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Nanban (2012)

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10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

Rajkumar Hirani (screenplay), Abhijat Joshi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Panchavan Parivendhan / Kosaksi Pasapugazh (as 'Ilayathalapathi' Vijay)
Jiiva ... Sevalkodi Senthil
Srikanth Srikanth ... Venkat Ramakrishnan
Ileana D'Cruz ... Riya
Sathyaraj ... Virumandi Santhanam
Sathyan ... Srivatsan
Aadukalam Naren ... Venkat's father (as Narein)
S.J. Surya ... Panchavan Parivendan
Vijay Vasanth Vijay Vasanth ... Paneerselvam
T.M. Karthik T.M. Karthik ... Riya's Fiance (as T.M. Karthik Srinivasan)
Uma Pathmanabhan Uma Pathmanabhan ... Venkat's mother
Manobala ... Librarian Bose
Shanmuga Sundharam Shanmuga Sundharam ... Education Minister
Ajay Ratnam Ajay Ratnam ... Panchavan Parivendan's Father
Indrans ... Virus's assistant
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Storyline

Two buddies Venkatramakrishnan and Sevalkodi Senthil set out in search of their long lost friend Panchavan Parivendan aka Pari. They have a nerd Srivatsan for company and through intermittent flashbacks we are told that Pari, a bright, yet free-spirited student, who through his charisma is able to convince his two friends to think for themselves, follow their heart and take challenges with a positive attitude chanting his mantra: all is well. Pari wants to change the education system and often lock horns with Professor Virumandi Santhanam the Principal whose says: "Life is a race - Run Run Run". He wins the heart of Virumandi's daughter Riya and the film is about his journey. Written by Captain

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Follow excellence,Success will chase you... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

12 January 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Andaman Islands, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,680,000,000, 1 May 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gemini Film Circuit See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

T.R. Silambarasan was considered for the role which went to Jiiva. See more »

Goofs

During the final portion, Srivatsan is seen with a file and a mobile phone. But when he undresses his pant to ask sorry to Pasapugazh, both the file and the phone is not visible and he is seen with free hands. See more »

Connections

Remake of 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Endhan Kann Munnae
Written by: Madhan Karky
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Aalap Raju
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Good Remake
15 January 2012 | by Anantha KumarSee all my reviews

I watched the Hindi version of this film 5 times, as I'm a crazy on the novel "Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT!", and "Nanban" was an exact resemblance of "3 Idiots", with an added song.

Found very hard to got a ticket, even in the second day!! (Mentioning this as the film was released in more than 15 theaters in Chennai)

Casting and acting were superb, and none would have seen such an acting from our "Ilaya Thalabathy" Vijay, with Srikanth, Sathyan and Jeeva.

"Aska Laska" song was catchy among others. Another combination of Shankar and Harris Jeyaraj has worked out very well.

A different Shankar's film, compared to his other films with technical boons, like with Enthiran, Boys.

"Nanban" -- A good film.


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