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Anniyan (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 10 June 2005 (India)
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Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

Gopal Ram (hindi dialogue), S. Shankar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikram ... Ambi / Remo / Anniyan (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Sada ... Nandini
Prakash Raj ... Officer Prabhakar
Vivek ... Chari
Nedumudi Venu ... Parthasarathy Iyengar
Nassar ... Psychiatrist (as Nasser)
Kalabhavan Mani ... House Owner
Cochin Hanifa ... The Person Who Stops His New Car
Saurabh Shukla ... Break Company Owner
Charlie ... Wastrel
Sriranjani Sriranjani ... Nandhini's mother
Mohan Vaidya Mohan Vaidya ... Krishna Iyengar
Manobala ... TTR
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Chockalingam
Amarasigamani Amarasigamani ... Police
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Storyline

Ambi is a meek lawyer, who wishes to change the society. But, because of his oft-repeated concern, people don't take him seriously. Besides, Nandini, the girl whom he loves, also rejects her because of this. This makes Ambi shattered, not before he encounters a website Aparichit.com, visiting which creates an alter ego inside Ambi's mind. For the girl he loves, he becomes a supermodel named Remo, and for the entire nation, to reform it, he becomes a vigilante named Aparichit, who not only teaches people the importance of following the rules, but also punishes them if they don't follow. Written by Prashast Singh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He who comes from hell is not afraid of hot ashes! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | French | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stranger See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 570,000,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's highlight is the Thiruvaiyaar music festival. Well known exponents like Kunnakudi R Vaidhyanathan, Sudha Raghunathan and Unnikrishnan appear in the scene, which is a recreation of the real festival. See more »

Goofs

In a moving train, lights from outside the train are supposed to move through a compartment but here, during the journey to the festival, the lights just appear and disappear as if they are being switched on and off. See more »

Quotes

Journalist: How can you take the law into your own hands?
Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar: If you can throw the law out, why can't I take it into my own hands?
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Crazy Credits

The film's title in the film is shown as Aparichit - The Stranger. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's Hindi DVD version doesn't contain the "Iyengaar Ghar Ki" song, while it exists in the soundtrack of the film. Whether the theatrical print contained the song or not is unknown. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Aaru (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger in Black
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Chennai Chorale and Sunitha Sarathy
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definitely a MUST-see!!!!!
26 June 2005 | by gopal-5See all my reviews

This movie has progressed Indian Cinema by leaps and bounds.The truth is I was pretty skeptical when I went to the theater.I was just tagging along with my friends.But to much of my AMAZEMENT is was extremely good.Vikram acting was superb, as he portrays three very different personalities naturally.Sadha on the other hand acted very well.The whole cast especially viveks jokes keeps you entertained the entire movie.The movie is so well balanced that it doesn't leave the audience a sense of morbidness during the murder parts of the movie.Its usual for all tamil movies to have supernatural element for the fight scenes.Director Shankar cleverly shot anniyan movie fight scenes to the next level with 360 degree angle matrix style fight scenes.Now thats a mammoth leap and a first for a TAMIL MOVIE!!Needless to say Harish Jayraj did a very good job with the music with a nice blend of different music genres.The song settings were very artistic.The computer graphics for the movie is the best yet for a tamil movie.A very professional Hollywood style movie with the Indian touch.A very enjoying movie.DO not read the reviews, see the movie and judge it yourself.

Just one note when watching Anniyan: it's very different than the average stereotype tamil movie so KEEP AN OPEN MIND WHEN WATCHING IT!!!


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