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Anbe Sivam (2003)

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Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

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Sundar C.

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (screenplay), Madan (dialogue) (as Madhan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Nallasivam
Madhavan ... Anbarasu (A Aras)
Kiran Rathod ... Balasaraswathi
Nassar ... Kandasamy Padayachi (as Nasser)
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Kandasamy assistant
Uma Riyaz Khan ... Mehrunnissa
Yugi Sethu ... Uthaman
Ilavarasu ... Inspector
Balu Anand Balu Anand ... Ticket checker
Seema ... Bala Mother
R.S. Shivaji ... Station Master
Laxmi Rattan Laxmi Rattan ... Anbarasu Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chelladurai Chelladurai
Hillaary Hillaary
Jacob Jacob
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Storyline

Nallasivam (Kamal Haasan) and Anbarasu (Madhavan) are drawn together by the strings of fate after they come into contact at the Bhuvaneshwar airport. Anbarasu is an advertisement director, while Nallasivam is a trade unionist. Fate entwines their travel plans, and they end up travelling to Chennai together. In the course of their journey, Anbarasu, born with a golden spoon, is touched by the realities of the sufferings of a normal human being when he witnesses the dead and the injured during a train accident, and he volunteers to donate his blood, which is of a very rare group, despite his fear of blood. The flashback of Nallasivam is recounted during one of their journeys. Nallasivam is a communist trade unionist, who fights for higher wages for his comrades. By chance, he falls in love with the daughter Bala (Kiran) of a rich industrialist, Bala's father, Padaiyacchi (Nasser). Due to the opposition, they plan to elope and get married, but unfortunately, Nallasivam meets with an ... Written by Niranjan Venkatraman <v.niranjan@ieee.org>

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

14 January 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bog je ljubav See more »

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Production Co:

Lakshmi Movie Makers See more »
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Remake of Planes , Trains & Automobiles (1987) See more »

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When Kamal shows the phone to Madhavan when he comes to the hotel, he holds the phone upside down. In the next shot (from backside), Kamal holds it the right way up. See more »

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Referenced in Just Maath Maathalli (2010) See more »

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Awesome movie, amazing soundtrack
2 July 2006 | by OdsinghSee all my reviews

I watched the movie because of the stars - Kamal Hasan and Madhavan. I do not understand Tamil, yet the movie has been so well made that at times you do not feel that you need the dialogs.

In brief, the movie shows two extremely different characters who are forced to spend time together due to circumstances.

The movie tends to slow down in the middle, when it goes into the flashback of Kamal Hasan's life. However, for the most part, it is a pretty sensible piece of art - something that is a rarity in Bollywood. The movie could have been shorter - and that is the only complaint that I have. Otherwise, it is a brilliant idea that has been executed to near perfection.

Kamal Hasan - as always - excels. Madhavan is great, too. The music score was really good.

A must see!


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