Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan

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Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Adhik Ravichandran
Produced by S. Michael Rayappan
Written by Adhik Ravichandran
Starring
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Krishnan Vasant
Edited by Ruben
Production
company
Release date
  • 23 June 2017 (2017-06-23)[1]
Running time
160 minutes[2]
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 500 million (INR)
Box office 50 million (INR)

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (English: Affectionate, unflinching, unconquerable man) also known as AAA, is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language comedy film written and directed by Adhik Ravichandran and produced by S. Michael Rayappan under banner of Global Infotainment. The film features Silambarasan, Tamannaah and Shriya Saran in the lead roles, while Simbu plays his first triple role.[3] The film has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography handled by Krishnan Vasant and editing done by Ruben.[4]

The film released worldwide on 23 June 2017and was a critical and commercial failure.[5] Initially supposed to be released as a two-part film, the second part has been cancelled despite being 85% complete.[6]

Plot

In Dubai, a cop named Ruby interrogates an old man in an attempt to capture the dreaded don Michael. The man narrates Michael's story.

Back in the 1980s, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Madura Michael is a notorious thug who works for a smuggler named Senthamarai and kills for money. He spends his time with his sidekicks played by Mahat and VTV Ganesh. Michael falls for Selvi, a girl from his town. Selvi rejects him initially, but later reciprocates his love. She asks him to leave his gangster life and move to Dubai, starting a new life. Michael half-heartedly accepts this. However, an enemy from the same gang backstabs Michael by turning into a witness for many murders committed by Michael and the latter is jailm.

Michael then escapes prison with the help of his friends and finds out that Selvi is about to get married to a man of her parents' choice. Understanding that he is going to be on the run forever, Michael leaves Selvi and migrates to Dubai where he rose to become a dreaded gangster.

Back in Dubai, the old man, one of Michael's friends, dies soon after narrating the story. Ruby and the other cops figure out that Michael will be over 50 years old and would be fearing for his life, hiding somewhere. They circle in on Chennai and send a fax of Michael's photo to the police in Chennai. But Michael is revealed to be living a lavish and happy life in Chennai under the alias of Ashwin Thaatha.

Ashwin has all the money he wants in his life except for a woman. So he decides to get married. While interviewing probable brides, he falls in love with a much younger girl called Ramya, who along with her father is running an old-age home. Ashwin mistakes Ramya's friendly talks as reciprocation of his love and is ecstatic when she decides to tell her father about her love.

At a ceremony, Ramya breaks the news to her father by saying that she loves someone and wants to marry him, but the age difference might be a problem. To Ashwin's surprise, Ramya introduces a younger man called Shiva who looks like Ashwin. It turns out that Shiva is a few years younger than Ramya and they had pursued a long distance relationship, he being settled in US.

A distraught and broken Ashwin resorts to drinking and turns negative when he kidnaps Shiva. He employs a prominent make-up artist and plans to use their resemblance to pose as Shiva and win over Ramya. The film ends here hinting a sequel where the future of the main characters will be shown.

Cast

Production

In February 2016, Adhik Ravichandran revealed that his second directorial venture would star Silambarasan in the lead role, with several members of his crew from Trisha Illana Nayanthara being retained. He revealed that he would direct the film alongside his commitments with another film titled Virgin Maapillai. Yuvan Shankar Raja was signed on to be the music director of the film in June 2016.[7] Trisha held talks with the film about portraying a leading female role, but eventually did not sign the project. Later, Shriya Saran was signed on to appear as the lead heroine pairing opposite Simbu, marking her return to Tamil films after a long hiatus.[8] For one of his roles in the film, Silambarasan put on significant weight and grew a beard.[9]

Release

Following Vishawaroopam and Baahubali, it was decided that AAA will be released in 2 parts named AAA 1 Dimension and AAA 2 Dimension.[10] The film was released on 23 June 2017 to coincide with Eid.[11] With negative reviews, it performed poorly at the box office.[12][better source needed]

Soundtrack

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Label Lahari Music
T-Series
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Taramani
(2016)
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2017)
Sathriyan
(2017)

