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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.

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S. Shankar

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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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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Gemini Film Circuit See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It is an official remake of three idiots the most successful film in Hindi industry See more »

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In the 3 idiots' final year at IEC in 2002, Ria shows them a YouTube video. Ironically, the video-sharing site was launched only in 2005. See more »

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Irukaanaa
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Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan
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A Poignant Movie by Vijay after a long time
14 January 2012 | by rocky2689See all my reviews

There were many apprehensions when everyone heard vijay will be doing the role made famous by Amir Khan. At the end, everyone who watched the movie realized that shankar was spot on with his castings. The same goes for Jiva, Srikanth, Sathyaraj and the rest of the cast. The story basically revolves around Pari(vijay) and how he transforms the lives of his friends senthil(jiva) and venkat(srikanth) and disappears after their college graduation. The two friends along with one of their old college mate, who has his own set of intentions, set on a journey to find Pari. Ileana, sathyaraj and sathyan all have done a neat job. The dialogues by Madhan Karky really standout and is almost flawless. Harris Jeyraj music may not be liked by all, but he has done a commendable job in satisfying a majority of the audience.

The bottom line is Shankar-Vijay combo has come out with this year's first blockbuster and make sure you watch it in Theaters.


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