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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:

He who comes from hell... is not afraid of hot ashes! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first Indian movie to be dubbed into French. Columbia Tristar bought the dubbing rights for broadcast in French-speaking nations. See more »

Goofs

While interrogating Ambi, Prabhakar stabs him in his hand with a big needle. But when Ambi is seen pleading to him, no such injury is visible on his hand. See more »

Quotes

Journalist: Such a large punishment for such a small sin?
Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: [as anniyan] As if sin come like a Banyan, in small, medium, large, extra large, sizes?
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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

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Andakaka Kaaka
Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Jassie Gift, Krishnakumar Kunnath, Saindhavi and Shreya Ghoshal
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A-m-a-z-i-n-g-!
21 June 2005 | by sinth1000See all my reviews

This is a film that should, sorry will, change the face of Tamil cinema forever. It is amazing, amusing and astounding to watch and her and anyone who says different may need to watch the film again properly and look at the hard work, groundbreaking(for Tamil cinema)visuals, and fantastic songs that is in this film. It is watchable enough for VIKRAM'S performance alone, but Vivek's hilarious comedy and one-liners, Harris Jeyraj's great songs and amazing sets and location make this film a must-see for all Tamil cinema lovers. The highlight of the film is the last 23 minutes, these minutes alone should entice even a cinema goer not a fan of VIKRAM or Shankar to go and see the film at least once more. On the whole ANNIYAN is three words Amazing, Breathtaking and VIKRAM.


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