The soundtrack of Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the first part, AAA-1D is said to have five songs, in which One of the songs will be a TR remix song.[13] A single Trend Song which had vocals and lyrics by STR himself was released as a New Year special on 30 December 2016.[14][15] The next single, Rottula Vandi Oduthu was released on 2 June 2017 coinciding with Ilayaraja's Birthday.[16] The intro song Raththam En Raththam is penned by lyricist Vairamuthu, will be on the lines of his old films.[17]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Trend Song" Silambarasan Silambarasan 6:06
2. "Raththam En Raththam" Vairamuthu Silambarasan 4:17
3. "Spiritual Ganaa" Silambarasan Ilayaraja 4:36
4. "Madura Michael Theme" Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja 1:59
5. "Ashwin Thatha Theme" Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja 2:57

Cancelled sequel

Sources confirmed that Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan will be released in two parts as AAA-1D and AAA-2D, showcasing the characters Madura Michael, Ashwin Thatha and Thikku Siva.[18] and actor Simbu also confirmed that AAA-1D releases on 23 June 2017, as a Ramadan festival weekend, and AAA-2D will be releasing within the end of the year.[19] In an interview with The Hindu, Adhik confirmed that 85% of both the parts have been completed. It's reported that the sequel will not take off due to low reception of the first part.[20]

Controversies

Several months after the release, the film's producer Michael Rayappan and director Adhik Ravichandran met the media to criticise Silambarasan's unruly behaviour and interference during the course of the project.[21] They alleged that during the first schedule, production was delayed by two months because several actresses refused to star opposite Silambarasan for his alleged unprofessionalism, and that later, the actor insisted that the team shift to a different town from the finalised town of Madurai, as he did not like the warm climate. After moving the shoot to Dindigul, he continued to refuse to shoot in public areas or on Sundays and regularly failed to turn up as per the agreed schedule.[21] They alleged that during the first schedule, Silambarasan refused to film a song sequence, unfairly requested Shriya Saran to be replaced after she had finished her portions, demanded the shoot to be moved to London from Dubai and made false promises about reducing his body weight as required for the script. During the second schedule, it was alleged that he out-rightly refused to undergo makeup sessions, refused to turn up to shoot on time, demanded a hotel room on the East Coast Road, refused to provide hotel expenses and demanded that a production executive was sacked. Silambarasan also cancelled the third schedule and demanded that the film was released in two parts against the makers' wishes, while sending his team to Thailand to have leisure time on the producers' money.[21] He later refused to coordinate when completing necessary scenes to make it a two-part film and also half-heartedly provided dubbing work. The producer revealed that out of an agreed schedule of seventy-six days, Silambarasan only worked on thirty-eight days, meaning that the dates of Tamannaah and Shriya Saran were widely wasted.[21] As a result of the incident, Silambarasan was widely criticised by his peers in the Tamil film industry.[22][23]

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmibeat.com/tamil/movies/anbanavan-asaradhavan-adangadhavan.html
  2. ^ "IndiaGlitz – DIrector Adhik Ravichandran says first part of AAA will have Madurai michael and ashwin thatha while second part will have the third character of simbu – Tamil Movie News". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Title of Silambarasan's next with 'Trisha Illana Nayanthara' Director". Indiaglitz. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Simbu-Yuvan Shankar combo is back!". Deccan Chronicle. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "AAA Release"
  6. ^ "Will AAA-2 happen?". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  7. ^ The Simbu-Yuvan Shankar combo is back!. Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved on 3 December 2016.
  8. ^ Trisha walks out of Simbu, Adhik Ravichandran's 'AAA'. Ibtimes.co.in (15 June 2016). Retrieved on 2016-12-03.
  9. ^ STR has bulked up to 95 kilos for AAA!. Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved on 3 December 2016.
  10. ^ "STR's AAA goes Vishwaroopam and Baahubali mode". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-20. 
  11. ^ "STR's AAA censored and release date confirmed". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  12. ^ "'AAA' movie producer blames actor for losses". News Today. November 30, 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  13. ^ LM, Kaushik. "'The real Simbu will be back'". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Simbu and Yuvan Shankar Raja's AAA Trend song review". 30 December 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "STR on Twitter". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "STR on Twitter". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "STR on Twitter". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Adhik Ravichandran on Twitter". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "STR on Twitter". Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Will AAA-2 happen?". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 
  21. ^ a b c d https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/producer-michael-rayappans-statement-against-simbu-for-aaa-loss.html
  22. ^ http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/producers-council-serves-red-notice-actor-silambarasan-72077
  23. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/regional-movies/silambarasan-gets-a-notice-from-vishal-led-producers-council-can-t-work-in-films-till-issue-resolved/story-hcCS3aGjCTQHjNgClu5NjP.html

External links

  • Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan on IMDb
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