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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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
Vijay Vasanth ...
Paneerselvam
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Riya's Fiance (as T.M. Karthik Srinivasan)
Uma Pathmanabhan ...
Venkat's mother
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Librarian Bose
Shanmuga Sundharam ...
Education Minister
Ajay Ratnam ...
Panchavan Parivendan's Father
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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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INR 600,000,000 (estimated)
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It is an official remake of three idiots the most successful film in Hindi industry See more »

Goofs

As per the date shown in the college blackboards the time line of the flashback period should be between 1998 and 2002. When Pari uses computer to change words in Srivatsan's speech for Teachers Day, the screen shots clearly show its Windows 7. Windows 7 was only released in 2009. See more »

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Remake of 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

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Irukaanaa
Written by: Pa. Vijay
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan
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Gr8 masterpiece for tamil audience!!
15 January 2012 | by (india) – See all my reviews

First thing, I am not a vijay fan!!!Please stop comparing the Hindi version with Tamil version! If u are there to compare then it is your mistake in going to the movie.Hats off to the entire team for bringing out a great, colorful movie for Tamil audience. And regarding the performances,it is easy to comment from here. But to say the truth really an excellent job from all the actors.I feel only a director like shankar cud have done this remake so colorfully ,bringing out the best from everyone..Though it is a frame by frame remake,there isn't a single scene which makes you bore.vijay, you are great!!!! If he has copied the style of aamir khan,people would have said easily that vijay has imitated aamir.But he has tried the role in his own style suiting the Tamil audience. For those who have watched it already, you ll be eager to relate scenes and you ll find it interesting.And for freshers, this is a real treat for you. Finally to conclude, this nanban is a masterpiece and will surely remain in the hearts of everyone!!! All is well!!


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