Anjaneya (film)

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Anjaneya
Directed by N. Maharajan
Produced by S. S. Chakravarthy
Starring Ajith Kumar
Meera Jasmine
Raghuvaran
Music by Mani Sharma
Production
  company
NIC Arts
Release date(s) October 24, 2003 (2003-10-24)
Language Tamil
Budget INR8.7 crore

Anjaneya (Tamil: ஆஞ்சநேயா) is a 2003 Tamil film directed by Maharajan featuring Ajith Kumar, Meera Jasmine in lead roles with Raghuvaran, Ramesh Khanna, and Sarala in supporting roles. The film, produced by S. S. Chakravarthy, had its score and soundtrack composed by Mani Sharma. The film opened in October 2003 to mixed reviews.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

DCP Paramaguru (Ajith Kumar) an efficient police officer who fights with the scum of the society. He later masquerades as a thief to infiltrate into the underworld. The bad guys are surprised to find that Paramguru is the DCP, out to get them. So they all gang up against him. In this process a thrilling encounter takes place between the good and the evil. Paramaguru is helped in his fight against injustice by Divya (Meera Jasmine) who falls in love with him.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ovvoru Naalum Singer(s) : Tippu, Chorus

Agap Porula Singer(s) : Unnikrishnan, Sujatha

Paisa Gopuram Singer(s) : Karthik, Anuradha Sriram

Paavadai Panjavarnam Singer(s) : Shankar Mahadevan, Chorus

Vennila Vennila Singer(s) : Udit Narayan, Harini

Production[edit]

The leading female role was eventually handed to Meera Jasmine even though Reemma Sen was also approached earlier for the film.[3] The film feature Ajith Kumar in his first role as a police officer, before further appearances in Kireedam, Aegan and Mankatha.[4] The film was shot within 47 days, with Ajith reportedly working extra time to complete scenes. Producers downplayed any publicity for the film, releasing the audio with little fanfare and not releasing a teaser trailer.[4]

Release[edit]

The film received mixed reviews with the critic from The Hindu claiming that "the lack of consistency in the treatment affects the film no end", criticizing Maharajan's direction.[5][6]

Prior to release, Kannada actor Rajasekhar bought the remake rights of the film.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Ajith Interview". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20040813181143/http://www.chennaionline.com/Moviereviews/tammov308.asp
  3. ^ "Meera Jasmine confirmed! 'Anchaneya's confusions end". www.ajithkumar.fr.fm. 2003-06-28. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  4. ^ a b c "Variety fare for Deepavali". The Hindu. 2003-10-24. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Anjaneya". The Hindu. 2003-11-07. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  6. ^ HostOnNet.com. "BizHat.com - Anjaneya Review. Ajith, Meera Jasmine, Raghuvaran, Anu Hassan, Manivannan". Movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 

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