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Ethir Neechal (2013)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sivakarthikeyan ... Harish / Kunjithapatham (as Siva Karthikeyan)
Priya Anand ... Geetha
Nandita Shwetha ... Valli (as Nandita)
Sharath Lohitashwa ... Valli's Father
Sathish ... Peter (as Satish)
V. Jayaprakash ... Coach Prakash
Ravi Prakash ... Coach Raja Singh
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Nithya Sree Nithya Sree ... Geetha's Friend
Swaminathan Swaminathan ... Paavadai Saamy
Manobala ... Astrologer Gunasekhar
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... Kunjithapatham's Manager (as Madan Bob)
Sivakumar Sivakumar ... Kunjithapatham's Father
Surekha Vani Surekha Vani ... Kunjithapatham's Mother
Aarthi Aarthi ... Geetha's Friend


Kunchithapatham's unique name becomes the butt of joke and ridicule for others. He relates his failures to his name and wants to change it. He meets an astrologer who is popular in giving fancy names that could bring luck to people. His named his changed to Harish and soon after his luck changes. Written by Nimal S

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Release Date:

1 May 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Против течения See more »


Box Office


INR 40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 116,000,000 (India), 8 May 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 500,000,000
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Wunderbar Films See more »
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cliché but entertaining

Sivakarthikeyan is taking up same kind of roles in all his movie.Double meaning dialog. throughout the movie make the U certification worthless. second half looks more like another separate movie and does not fit at all.The marathon scenes could have been better and it looks like there is no competition for the hero. Music and background score by Anirudh is awesome. HE is the real and one and only winner in this movie. Guest appearance by Dhanush and Nayantara is Appreciatable. Cinematography is good but editing is average. The movie feels lengthy.

Overall the movie is entertaining but not worth the money you spend on it. So wait until the release of DVD's.

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