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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Imported fighters as well as martial artists from all over the state were used in the multi-opponent fight scene. 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

Nandini: Remo, I'm afraid I can't like you any more!
Remo: But, why?
Nandini: Because you aren't real. You're just another part of Ambi living in him.
Remo: Who do you like then?
[style's Remo's hair up like Ambi's hair]
Remo: [looks in the mirror] You like Ambi?
Nandini: Yes. Please, leave me alone and don't come back!
Remo: You... you can't do this to me! I'm hurting! Hurting inside!
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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 Ready (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Remo
Sung by Nakul and G. V. Prakash Kumar
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Don't expect anything outstanding and enjoy this Indian clone
5 July 2006 | by evflcdSee all my reviews

One of the biggest flaws in this movie concerns the same thing that Shankar actually got right during Boys. In Boys, 99% of the characters were new entrants and unknowns and were thus were very realistic and highly effective in their roles. However, in Anniyan, every villain, every common bad guy and every misc character were played by big leaguers who would have been familiar for the zillionth time. A coupla comedians play bad guys and are extremely ineffective in that role and difficult to take seriously. Thus the elements of shock normally present in a Shankar flick do not exist in Anniyan. The second biggest flaw is the overuse of really bad CGI, cheap gimmickry and too many references to the internet. Third, too many movies have been copied and the remakes of the scenes look utterly stupid. This movie has obviously been formulated and engineered to rake in money at the box office without actually offering anything amazing or worthy.


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