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Uttama Villain (2015)

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Manoranjan, a superstar, is counting his last days due to brain tumor. How he goes about his final wish of doing a comedy film with his mentor Margadarsi forms the crux of the story.

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Ramesh Aravind

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (story and screenplay), Crazy Mohan (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Uthaman / Manoranjan
K. Balachander ... Marghadarsi
K. Viswanath ... Poornachandra Rao (as K. Vishwanath)
Nassar ... Muttharasan (as Nasser)
Jayaram ... Jacob Zachariah
Urvashi ... Varalakshmi
Pooja Kumar ... Karpagavalli
Andrea Jeremiah ... Dr.Arpana
Parvathy ... Manonmani (as Parvathi Menon)
Parvathy Nair ... Indira
M.S. Bhaskar ... Chokku Chettiar
Chitra Lakshmanan ... Lakshmanan
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... (as Anant Mahadevan)
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Minister
Gnanasambandam ... Minister
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Storyline

Manoranjan (Kamal Haasan) is a superstar, who realizes that he is counting his final days due to brain tumor. So he suddenly decides to return the advance taken from a producer and instead he wants to do a comedy film with his mentor and guru Margadarsi (K Balachandar) as his final wish. This is big news that comes as a shock to everyone including his family and manager. How Manoranjan goes about it, forms the rest of the story. Written by Surya Kumar

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

2 May 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honest Villain See more »

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Auro 11.1

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Veteran director K. Balachandar plays an important role in the film. See more »

Quotes

Uthaman: [last dialog] Is there a bigger sadness than the boon of immortality. Is there anyone who wants to hear an endless story?
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If it fails, I will definitely say ,"The movie was ahead of its time"
2 May 2015 | by raj040492See all my reviews

Mix a dance form from Kerala, with a parallel storyline on life and death with a legendary director and an equally legendary actor portraying the same on screen and sprinkle few other well known names. The result would look something like the now released Uthama Villain (villain mean archer and not antagonist and thus no tax- issues there).

Storyline: An actor attempts to make his magnum opus when his clock starts ticking.

Very few know that Tarantino's inspiration for the manga comic parts ,in Kill Bill, is Kamal hassan's Alavandhan. Such is KH's talent (acting among many others) that any movie goer will follow Sivaji Ganesan's name with none other than KH himself. This time around too he has done what he usually does best: Experimentation.

This is a rare movie where every cast (despite being such a star studded ensemble cast) is given a sizable role and none of them is there for sake of screen filling.

Several sub-textual beauties (like comparison between a dying person and an immortal in parallel stories) including plenty of wordplay makes it a repeat watch just to make sure that you didn't miss anything during the first time.

After Aayirathil Oruvan, this movie contains an abundance of pure tamil with some Telugu and Malayalam (no subtitles) to show the diversity of an actor's life. So, non-tamils please beware and don't complain later.

If my prediction pans out to be right (and I am not a astrologer by the way), then Uthama Villain might turn out to be another Virumandi or Kurudhi Punal (not received well but will treated as a gem when looked back).Slight slag can be felt in the second half's first half.


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