With the release of Vikram’s Kanthasamy imminent, we decided to revisit one of our favorite Tamil films – Anniyan.
Directed by Shankar and featuring Vikram, Sada, Vivek and Prakash Raj, Anniyan was a landmark Tamil movie.
More for Vikram’s powerful performances in triple roles and less for the different but weird story.
We just popped the DVD into the tray and watched a few minutes of the movie.
Ambi (Vikram) has just returned home from the morning prayers at the temple, where he’s distracted by the presence of the beautiful Sada teaching a bunch of young girls.
As our advocate for consumer causes (yes, that’s our Ambi) is heading toward the court on his moped, plonk falls a gob of saliva, the result of careless spitting by a passing cyclist.
Ambi is incensed.
And we espy the first signs of rage building up over one man’s gross insensitivity toward another, a rage that turns into a bloody carnage through the course of the movie.
No, it’s not a Robin Hood role that Vikram dons in Anniyan, but that of a vengeful, merciless slayer of the fiends in human garb.
Now if you please we’d like to get back to our movie.