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Aalavandhan (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 16 November 2001 (India)
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A psychopath tries to protect his twin brother from a lady he visualizes as his evil stepmother, and eventually ends up fighting with him.

Director:

Suresh Krishna

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kamal Haasan (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Nandhakumar / Major Vijayakumar
Raveena Tandon ... Tejaswini
Manisha Koirala ... Sharmilee
Kitu Gidwani ... Abhay-Vijay's stepmother
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Dr. Srinivasa Rao
Milind Gunaji ... Lt. Col. Santosh Kumar
Vikram Gokhale ... Abhay-Vijay's uncle
Naveen Nischol Naveen Nischol ... Tejaswini's father
Smita Jaykar ... Tejaswini's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anuradha Hasan ... Nandhu / Vijay's Mother
Riyaz Khan ... Sultan
Mayilsamy ... Theatre Patron
Navin Nischol
Major Ravi ... Menon
Sarika ... Cameo
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Storyline

The story follows Abhay (Haasan) who has a disturbed childhood and severe mental trauma misunderstands her to be Sister in Law Tejasvini (Raveena Tandon) who is supposed to marry his Army Commando twin brother Major Vijay (Haasan). When Abhay meets Tejasvini, who visualizes her as her evil step mother who was the cause of the fall of his family and the death of both his parents and separation from his twin brother whom he loves dearly. He escapes the mental asylum to fulfill his duty towards his brother by getting rid of the woman. There are a lot of action packed encounters that Abhay has with his own brother, the estranged wife and many other characters including a very fun loving and popular singer - actress Sharmilee (Manisha Koirala) (cameo) who all willingly or unwillingly come in midst of the fight of a right man at the wrong place within wrong circumstances. Written by Rohan Bhatt

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The Fearless

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Telugu

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Abhay See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR33,105,600
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Company Credits

Production Co:

An Ak Audio, V. Creations See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (re-cut) | (Telugu)

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was announced it had Simran and Rani Mukherjee (special appearance)in lead roles. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene near the climax, there is a point where Nandhu/Abhay does a side-wheelie with his car while Vijay fires at it from his car. In some shots, either the back tire or the front tire of Nandhu's car is not moving at all, even though he is still driving. See more »

Quotes

Abhay: I don't write poems, I speak them.
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film is revealed only in Hindi and not in English. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical Hindi version lasts around 178 minutes, while the dubbed Telugu theatrical version lasts around 146 minutes. There were two censor cuts in the Hindi original version, but there were no censor cuts in the Telugu version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in In Your Name (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Who Are You?
Performed by Manisha Koirala & Kamal Haasan
Lyrics by Javed Akthar
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really interesting and well done movie
31 January 2002 | by sevi-sSee all my reviews

This movie is like a mixture of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Silence of the Lambs, and Face Off. But its unique in it's own way and pretty unusual for a Hindi movie. The acting performances are good, and especially the drug trips are great to watch. This movie has cult potential.


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