Evano Oruvan

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Evano Oruvan
Evano Oruvan Official Poster.jpg
Directed by Nishikanth Kamat
Produced by Abbas-Mustan
K. Sera Sera
R. Madhavan
Written by R. Madhavan (dialogue)
Story by Nishikanth Kamat
Starring Madhavan
Sangeetha
Seeman
Music by P. Sameer
G. V. Prakash Kumar
Distributed by Leukos Films
Pyramid
Release date(s)
  • 7 December 2007 (2007-12-07)
Country India
Language Tamil

Evano Oruvan (Tamil: எவனோ ஒருவன்) (English: Some One) is a 2007 Tamil drama film directed by Nishikanth Kamat who made his debut in the Tamil film industry with the film. It is a remake of Kamat's acclaimed Marathi film, Dombivli Fast, which itself was heavily influenced by the Michael Douglas starrer 1993 Hollywood film Falling Down. It stars Madhavan and Sangeetha in the lead roles, with director Seeman acting in a pivotal role. The film's music is composed by P. Sameer and the title song by G. V. Prakash Kumar. It is produced by noted Hindi directors Abbas Burmawalla and Mustan Burmawalla as they make their debuts as Tamil film producers under the distribution of their home banner, Burmawalla Limited. It had been previously named, Ivan Yaaro.

Plot[edit]

Sridhar Vasudevan (Madhavan) is a middle-class family man employed in a bank. Sridhar is very idealistic, principled and recognises a deep sense of belonging with the society he is part of. He gets annoyed and flustered by illegal and semi legal activities happening around him. His wife persistently demands that he should be more 'flexible' and make more money, but Sridhar does not accede. He endures the illegal and semi legal activities around him because he anticipates a change in the mindsets of people. He feels that over time, they will become more honest, socially aware and willing to make small personal sacrifices for the greater good of all (like him).

Sridhar's wife Vatsala (Sangeetha) is a typical middle-class housewife and a caring mother of two children, Varsha and Varun. Societal imperfections and related problems matter very little to her. She is more concerned about her reactive husband, thinking about ways to save him from the effects of his angry outbursts and to steer him away from his impractical thoughts and deeds.

At a certain point in life, Sridhar faces a case of deceit that compels him to take action. Provoked by his deep anger and guilt, Sridhar decides to retaliate for wrongs done to him, violently if required. When charged two rupees extra for a cool drink, he picks up a cricket bat and smashes the shop. From that incident onwards, Sridhar progresses, taking the law in his own hands and tries bringing about instant changes, wherever needed. A string of incidents occur; he thrashes the Area Counseller, the insincere hospital employees, water-supplier and many more.

Sridhar's anger goes beyond these incidents, targeting individuals who do not follow norms created for their own benefit. The director has presented Sridhar as a representative for every common man in today's society, who, even after seeing and going through such wrong things, tolerates them to avoid getting his settled routine disturbed. Because of his behaviour and approach, Sridhar is termed as a criminal, harmful to his fellow men.

Inspector Vetri Maran (Seeman) is appointed to shoot him in an arranged 'encounter'. Vetri Maran, though not of the incorruptible kind, feels bad about the police-corruption nexus. He is a good-hearted cop, and inwardly feels justified by Sridhar's approach. He comes to a quiet agreement with the young man, personally approves his action, then arranges for the 'encounter killing'. At the end Sridhar (Madhavan) is shot dead by the Inspector Vetri Maran (Seeman).

Cast[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Evano Oruvan got very favourable reviews, with Rediff calling it a "must-watch" [1] and Sify Moviebuzz giving it a "very good" rating [2] Madhavan considers Evano Oruvan to have been one of his favorite films, after Anbe Sivam.

Music[edit]

The film features only one song "Unathu Enathu Endru" composed by Prakash Kumar and penned by Na. Muthukumar, a soundtrack was not released. The film score (played at the end) was composed by P. Sameer plays a very important role in expressing the complete view and message of the movie.

Box office[edit]

  • The film grossed $9 million at the box office.

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