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Iruvar (1997)

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A struggling actor and a writer-politician become friends as young men and rise to great heights in cinema and politics respectively. But when both become contenders for the top political post in the state, a rift develops between them.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (screenplay), Mani Ratnam (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Anand (Anandan)
Prakash Raj ... Tamil Selvam (Tamilzhchelvan) (as Prakashraj)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Kalpana / Pushpa (as Aishwarya Rai)
Gautami ... Ramani
Tabu ... Selvam's lover
Revathi ... Selvam's wife (as Revathy)
Nassar ... Anna Durai (the party leader) (as Nasser)
Madhoo ... Special Appearance (Song "Narumugaiye") (as Madhubala)
Ravi Ravi ... Ramani's manager
Rajesh Rajesh ... Party functionary
Delhi Ganesh ... Anandan's helper
Sunder Rajan Sunder Rajan ... Police Commissioner
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Storyline

A struggling actor Anandam (Mohanlal) is befriended by up and coming grassroots leader and scriptwriter Tamilchelvam (Prakashraj). As Anandam grows in popularity, he becomes an important tool for the Tamilchelvam and his party in wooing the public. After the death of the party leader Annadurai (Nasser), both protagonists find themselves in candidacy for the top spot, the schism is inevitable. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Biography | Drama

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The initial working title of the film was called Anandan. It was changed to Iruvar later on. See more »

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Performed by Rajagopal and Harini
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Music by A.R. Rahman
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19 February 2011 | by rejathSee all my reviews

Undoubtedly the best movie i have ever watched. Mani Ratnam, Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, A R Rahman & Santosh Sivan at their best. Mohanlals act in this film is a guide for all budding actors. The soundtrack of the film is amazing. Every shot of this masterpiece looks like picture postcards. Thanks to Santosh Sivan. I don't mind watching this film a hundred times. Iruvar is Aiswarya Rai's first film & its definitely her career best film. Mani Ratnam , Mohanlal & Rahman deserved national awards. Its a pity that they were not given national awards.Another thing which surprises me is that the movie was a flop, which is a wonder aspect of Tamil Cinema.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 January 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Duetas See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerala, India See more »

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Production Co:

Madras Talkies See more »
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DTS

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4:3
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