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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Panchavan Parivendhan / Kosaksi Pasapugazh (as 'Ilayathalapathi' Vijay)
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Riya
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Virumandi Santhanam
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Srivatsan
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Panchavan Parivendan
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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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INR 600,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Shankar assigned 500 painters in-order to paint an entire train for a song sequence and completed the painting work in a single day. See more »

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On the first day at class, the blackboard shows the date as 3/6/98 but when showing the degree certificate of the protagonist, the years of study are mentioned as 1997-2001. See more »

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Remake of 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

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Written by: Madhan Karky
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Aalap Raju
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Good Remake
15 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I watched the Hindi version of this film 5 times, as I'm a crazy on the novel "Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT!", and "Nanban" was an exact resemblance of "3 Idiots", with an added song.

Found very hard to got a ticket, even in the second day!! (Mentioning this as the film was released in more than 15 theaters in Chennai)

Casting and acting were superb, and none would have seen such an acting from our "Ilaya Thalabathy" Vijay, with Srikanth, Sathyan and Jeeva.

"Aska Laska" song was catchy among others. Another combination of Shankar and Harris Jeyaraj has worked out very well.

A different Shankar's film, compared to his other films with technical boons, like with Enthiran, Boys.

"Nanban" -- A good film.


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