Run (2002 film)
|Directed by||N. Linguswamy|
|Produced by||A. M. Rathnam|
|Written by||N. Linguswamy|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Distributed by||Evergreen Movies International|
|Running time||180 minutes|
Run is a 2002 blockbuster Tamil film directed by N. Linguswamy. The film stars R. Madhavan, Meera Jasmine, Vivek, Atul Kulkarni, Raghuvaran and Anuradha Hassan. In 2004, it was remade in Hindi as Run starring Abhishek Bachchan and Bhoomika Chawla.
Shiva comes to Chennai to continue his studies. He meets Jasmine and falls in love with her. Only after Meera warns Madhavan to stop his love by using her brother’s Atul Kulkarni's influence of willpowers and his way of idealising himself as a ‘big shot’, does Madhavan become very self certain that his love will become successful. She warns Madhavan that her brother is a gangster. Thereafter it immediately becomes, as glacial imperviousness that Madhavan will not let go off his love. It's after the infringe of cunning setups and many oppositions that he realizes to make true progressions to his love; he relentlessly works both physically and mentally, to portray his love as inevitable, as he tricks Meera’s brother. Her brother, however, still believes that he can separate their love by setting his men against Madhavan, but Madhavan beats them up. And soon Meera too starts loving him. Finally Madhavan elopes with Meera and how he overcomes her brother's opposition forms the rest of the story.
The music was composed by Vidyasagar.
|"Theradi Veethiyil"||Karthik, Timmy, Manicka Vinayagam|
|"Ichhuthha Ichuthha"||Devan, Sowmya Raoh, Naveen, Pop Shalini|
|"Kaadhal Pisase"||Udit Narayan, Sujatha Mohan|
|"Poi Solla Koodadhu"||Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam|
|"Panikkatre Panikkatre"||Balram, Sadhana Sargam|
|"Minsaram En Meedhu"||Harish Raghavendra, Sadhana Sargam, Jack Smely|
Vidya Balan was originally selected to play the lead role and Reema Sen too was considered but she was replaced by Meera Jasmine. The scenes were shot at locations in Chennai, Karaikudi, and Srirangam, among other places, the songs were shot abroad in Denmark and Switzerland, At the M.G. R. Film City, Chennai, some scenes were shot on Madhavan. It was of Madhavan fighting with some rowdies. Thirty cars, ten autos, some two-wheelers and buses were used for the scene.
The film released to positive reviews and became a huge blockbuster. It was the year's 2nd biggest hit after Gemini. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu with same name with Vivek's comedy track being replaced with Sunil. Jeeva, cinematographer of this film remade the film in Hindi with same name starring Abhishek Bachchan and Bhoomika Chawla which was an average grosser.
Nowrunning wrote: "Director Linguswami has given a very enjoyable film with good music by Vidyasagar and a brilliant cinematography by Jeeva. Madhavan has proved in this film that he can also do action and that too convincingly".