APARICHIT aka Anniyan is a Tamil psychological thriller directed by S. Shankar. Dubbed into Hindi, Telugu, French, it was a super hit film in Tamil Nadu and a blockbuster in Andhra Pradesh. The film was produced by Oscar V. Ravichandran and distributed in India by Aascar Films. It was released in France by Columbia TriStar Pictures.
The movie stars the actors Vikram, Prakash Raj, Sadha, and Vivek. The score and soundtrack, composed by Harris Jayaraj, was released on 27 April, 2005. The motion picture took over two years to complete, from 2003 to 2005. The film was the most expensive Tamil feature film made of the year costing nearly $6 million. Such a huge outlay reduced its status from blockbuster to superhit in the trade ledgers.
IMDB Rating:7.6/10 1,052 votes
Writers:S. Shankar (screenplay)
S. Shankar (story)
Release Date:10 June 2005 (India)
Genre:Action | Comedy | Drama | Thriller more
He who comes from hell is not afraid of hot ashes!
Anniyan is about Ramanujam alias Ambi who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. Ambi (a lawyer), Remo(a suave supermodel) and Anniyan (a vigilante who wreaks havoc on people who cheat, loots or conned Ambi). A devout and meek Iyengar and lawyer by the day and an undertaker by night who goes all out against the bad elements of the society with his gruesome murders , Ramanujam makes every kill a very gruesome and artistic one and is inspired by the Garuda Puranam. His idea is that suck a murder will reverberate with shock and awe in the society
'Main inspiration for the movie was from Sidney Sheldon's famous novel Tell Me Your Dreams'
Influences from S. Shankar's other popular films like Gentleman and Kadhalan have been noted. The use of the time-slice method in the film, as with The Matrix films and earlier used by Shankar in his film Nayak shot by cinematographer V.Manikandan proved popular with the audience. Imported fighters as well as martial artists from all over the state were used in the multi-opponent fight scene. The Special Effects were provided by Big Freeze, a department based in London. Art Direction for the film was provided by Sabu Cyril. The movie Se7en is also said to be an influence as it too deals with a serial killer who punishes those who sin.
This movie also has an influence of Messiah - The Harrowing
'Chiyaan' Vikram ... Ramanujam 'Ambi' Iyengar / Remo / Anniyan
Sada ... Nandini Raghuram
Vivek ... Chari Singari
Prakash Raj ... Police Officer
Yana Gupta ... Special Appearance
Nasser ... Psychiatrist
Kalabhavan Mani ... House Owner
Nedumudi Venu ... Parthasarathy Iyengar
Saurabh Shukla ... Break Company Owner
Cochin Hanifa ... The Person Who Stops His New Car
Charlie ... Wastrel
Mohan Vaidya ... Krishna Iyengar
Also Known As:
Aparichit (India: Hindi title)
Aparichitudu (India: Telugu title) (dubbed version)
Runtime:181 min | Australia:184 min
Language:Telugu | Telugu | Tamil | French