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(2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 14 January 2015 (India)
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A simple body builder's life took an unexpected turn when he became a model by his beloved . When five men made his life 'better from hell' then story proceeds by how a disabled man took revenge from them in a very gore ways.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

A.N. Balakrishnan (dialogue), Swanand Kirkire (hindi dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikram ... Lingesan (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Amy Jackson ... Diya
Suresh Gopi ... Doctor Vasudev
Upen Patel ... John
Santhanam ... Gym Babu
Ramkumar Ganesan Ramkumar Ganesan ... Businessman
Powerstar Srinivasan Powerstar Srinivasan ... Keerthivasan
Mohan Kapoor ... Ad Director
Ojas Rajani Ojas Rajani ... Osma Jasmine
Syed Siddiq Syed Siddiq ... Body Builder
Sajid Bubere Sajid Bubere
Kamaraj Kamaraj ... Body Builder
Alfred Hsing ... Fighter
Sarath Kumar ... Self
Shelley Marshall Shelley Marshall ... Dancer / Aerialist
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Storyline

A top shot model Diya (Amy Jackson) falls in love with Mr. Tamil Nadu Lingesan (Vikram), and together they become the most wanted model pair in the country. When Lingesan rejects an advertisement of a wealthy businessman (Ramkumar), who gave him the big break into ad world, he plans revenge against him. Now, he is joined by a greedy model (Upen Patel), lusty doctor (Suresh Gopi) and a trans-gender stylist who are out to cause massive damage to Lingesan's life which is worse than death. The rest of the story is how Lingesan takes revenge against these powerful people in the society. Written by Ravi

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Will see you this Pongal...

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

The weight transformations Vikram had to endure for this film are considered extreme. From his usual 95 kgs, Vikram had to go down to his all-time lowest 40 kgs, risking his health and life at this point for the hunchback portions which consisted of about half of the film's run-time. After that, he had to quickly put on thrice that weight and reached 120 kgs, his all-time heaviest, for the "Ennodu Nee Irunthaal" song where he comes as a werewolf. For this role, director Shankar as well as many other technicians in the making video of the film released during the audio launch said that Vikram had to isolate himself from his family and society in general for almost a year due to these drastic transformations. See more »

Goofs

The lead villain is earlier against the male model character for eyeing the lead female. Then later in the film, the model turns against the lead male as he loses the lead female to him. For the same reason, the lead villain joins hands with the model without any sort of hatred depicted as earlier. See more »

Quotes

Lingesan: Worse than that!
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Crazy Credits

The track Ennodu Nee Irundhal (Reprise version) was played in the background during the credits and the screen showed a positive climax of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove moments of strong violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

Connections

References Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Tum Todo Naa (Female version)
(Hindi)
Written by Irshad Kamil
Performed by Bela Shende & Ash King
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(Overrated I) Watch it only for Vikram!
20 January 2015 | by tylddnSee all my reviews

Prior to the release, the movie had immaculate hype for an "international quality" story line. Both from the director and the lead actor.

Vikram quoted this as his dream role and the best one he has done yet. The actor has put a lot of effort into the role, with not only the body transformations, but also with the incredible acting. But the real question is, was the story worth it? To me it's a NO!

Pithamagan, Sethu and Anniyan still stay to be the best of Vikram.

The story is something any 10 year old could guess.

STORY: A body builder and gym owner (Vikram) meets his crush, a TV model on a shooting set. Through a series of events Vikram is made to be a model by Amy. They eventually get into a relationship and become top models. Leading to jealousy and animosity, among the villains. There after it is a usual revenge story. Bad guy loses - good guy wins.

The movie has a lot of plot holes or should i say, factual errors. Mostly on the revenge methods.

MUSIC: AR Rahman fails in this one with his poor background score. No songs in the movie gets the fans dancing. But ARR saves his name with "Ennodu Nee Irundhaal" song, which is absolutely breath taking.

Cinematography: PC Shriram, nothing more to be said. The visuals from China are more than enough to show what the man is capable of. Brilliant.

Make UP & Art: Absolutely brilliant. 10/10.

In an interview Shankar, describes himself as "never disappoints". Sorry sir, but after watching films like Anniyan and Mudhalvan, you certainly did disappoint us.

The movie "I" is technically brilliant, but intellectually stupid.

A word to Shankar sir before your next movie, i understand your urge to take Indian cinema to the next level but please there is more to cinema than just graphics, it's called story and that is something you know better than any of us.

Please sir, we miss intelligent flicks like Mudhalvan and Anniyan.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 January 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Shankar's I See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$771,312, 18 January 2015

Gross USA:

$1,449,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,200,113
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aascar Film P. See more »
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Dolby Atmos (Westrex Recording System)| Auro 11.1 (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color
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