Anniyan is the story of “Rules” Ramanujam Iyengar alias “Ambi” (Chiyaan Vikram), a lawyer who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. Ambi is an innocent and honest lawyer. If he comes across anyone not obeying the law, he files cases against them but all his efforts go in vain. (source)
It’s one of those multiple personalities that makes the film. Once I saw Vikram’s Remo character (the crazy side of the multiple personality) that was it, I was in filmi love like never before! Enjoy Vikram in his crazy Remo character here in the tune, Kadhal Yanai with Nandhini (Sadha) playing the love interest and Yana Gupta as gori extra, (playback singers Nakul, Nelwyn & G. V. Prakash Kumar) and be sure to watch it all the way through so you can see Remo’s love detector.
Arul (2004) also captured my attention when his passionate character went bilkul ballistic when he heard anyone engage in swearing or poor language, which he refered to as dirty talks.
Really makes you think doesn’t it? Arul makes you want to be a better person, hai na? I liked Arul (2004) so much that I’ll write that up soon, but in the meantime head to Filmi Girl’s entertaining review of the movie HERE.
I also loved seeing Vikram in Mani Ratnam‘s Raavanan (2010) as a marvelous villain (misunderstood and surely with a heart of gold), but have yet to see him playing the good guy in Raavan, the Hindi version of the same film. I saw Raavanan on the big screen last year without subtitles, and now am fortunate to now be able to see it again in Minneapolis next week, but this time WITH subtitles in English since it’s part of the 2011 Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival.
For more honors to Vikram on his birthday, head over to FilmiGirl in the USA, and click across the globe to New Zealand and read what Ness over at Shahrukh is Love has to say about Bheemaa (2008). Now head back to Bollystalgia, representing Boston, MA and Detroit, MI and every place in between to see her Happy Birthday Rampwalk Remo post. Huppy Burday to Chiyaan! Now is simply the intermission until I see another Vikram film! Until then, I feel like I’m behind bars!
What Vikram movies have you seen? Tell me your favorites and your recommendations. Check out Chiyaan Vikram’s website HERE.