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Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 14 January 2003 (India)
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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), Kamal Haasan (story) | 1 more credit »
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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

Evocative and provocative, this masterfully crafted relationship drama tells the story of a series of comic events that occur when Nalla Sivam (Kamal Haasan) a wise-cracking, handicapped communist and Anbarasu (R. Madhavan), an arrogant young advertisement filmmaker who favors capitalism meet. They get stuck with each other on their problem-filled trip from Bhubaneswar to Chennai, giving them a unique opportunity to explore each other's belief system. Themes such as globalization, financial disparity and compassion in present-day India are explored around the two protagonists, while they also find how deeply interconnected their lives are. Written by Santhosh

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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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DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Kamal hassan was wearing real power glasses for the film. To nullify the power of the glasses, he was wearing a contact lens of the exact negative power. 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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A movie worth seeing...
21 September 2007 | by stivaSee all my reviews

A movie of the millennium, I would say that had come from Tamil Film Industry. The environment suited well for this movie. Kamal Hassan was exceptional in acting as usual. Nevertheless, Madhavan did well too. There is no hero in this movie. Only characters. The movie has a strong message to audience. A very good message. It teaches a valuable lesson. It explains what really God is and the true meaning life.

The script and screenplay are awesome. There are some humor scenes. That fight could have been avoided. The theme song was really awesome. The song touched me very much. The music was awesome too. Other songs are good too, but not needed.

Kama Hassan has given an excellent movie. Hats off to Kamal Hassan...

Watch this movie. Learn the true meaning of life. You won't regret it. It's worth it.

I give this movie a 9 out of 10. That one mark was removed for that fight.

4 for the story... 2 for performance... 2 for theme song... 1 for other songs...

Total, 9/10...


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