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Iruvar (1997)

The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment.

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Mani Ratnam

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ... Anand (Anandan)
Prakash Raj ... Tamil Selvam (Tamilzhchelvan) (as Prakashraj)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Kalpana / Pushpa (as Aishwarya Rai)
Gautami ... Ramani
Tabu ... Selvam's lover
Revathy ... Selvam's wife
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Umakant Rai Umakant Rai
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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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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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Madras Talkies See more »
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4:3
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Although this film was a box office failure, it is remembered as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's acting debut. See more »

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Performed by Arvind Swamy
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Music by A.R. Rahman
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Gem in Mohanlal's Career
19 July 2010 | by sachu44See all my reviews

Its the debut movie of Beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachan...She is lucky to co-star with the legend Mohanlal.Mohanlal teamed with Mani Ratnam for the first time to make this majestic movie.Mani was forced to cut many scenes from the movie due to some protests from political parties,which badly affects the movie..but still its a class one.Mohanlal was excellent in the role of M.G.Ramachandran,wonder why he didn't get the national award for this movie,but he won South Indian Film Fare Best Actor award..Its one of Prakash Raj's earlier movies and he was awesome!..this one is his best performance and he won Best-supporting actor.Only Mani Ratnam can make such classic..Its a masterpiece movie in all sense....acting..direction..script..cinematography.

Its surely one the must-see movies before you die.


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