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Annaatthe Movie Storyline and Cast

Annaatthe (means big brother) is an Indian film in the Tamil language. Siva directed and wrote the film, and Kalanithi Maran is the producer (Sun Pictures).

Annaatthe Movie Cast

The central role in the movie is played by Rajnikanth, Nayanthara, and Keerthy Suresh. While Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Khushbu Bala, Vela Ramamoorthy, Soori Meena, Abhimanyu Singh, Kulappulli Leela in supporting roles.

Imman is the music composer for the film, while the editing and cinematography heads were Ruben and Vetri, respectively. The story revolves around two siblings – Kaalaiyan, the village president, and his sister Thanga Meenakshi.

First collaboration of Rajnikanth and Siva

The movie was officially announced in late 2019, marking Rajinikanth’s first very collaboration with director Siva. Moreover, principal photography for the film started in December 2019. It is on the day of Rajinikanth’s birthday.

Furthermore, it took almost a year and a half to complete the shooting. It was due to the lockdown during COVID19. Moreover, Rajinikanth had some health issues in December 2020.

Most of the movie was shot in the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, and a few sequences were shot in Chennai.  The film was a Diwali release and came out on November 4.

However, the movie received a lot of negative reviews from both public and critics. They considered the plot outdated, predictable, and with no emotional depth. Also, it has generic storytelling, villains, and action sequence.

But Rajinikanth’s acting and D. Imman’s music received praise from the audience.

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Investments due to Annaatthe

In October 2019, it was reported that Rajinikanth would work with Siva after the release of the movie Darbar. Later Kalanithi Maran, the producer, confirmed this news, making Annaatthe Rajinikanth’s 168th film. Initially, the name of the project was Thalaivar 168.

Moreover, there was a rumor that the film would be titled either Mannayan or Viyugam. But later, the production team denied this rumor. The title of the movie came out on February 24, 2020.

Also, Siva’s technical team was working on this project as well. Milan, Ruben, and Vetri have worked with Siva in all of his films. Milan, Ruben, and Vetri were the art director, editor, and cinematographer.

Dilip Subbaravan, who only worked with Siva in Viswasam, is the stunt choreographer.

Furthermore, Rajinikanth charged Rs. 118 crores for the movie. But Kalanithi Maran requested him to reduce it due to the failure of his previous film Darbar. As per confirmed news, he charged Rs. 58 for this movie.

The plot of the movie

Kaalaiyaan is the president of the village who only bows in front of moral equality and goodness. Thanga Meenakshi is his sister, and he will do anything for his sibling. When Meenakshi returns home after completing her education, her brother throws a huge party to celebrate it.

During this celebration, their relatives thought it was time for Meenakshi’s marriage, and they told this to Kaalaiyaan. However, he is unsure of this and asks his sister about her option.

Meenakshi tells him that her brother’s decision matters the most to her. Soon Meenakshi marries and moves to Kolkata. However, she faces various unknown threats. When she thought of her, everything was going out of her hand her brother came to help her.

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