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Anniyan (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 10 June 2005 (India)
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Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

Gopal Ram (hindi dialogue), S. Shankar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikram ... Ambi / Remo / Anniyan (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Sada ... Nandini
Prakash Raj ... Officer Prabhakar
Vivek ... Chari
Nedumudi Venu ... Parthasarathy Iyengar
Nassar ... Psychiatrist (as Nasser)
Kalabhavan Mani ... House Owner
Cochin Hanifa ... The Person Who Stops His New Car
Saurabh Shukla ... Break Company Owner
Charlie ... Wastrel
Sriranjani Sriranjani ... Nandhini's mother
Mohan Vaidya Mohan Vaidya ... Krishna Iyengar
Manobala ... TTR
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Chockalingam
Amarasigamani Amarasigamani ... Police
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Storyline

Ambi is a meek lawyer, who wishes to change the society. But, because of his oft-repeated concern, people don't take him seriously. Besides, Nandini, the girl whom he loves, also rejects her because of this. This makes Ambi shattered, not before he encounters a website Aparichit.com, visiting which creates an alter ego inside Ambi's mind. For the girl he loves, he becomes a supermodel named Remo, and for the entire nation, to reform it, he becomes a vigilante named Aparichit, who not only teaches people the importance of following the rules, but also punishes them if they don't follow. Written by Prashast Singh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Stranger See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | French | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 570,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vikram described his role in Anniyan as the most difficult one of his career. See more »

Goofs

In a moving train, lights from outside the train are supposed to move through a compartment but here, during the journey to the festival, the lights just appear and disappear as if they are being switched on and off. See more »

Quotes

Ambi: Money isn't everything. Good people should get justice.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title in the film is shown as Aparichit - The Stranger. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's Hindi DVD version doesn't contain the "Iyengaar Ghar Ki" song, while it exists in the soundtrack of the film. Whether the theatrical print contained the song or not is unknown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Amma Kanakku (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Chori Hai
(Hindi)
Produced by Harris Jayaraj
written by Mehboob
performed by Krishnakumar Kunnath & Shreya Ghoshal
Music label: Venus
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The movie that will move you in every scene
17 August 2008 | by abhijit-x-bhattacharyaSee all my reviews

If you do not know Tamil (just like I don't) then watch the DVD version of ANNIYAN with subtitles (not the Hindi version). You will be proud to find that the best movies in the world are Indian movies (I will learn Tamil just to watch its movies). Roles were challenging but acting/performance was great too. Direction qualifies for a new degree after good better and best. Comedy has good timing and morals delivered are clear. I have been humming the songs specially - Iyengar Vittu Adege with out really knowing what the lyrics means. Actions were well shown and well place in the movie. The scenes were so well placed. Music was super. This is a art, classic, action, science, romance, thriller, drama. A movie does not get better than this.


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