Anbe Sivam

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  • NR
  • 2003
  • 2 hr 40 min
  • 8.6  (25,045)

Anbe Sivam is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Sundar C. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Madhavan and Kiran Rathod in lead roles. The film's music was composed by Vidyasagar, and cinematography was by Arthur A. Wilson. The film was produced by K. Muralitharan, V. Swaminathan and G. Venugopal under the banner of Lakshmi Movie Makers.

The story revolves around two men who meet each other in unusual circumstances and end up taking a 36-hour journey together. The first man, Anbarasu (Madhavan), is a young entrepreneur who has a cynical outlook on life. The other man, Nallasivam (Kamal Haasan), is a socialist who believes in the power of love and unity. Despite their contrasting personalities, the two embark on a journey that changes them forever.

The movie starts with Anbarasu, who is on his way to Chennai to attend an interview for a job abroad. However, a storm forces him to stay overnight at the airport. In the same place is Nallasivam, who is also stuck due to the storm. They get to know each other, and Anbarasu finds out that Nallasivam is a campaigner for a socialist movement.

The journey begins when the two men decide to travel together to reach their destinations. They board a bus, which meets with an accident, and the two are forced to take a detour. Along the way, they face many challenges, including natural disasters, physical injuries, and dangerous criminals. These trials highlight their contrasting personalities and ideologies.

Despite their differences, the two men share a unique bond. Anbarasu, who initially belittled Nallasivam's socialist beliefs, starts to understand them. Through his interactions with Nallasivam, he learns the importance of social justice, empathy, and selflessness. Nallasivam, on the other hand, learns to appreciate Anbarasu's logical and pragmatic outlook on life.

Throughout the journey, the two men meet several people whose lives have been affected by their divergent beliefs. A young girl, Padma (Kiran Rathod), who has lost her parents, is a metaphor for the world's problems, which cannot be solved by money alone. The two men share their wisdom with her, and help her find perspective and hope.

The film's climax is a poignant one, where Anbarasu learns that the job he so desperately wanted is no longer available. He also comes to realize that his dreams of wealth and success are not as important as his newfound principles of equality and justice. Nallasivam, who has always stood by his social justice principles, is finally vindicated when Padma is reunited with her long-lost brother.

The film is a beautiful exploration of friendship, love, and social justice. Kamal Haasan delivers a powerful performance as the idealistic Nallasivam while Madhavan portrays Anbarasu's character with equal conviction. Kiran Rathod also gives a remarkable performance as the vulnerable Padma.

Overall, Anbe Sivam is a thought-provoking and inspiring film that leaves a lasting impact on the viewer. Sundar C's direction, along with the beautiful cinematography and music, enhance the film's overall appeal. The film's message of compassion and humanity is as relevant today as it was when the film was first released.

Anbe Sivam is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.6.

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    8.6  (25,045)