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A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

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Cast

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Veeraiya (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
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Ragini Subramaniam (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Dev Prakash Subramaniam (as Prithviraj)
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Vennila
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Singarasan
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Gyanaprakasam
Munna ...
Sakkarai
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Hemanth Shankar
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Annam
Vaiyapuri ...
Raasathi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aditya ...
Tippu

Directed by

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Mani Ratnam

Written by

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Mani Ratnam ... (story)
 
Mani Ratnam ... ()
 
Suhasini ... (dialogue)

Produced by

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Bejoy Nambiar ... line producer
Mahesh Ramanathan ... co-producer
Mani Ratnam ... producer
Sharada Trilok ... producer
Krupasagar Sridharan ... line producer (uncredited)

Music by

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A.R. Rahman ... (music)

Cinematography by

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Manikandan ... director of photography
Santosh Sivan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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A. Sreekar Prasad

Editorial Department

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Vasudevan Kothandath ... digital intermediate editor

Production Design by

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Samir Chanda

Art Direction by

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Samir Chanda

Costume Design by

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Sabyasachi Mukherji

Production Management

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Kasim Bhatt ... production manager: India

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karan Kapadia ... first assistant director
Ashwin Mani ... second assistant director
Kharabela Mohapatra ... assistant director
Shalini Shankar ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Kannan Ganpat ... sound mixer
Tapas Nayak ... sound editor (as Tappas Nayak)

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Nitin Jadhav ... digital compositor
Kotamraju Karthik ... compositor: opening sequence
Ken Metzker ... lead digital intermediate colourist
Achal Muchhala ... digital compositor: Reliance MediaWorks Ltd.
Himesh Nagda ... line producer: vfx
Avadhut Nerurkar ... render wrangler/render support: VFX
Rajiv Raghunathan ... digital intermediate production head

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Peter Hein ... action coordinator
Sham Kaushal ... action coordinator (as Shyam Kaushal)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ganesh S. Hegde ... gaffer
Sojan ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eka Lakhani ... assistant costume designer
Bibi Zeeba Miraie ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak ... additional programmer: songs (as Deepak P.A.) / musician (as Deepak P.A.) / recording engineer (as Deepak P.A.) / song mixer (as Deepak P.A.)
Benny Dayal ... playback singer
Karthik ... playback singer
R. Nitish Kumar ... music recording engineer
Mustafa Kutoane ... playback singer
Shankar Mahadevan ... playback singer
Vijay Prakash ... playback singer
A.R. Rahman ... playback singer
Keerthi Sagathia ... playback singer (as Kirti Sagathia)
Anuradha Sriram ... playback singer
Vairamuthu ... lyrics
Srinidhi Venkatesh ... sound engineer

Other crew

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Ganesh Acharya ... choreographer
Astaad Deboo ... choreographer: tandav dance
Brinda Master ... choreographer (as Brinda)
Soumya Ranjan ... dailies colourist
Dhairya Roy ... international distribution
Shobana ... choreographer

Thanks

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Siva Ananth ... thanks (as A. Sivakumar)
Vijay Sureshkumar ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Dev Prakash Subramaniam is assigned the task of apprehending a bandit, Veeraiya, and accordingly re-locates with his wife, Ragini. Shortly thereafter, while investigating another matter, he will be notified that his wife has been abducted by Veeraiya. He, in the company of several well-armed policemen, and guided by a forest guard, will relentlessly pursue this elusive bandit who is both revered and feared by the local residents; while Ragini will find out the real reason behind her abduction. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines Ten Heads. Ten Minds. A Hundred Voices. One man. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Villain (India, Telugu title)
  • Демон (Russia)
Runtime
  • 128 min
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Budget INR550,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The opening lines of the song "Ranjha Ranjha" is adapted from Sufi poet Baba Bulleh Shah's "Ranjha Ranjha Kardi". See more »
Movie Connections Alternate-language version of Raavan (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Veera See more »

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