000,000 (estimated)
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As of its release, Nanban holds the record for highest number of shows in a single day at Mayajaal multiplex in Chennai. See more »

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During the final portion, Srivatsan is seen with a file and a mobile phone. But when he undresses his pant to ask sorry to Pasapugazh, both the file and the phone is not visible and he is seen with free hands. See more »

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Remake of 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

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En Friend Pola
Written by: Viveka
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Krish Lewis and Suchith Suresan
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Too Good to Miss
15 January 2012 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

Nanban, as all know is the remake of 3 idiots. Though it is a frame to frame remake, Shankar the man with Midas touch has seen that the movie's charm is not lost at any part of the movie. You don't even feel the movie is 3hrs 10 minutes. Vijay carries it all with so much charisma.Full justice done to Aamir Khan's role. His energy, his charm, his youth perfectly fits the bill. He is so adorable and a delight to watch. Jiiva and Srikanth also as the 2 pillars supporting him have done their characters so nicely. Sathyaraj, Srivatsan sorry Sathyan, SJ Surya also have nothing to be complained of, PERFECT CASTING. Ileana is an eye- candy and carries that oomph character. The scene where she enters the hostel drunk is such a roar. Songs are 1000 times better than 3 idiots. What picturisation of En frienda pola yaaru machaan. Asku Laska is the best number in the album. A real treat to the eyes and ears. Buckingham locale was awesome. Aalap Raju's Endhan kan munne song totally rocks emotionally. Irukaanaa is a peppy number and VJ proves nobody can beat him in his dance moves. Heartiley battery is another youthful song and with all those huge lips, lorry caps, huge biceps were different and shows Shankar is Shankar. Overall, don't miss Nanban even if you have watched 3 idiots. Shankar has recreated magic once again and Vijay is a total stunner. Nanban rocks big time. ALL IZZ WELL....


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