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Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 14 January 2003 (India)
Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

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Credited cast:
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Nallasivam
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Anbarasu (A Aras)
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Balasaraswathi
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Kandasamy Padayachi (as Nasser)
Santhana Bharathi ...
Kandasamy assistant
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Mehrunnissa
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Uthaman
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Inspector
Balu Anand ...
Ticket checker
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Bala Mother
R.S. Shivaji ...
Station Master
Laxmi Rattan ...
Anbarasu Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chelladurai
Hillaary
Jacob
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Nallasivam (Kamal Haasan) and Anbarasu (Madhavan) are drawn together by the strings of fate after they come into contact at the Bhuvaneshwar airport. Anbarasu is an advertisement director, while Nallasivam is a trade unionist. Fate entwines their travel plans, and they end up travelling to Chennai together. In the course of their journey, Anbarasu, born with a golden spoon, is touched by the realities of the sufferings of a normal human being when he witnesses the dead and the injured during a train accident, and he volunteers to donate his blood, which is of a very rare group, despite his fear of blood. The flashback of Nallasivam is recounted during one of their journeys. Nallasivam is a communist trade unionist, who fights for higher wages for his comrades. By chance, he falls in love with the daughter Bala (Kiran) of a rich industrialist, Bala's father, Padaiyacchi (Nasser). Due to the opposition, they plan to elope and get married, but unfortunately, Nallasivam meets with an ... Written by Niranjan Venkatraman <v.niranjan@ieee.org>

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The first therukoothu song during the flash back scene was used in Tamil movie of Veeram [2014] See more »

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When Kamal shows the phone to Madhavan when he comes to the hotel, he holds the phone upside down. In the next shot (from backside), Kamal holds it the right way up. See more »

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A Master Piece

Kamalhasan is known for his extraordinary performances in Indian cinema but this movie is something special for him for he has not acted but lived as Nallasivam . The movie speaks about an universal issue in the most simplest yet the beauties way. Special congrats to Madan for writing some mind storming dialog. Special congrats to Madavan for putting an wonderful performance that too when kamalhasan is present. The movie created a pain in every viewer's heart that remained for two or three days. I can compare this movie with any Hollywood drama for it has got everything love, philosophy, emotion, action above all an excellent way of telling the story. Indian cine industry can follow this at least from now or else they can never get noticed. In one line " A movie that can knock the doors of Hollywood"


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