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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie also borrows a story to Brad Pitt's movie "Se7en", which has a similar plot of serial killer punishing habitual sinners See more »

Goofs

Ambi, who always talks so much about rules, doesn't wear a helmet. See more »

Quotes

Chari: You have to kiss her.
Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: Kiss? Me?
Chari: Yes, you! For all this do you expect to bring Kamal Hassan?
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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 Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) 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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Extraordinary viewing experience
26 June 2005 | by easwaran_nSee all my reviews

Extrodinay Viewing experience. very good movie Vikram's acting excellent Must watch on a theatre!!! Advise don't watch on VCD, will spoil the effect. Bit slow in the first half and some times make the viewer think a bit. Prakashraj's mufti useless and Vivek's comedy good and enjoyable Shankar's direction good. song scenes are good but not in line with the story, seems to be created for masala lovers. Should have given more stress to the art part of the movie. Not suitable for any international nominations as some of the scenes are not very logical. good story line much much better than chandramukhi all in all a very good movie


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