Anjaneya (film)

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Anjaneya
Anjaneya poster.jpg
Directed by N. Maharajan
Produced by S. S. Chakravarthy
Written by N. Maharajan
Starring Ajith Kumar
Meera Jasmine
Raghuvaran
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography P. Selvakumar
Edited by B. S. Vasu-Saleem
Production
company
NIC Arts
Release date
24 October 2003 (2003-10-24)
Language Tamil

Anjaneya is a 2003 Tamil action 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 and became disaster at box office.[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]

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, Mankatha, Arrambam and Yennai Arindhaal.[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]

Soundtrack[edit]

Anjaneya
Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma
Released 2003
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Star Music
Producer Mani Sharma

The soundtrack features 5 songs composed by Mani Sharma and lyrics were written by Vairamuthu and Kabilan.[5]

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.[6][7]

Prior to release, Telugu actor Rajasekhar bought the remake rights of the film, however plans were dropped after the film's poor response.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Cinema News — Ajith Interview". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  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. 28 June 2003. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Variety fare for Deepavali". The Hindu. 24 October 2003. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Anjaneya Tamil Movie Songs Download & Listen To Music By Mani Sharma – Listen High Quality mp3 Anjaneya – Songs Free @. Starmusiq.com. Retrieved on 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Anjaneya". The Hindu. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  7. ^ HostOnNet.com. "BizHat.com — Anjaneya Review. Ajith, Meera Jasmine, Raghuvaran, Anu Hassan, Manivannan". Movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

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