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anniyan movie reviewDirector Shankar is known for his larger-than-life movies and strong social message. Anniyan is no different from this for it is one of the big budget movies ever to have come out in Tamil filmdom.

Shankar's movies normally have all commercial elements including humour, glamour, action and emotion besides a strong message. In Anniyan too, he has dealt on rooting out corruption.

According to director Shankar, Anniyan is a racy entertainer, which is about a person who tries to bring a change in the society.

Vikram, who is riding a high in his career after having won the National Award for best actor for his Pithamagan, plays the lead role.

The movie has been churned out for a period of over a year and Vikram patiently waited to complete the project without taking up other offers that came his way. He also has taken pains to sport different make up and hairstyles to get the right feel for his character.

Some people say that the film's hero has shades of dual personality --- or at worst, is like the hero of Indian. That is, he has an other side to him.

Vikram, who plays a lawyer, takes up all efforts to educate the people and bring them up in their life. Sada plays his ladylove. For the first time Shankar has associated with a music director other than A R Rehman. Music for Anniyan has been by Harris Jayaraj.

Some of the highlights of the movie includes a Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Utsavam being recreated, a song shot at annual flower show at Amsterdam and another song shot in a huge mountain painted in different colors.

Every scene in the movie has been shot in a grand manner and at a lavish cost, says Shankar.

Cinematography is by Ravi Verman and Manikandan, art direction is by Sabu Cyril, editing is by V.T.Vijayan and stunts by Peter Hayen. Others in cast include Prakash Raj, Nedumudi Venu and Vivek.

Producer Oscar Ravichandran has not baulked at any expense and has spent money on the film without thinking twice.

Shankar says he is lucky to have got such a producer.

Most of the details of the film have been kept a closely guarded secret.

And that is adding to the essential allure of the film.

Anniyan - Will the Dream Team ( Director Shankar, Vikram and Harris Jayaraj ) deliver a Block Buster ?

Director Shankar's previous movie 'Boys' struggled so much to even enter the box office. The film’s criticism that it was vulgar affected the box office. Oscar films Ravichandran too suffered a setback with his films Jay Jay and Thendral. So, Shankar and Oscar Ravichandran eagerly awaiting the box office results of Tamil cinema Anniyan. Anniyan travel bills alone has crossed Rs 22 lakhs. The films total budget is estimated to be Rs 26 crore. IDBI has funded the film to the tune of Rs 8.50 crores.

According to Director Shankar the story line of Anniyan is , "When we travel around the International Countries, We would wonder about their economical status, Cleanliness, Life Style, etc., We also would feel that why our country has not grown like them..." The thought of this kind landed in the story of "Anniyan". Vikram's Character is very new. It would be shocking, action story, beautiful love, a very different Vikram, and bright Sadha.

Anniyan crew painted 350 houses beautifully in Thenkasi for a song, shot a song in Malaysian Airport for the First Time . Anniyan team conducted a Carnatic Cutcheri with the help of Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Arun and other numerous carnatic musicians. Almost people would feel the Thiruvaiaru Cutcheri Festival while viewing that song.

Who says Shankar can’t give his best outside A.R.Rahman’s music fold? Along with Harris Jayaraj, he has made a whole lot of young gifted singers like Nakul, Melvin, G.V.Prakash, Harini, Leslie Louis, Andrea, Jassie Gift and veterans like Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, KK and Vasundhara Das.

“Kannum Kannum Nokia…, Nee Kolai Kollum Mafia…, Cappacino Coffee..a O’ Sofia…” sung by Leslie Lewis, Andrea and Vasundhara Das.The Jassie Gift, KK, Shreya Ghosal number “Andan Kakka Kondaikari…” is a typical folk ‘gana’ number. The highlight of the album is “Iyengar Veetu Azhage…” sung by Hariharan and Harini. Shankar Mahedevan and Harini’s soft classical number “Kumari….” is another melodious number.

Let see whether Anniyan Team will deliver a block buster of the year or just an ordinary film.

The official web site of Anniyan is

Anniyan News :

Aparichitudu all set to release on 17th
Vikram's highly anticipated venture Aparichitudu will release on 17th of June. Oscar Films Ravichandran is producing this film with Shankar as the director. The expectations are running high on this one. The film is originally being made in Tamil as Anniyan. Aparichitudu is the Telugu version. Release is on 17th in both languages. Lakshmi Ganapathy films will release this film in Telugu. As per the sources, the film will release with about 150 prints. Highest for not-straight-Telugu film. It is also learnt that Lakshmi Ganapathy films paid a record amount to get the rights. Audio of the film released recently. Haris Jayraj composed music. Print is sent for censor on 9th June.

Anniyan released postponed to 17th June

Anniyan going to be release on 10th June !
Vikram's Anniyan going to be release on 10th of June. Eventhough everything is ready to release anniyan, the producer and the director delaying due to business reasons. Their business idea seems to be a good one, because now there is no competition for Anniyan, Since there is no opposition of any sorts, the film is expected to take bumper opening all over, irrespective of schools reopening. However a new controversy has erupted with Ravichandran toying with the idea of releasing Anniyan with more number of prints. The existing theatres booked for the film fear that this idea to increase the number of prints will eat into their business.

Chandramukhi and Anniyan : In par - Kollywood film traders :

Kollywood film traders never imagined an amount more than Rs 25 crore for a film, but Rajnikanth's Chandramukhi proved them wrong as Chandramukhi poised to make nearly half a billion rupees. The biggest beneficiary of Chandramukhi is 'Oscar' Ravichandran and his yet to be release tamil cinema Director Shankar's Anniyan. Chandramukhi crossed Rs 3 Crore even in an area where Rs 2 Crore is much high. As Anniyan's trailer in theatres getting good applause , Anniyan film producer plans to gain more money because of the craze for the film. Even there is a news that US rights of Anniyan is par to Chandramukhi

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