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Arunachalam (1999)

The movie revolves around Arunachalam (Rajini), who is the son of the VIP of a village who finds out about his past but destiny has its own play.

Director:

Sundar C.

Writer:

Crazy Mohan (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Arunachalam (as Rajnikanth)
Soundarya ... Vedhavalli
Rambha ... Nandhini
Jaishankar ... Athi Kesavan
Ravichandran ... Ammaiappan
Raghuvaran ... Viswanath
V.K. Ramasamy V.K. Ramasamy ... Kaliaperumal
Visu Visu ... Rangachari
Nizhalgal Ravi ... Prathap
Senthil ... Arivu
Janagaraj ... Kaathavaraiyan
Raja Raja ... Arunachalam's Stepbrother
Ponnambalam Ponnambalam ... Ponnambalam
Vadivukkarasi ... Vedhavalli
Ambika ... Meenakshi
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Storyline

The movie revolves around Arunachalam (Rajini), who is the son of the VIP of a village who finds out about his past but destiny has its own play.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

10 April 1997 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Arunachalam: The God says... Arunachalam does.
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Rajini's Gem
28 May 2005 | by adztiganaSee all my reviews

Darn, anybody would never even bother to regard this movie as a marvellous one from the one-and-only idol, Rajini. Think about it, where can one could get dangerous creatures from his back? And how one explain destiny was arranged simply when a sexy lady walked passed by the desk(i.e. the rolling talisman bead scene)? I'm a non-Indian and I regard Rajini along with the likes of the legend MGR,Kamal Hassan n somehow Sathiyaraj as my fave quartet of Tamil hero icons. Arunachalam is parallel to any cartoon or cheesiest to the core. But,if you have nothing to do for over 3 hours, kill your time with this movie. The thing about Rajini is that he would always start from the scratch i.e. he would be doing the-odd job, a poor fella, etc. This is what captivated a fan with his character. All day normal guy. And Rajini did the action, jokes n of course the trademark 'swoosh-swish' thingy in an ultra-cool way.So much for hype, but then again, picture this. His current movie Chandramughi is the longest staying movie yet in one of the cinema in my resident town. Still holding queue since 14 April. And still there are people wondering why he's a superstar. Enough said.


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