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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.

Director:

Ramesh Aravind

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (story and screenplay), Crazy Mohan (dialogue)
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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 Thiruvothu ... Manonmani (as Parvathi Menon)
Parvati Nair ... Indira (as Parvathy Nair)
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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The title "Uttama Villan" was given since the hero is "Uttaman"(Faithful man) to himself and a "Villan" to the society in real. The hero finishes his unfinished duties to everyone in tree of life and gives his last sacrifice of happiness to the entire world. See more »

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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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Uttaman Introduction
Produced by Ghibran
Written by Subbu Arumugam
Performed by Kamal Haasan & Subbu Arumugam
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Experience it!
4 May 2015 | by rangarajnaiduSee all my reviews

I would never like writing a review for this film, but seeing the first review, I thought it might mislead viewers and here is my perspective, and I'd like to go one by one: 1.The Story by Kamal Haasan is a class apart. Breaking away from traditional ones, this is about a filmstar, his life - highs and lows, his morality and mortality.Several themes are woven into one. The story is one that we never feel can be artificial. But so much stuff is put into this film that the complete essence of it cannot be captured in one view.

2.The Screenplay, which does transitions between the 21st and 8th century parts, has a lot of significance. Each transition, scene, frame and dialogue has inner meaning that has to be discovered.

3.Direction is good, if not fantastic. A lot of detailing is done in each scene and is a treat for observant eyes.

4.Acting - Kamal Haasan delivers his best. There is no lies in the emotions of his eyes in the Manoranjan he plays. They are very natural and subtle and no other actor could have pulled it off so effortlessly and perfectly. As Uttaman, his acting skills, expressions, dancing skills all are put on the screen. All the supporting ensemble cast - K.Vishwanath sir, Oorvasi, Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Parvathi Menon, KH's on screen son & Nasser do justice to their roles and waste no time. Special mention to K Balachander sir as Margadarshi and MS Bhaskar as Chokku. They just did something amazing!

5.Cinematography by Shamdutt is commendable in his job. In the song sequences, he does the best job...and anywhere else. His was another plus point in Uttama Villain.

6.This film is not a comedy. It is a wonderful emotional film that keeps you stuck to the screen but there is no melodrama. It has its own lighter moments which might not be appealing to all. Vfx could have been better.

This film is a masterpiece as there is intended subtlety at everything.It is very close to reality because no miracles or masala happen. Everyone has their role, the actors and the audience - We too take a part in it by feeling and connecting. While coming out of the theater, you shall have tears either in your heart or in your eyes - if you have properly experienced it. Finally it is up to you - to merely see the film and swear or experience and celebrate it!


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Country:

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Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

2 May 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honest Villain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,119
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Auro 11.1

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Color
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