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Three friends and the successes achieved in their afterlife, due to one of their extraordinary friend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay ...
Panchavan Parivendhan / Kosaksi Pasapugazh (as 'Ilayathalapathi' Vijay)
Jiiva ...
Sevalkodi Senthil
Srikanth ...
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Riya
Satyaraj ...
Virumandi Santhanam
Sathyan ...
Srivatsan
Aadukalam Naren ...
Venkat's father (as Narein)
Surya S.J. ...
Panchavan Parivendan
Vijay Vasanth ...
Paneerselvam
T.M. Karthik ...
Riya's Fiance (as T.M. Karthik Srinivasan)
Uma Pathmanabhan ...
Venkat's mother
Manobala ...
Librarian Bose
Shanmuga Sundharam ...
Education Minister
Ajay Ratnam ...
Panchavan Parivendan's Father
Indrans ...
Virus's assistant
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Nanban: Mon Pote  »

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INR 600,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Song "Askku Laska" video has been inspired by Director Shanker's previous hit song videos, like Knaanam Knaanam Nokia from Anniyan, Sahana from Sivaji and Anda Kaaka konda Kari from Anniyan. See more »

Goofs

iPads are shown being used in the year 2008, when they did not even exist. The Apple product was introduced in 2010. See more »

Connections

Remake of 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

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Nalla Nanban
Written by: Na. Muthukumar
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Ramakrishnan Murthy
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Vijay returns with good performance ...this pongal all is well
15 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Nanban:great movie:) :) after a long time impressed with vijay's performance and the credit should go to shankar for adopting a remake film to such a extent.Though i have seen 3 idiots over 100 times i don't wish to underrate nanban as it really lived up to the original...everyone did their roles neatly .thanks to shankar for reproducing the magic of 3 idiots for Tamil audiences.this film will be treat for those who have not seen 3 idiots.this is specially for Tamil audiences.i have rated this movie 9 stars for shankar's direction,vijay's much better performance,especially srikanth and for bringing the 3 idiots magic to a negligible level.vijay,sathyaraj and sathyan performance can never be equalled with original actors they were natural and at their best so i have not given the whole 10 stars FOR VIJAY HATERS(including me): Aamir khan and boman irani's performance can never be recreated.but vijay done a good job and i felt he has done his best in nanban...so this time we don't have any chances to disrespect him. All Izz Well...


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