Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.


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Credited cast:
Joseph Vijay ... Kathiresan / Jeevanantham
Samantha Akkineni ... Ankitha (as Samantha Ruth Prabhu)
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Cedric Peter Von
Tota Roy Chowdhury ... Vivek Banerjee
Sathish ... Dhanu (as Satish)
Rupesh Gupta Rupesh Gupta
Veera Santhanam Veera Santhanam ... Old Villager
Tamiko Brownlee ... Jennifer
Elisabeth P. Carpenter ... Katherine
A.R. Murugadoss ... Cameo Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Venkat Mohan Venkat Mohan
Sudip Mukherjee Sudip Mukherjee ... Police Officer

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A multinational company tries to forcefully take over a village that was once a fertile agricultural land to make way for its commercial projects. Jeevanantham, a Hydrology Grad and probably the most educated person in the village, takes the fight to the MNC and vows to reclaim what's their own. Does he deliver on his promise? Do his efforts bear fruit? - The answers form the crux of this sensitive-issue themed flick. Written by PipingHotViews

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21 October 2014 | by prasannavenkatesh08See all my reviews

A Diwali treat from Ilayathalapathy. superb songs nice action.Beautiful songs and a thought provoking social message..Vijay as a hero carries the entire movie on his shoulders.Vijay's comedy timing is better than Sathish..Neil Nithin Mukesh Villain ism is a new Genere in Tamil cinema.Neil Nitin does a fabulous job as villain.last but not the least Anirudh.Anirudh Bgm is be frank mass Bgm Mass.George Williams cinematography is outstanding.flash back scene is bit dragging but that's the soul of the story.well obviously it's a dark,intense and sensitive cannot expect a edge gripping screenplay actually it has.but most of the viewers will surely watch with the movie with the mindset of Thupakki which is an Uncomparable all-time blockbuster.the movie technically sounds great. you can Witness a quality and visual sparkles in the notch Dialogues and of course it's an arm movie .

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21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


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