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Virumandi (2004)

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director:

Kamal Haasan

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kamal Haasan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Virumandi
Abhirami ... Annalachmi
Pasupathy ... Kothaala Thevan
Napolean ... Nallama Naicker
Bala Singh ... Thevar
Nassar ... Chief Jailor Jayanth (as Nasser)
Rohini ... Angela James
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Inspector Peikkaaman
Pyramid Natarajan Pyramid Natarajan ... Vaidhyanadhan
O.A.K. Sunder O.A.K. Sunder ... Kothaala Thevan's Brother
Periya Karuppu Thevar Periya Karuppu Thevar ... Temple Priest
Gnanasambandam ... Cowfight host
Karate Raja Karate Raja ... Virumandi's Sidekick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sennalkudi Lakshmi Sennalkudi Lakshmi
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Storyline

The take on death penalty told through the story of a temperamental villager caught in between two village clans. Told through an offbeat screenplay inspired by Korosawa's Rashomon, the film narrates two versions of the same incidents. 'Virumaandi' is exhibition of filmmaking & culture of the land it depicts at its very best. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

26 February 2004 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandiyar See more »

Filming Locations:

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,539,137
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film being a super hit at the box office was dubbed into Telugu as 'Pothuraju'. See more »

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Referenced in Anniyan (2005) See more »

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a masterpiece
5 February 2004 | by ganesh-2See all my reviews

Virumandi is another masterpiece from genuis kamal.The way in which the story has been told is something amazing and very rarely you can see in Indian Cinema leave alone Tamil Cinema. I was very much depressed when films like Anbe Sivam and Hey Ram failed with people but hats off to kamal for his perseverance and hardwork and never giving up attitude to stage a great comeback in Virumandi and scripted a message in Film Industry that realistic and Quality films can also do well in box office. In my opinion currently Kamal is the best in Indian film Industry when it comes to making high quality films.Look at Virumandi - the way in which story being told with flawless screen play, powerful dialogues and aesthetic direction and utilising the technology to a fullest extent. I think his mentor Balachander should be proud of his student.

As an actor he has already proved that he is No 1 in the country and from film Direction point of view he is the process of taking Tamil/Indian cinema to International arena. Probably in years going forward we can witness a range of International awards being confered on this great artist.


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