Naan Avanillai (2007 film)
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|Produced by||Nemichand Jhabak|
|Written by||K. Balachandar|
|Cinematography||U.K. Senthil Kumar|
|Distributed by||Nemichand Jhabak|
Naan Avanillai (English: I'm Not Him) is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film directed by Selva. It is a remake of K. Balachander's classic movie with the same title, starring Gemini Ganesan, which was an adaptation of 1962 Marathi language play To Mee Navhech (English: I Am Not Him), written by Pralhad K. Atre and acted by Prabhakar Panshikar.
The thriller movie has Jeevan in the lead role and Sneha, Namitha, Malavika, Jyorthirmayi and Keerti Chawla as his five heroines. This movie created great expectations in the industry, because it was a hit when it was originally made in 1974. Shooting began in December 2006 and it was released in April 2007. A sequel titled Naan Avanillai 2 was released on 27 November 2009. It was remade in Kannada as Budhivanta in 2008 with changes in climax.
The film opens with Annamalai (Jeevan), a village simpleton, being arrested and produced before a court on charges of making tall claims and marrying unsuspecting gullible women and later cheating them and running away with their money and jewels. Judge Sarada (Lakshmi) listens in the crowded courtroom as Priya (Malavika), Ammu Kutty (Jyothirmayi), Radha (Keerti Chawla), and Monica (Namitha), say that he sweet-talked them and later married and conned them. For each of his victim, he had a different name, look and profession. Sarada's daughter Anjali (Sneha), who had also been tricked into parting with some cash by the conman, takes a fascination for him as the case progresses. Meanwhile, the police officer (Raj Kapoor) investigating the case finds out that he is none other than Joseph Fernandez, an intelligent student who, due to bad influences, takes the easy way out by becoming a fraud and trickster. To all the charges against him the cool, smooth-talking, and confident Annamalai has only one constant answer - "Naan Avanillai" (I am not him).
- Jeevan as Joseph Fernandez / Annamalai / Vignesh / Madhavan Menon / Zakir Hussein / Hariharan Das / Shyam Prasad
- Sneha as Anjali
- Namitha as Monika Prasad
- Malavika as Rekha
- Jyothirmayi as Ammukutty Menon
- Keerti Chawla as Rani Das
- Lakshmi as Judge Saradha
- Hema Choudhary as Chandra Bhai, Rani's mother
- Livingston as David Fernandez
- Mayilsamy as Alex Thambidurai/Napoleon
- Raj Kapoor as Chief Investigation Officer
- Mohan Raman as the public prosecutor
- O. A. K. Sundar as Thyagu, Rekha's brother
- Bala Singh as Minister Chelladurai
- P. R. Varalakshmi as Annamalai's foster mother
- Kousalya Senthamarai
- Tejashree as Cameo
The soundtracks were composed by Vijay Antony and D. Imman. The song "Radha Kadhal" is the remake of the song "Radha Kadhal Varadha" from the original movie Naan Avanillai (1974). It was nominated for 2007 Filmfare Awards.
|1||"Kaakha Kaakha"||Vijay Antony, Charulatha Mani, Maya, Megha, Vinaya||Pa. Vijay|
|2||"Aen Enakku Mayakkam"||Jayadev, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran, Megha, Ramya, Sheepa||Pa. Vijay|
|3||"Macha Kanni"||Vijay Antony, Jayarajagopalam, Sathya Lakshmi||Pa. Vijay|
|4||"Nee Kavidhai"||Krish, Megha||Pa. Vijay|
|5||"Radha Kadhal"||V.V.Prasanna, Maya, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran, Vinaya||Kannadasan|
|6||"Then Kudicha"||Naresh Iyer, Deepa Miriam||Palani Bharathi|