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Anegan Movie Review: KV Anand's Unusual Attempt Is Backed By Brilliant Performances

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Dhanush's much anticipated movie, Anegan has made its way into cinema halls worldwide. Directed by KV Anand and produced by AGS Entertainment, Anegan is Dhanush's biggest release ever in Tamil. So does the romantic thriller has enough in it to entertain its audience? In general, what does the movie has to offer? Continue reading our review to know.

Anegan Movie Review

To begin with, Anegan is a romantic flick as promised and it couldn't have found a better release date than February 13th as it has been released just before the Valentines day. Thanks to its perfect timing and amazing narration skills from KV Anand, the film might turn out to be Dhanush's biggest opener ever.


Ashwin, played by Dhanush is a happy go lucky person who works in a private organization. His colleague, played by Amyra Dastur falls in love with him the moment she sees him. Not being able to understand how a good looking girl can fall in love with him so easily, Dhanush doesn't consider her love seriously.

Amyra Dastur, who tries to understand the reason behind her new found love for Dhanush realizes that her relationship with Dhanush goes a long way back. Not just in this life, but Dhanush somehow ends up being her lover in her previous lives too.

Amyra also realizes that Dhanush is her soulmate and hence will always be her lover in all her lives that she has been gifted with. Destiny plays the baddie in this film as it makes sure that Dhanush and Amyra never get a chance to lead a life together.

Stories from their previous lives have been narrated in an interesting manner. What happens in each of their previous lives and most importantly what happens in their current life forms the rest of the story.


Dhanush once again excels in all his roles. As expected, he carries the entire film and has given his 100 percent in doing so. Amyra Dastur has done a decent job as a fresher and has managed to impress with her almost perfect lip-sync.

Aishwarya Devan is another debutant in the film. She plays an interesting role and has done her job brilliantly. Yesteryear actor Karthik doesn't have enough screen space which comes across as a surprise and yet he impresses with his charm. Ashish Vidyarthi has once again delivered the goods.


Thanks to the cinematographer Om Prakash and visual effects specialist Srinivas Mohan, visuals in this movie looks absolutely stunning. Even an ordinary scene has been given life in Anegan.

Screenplay by KV Anand and Subha is a tad too revealing and confusing at times especially in the second half but KV Anand's unique way of narrating a story makes up for the average screenplay. Editing by Anthony stands out and is one of the positives of Anegan.

Songs and background score by Harris Jayaraj sounds clichéd at times. His sound mixing has worked really well and is apt with the visuals. Overall, Anegan is a technically sound movie.

Overall View:

Anegan  is definitely a brave attempt by KV Anand. The film has stunning visuals and extraordinary performances. On the flip side, logical loopholes and average screenplay prevents this movie from being a sensational one.

Check out some of the best scenes from the movie in the slides below:

Danga Maari

'Danga Maari' was celebrated in the theatres as expected. It was one of the highlight of the movie.

Dhanush As Murugappa

Principal photography commenced on 2 September 2013 at Puducherry. Filming continued in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Bolivia. Filming was completed on 15 September 2014.

Karthik The Love Guru

Karthik plays a role with a negative shade. He also acts as a love guru in the movie.

Amyra Dastur

In Malaysia, a football game scene was shot in the oldest English school in South East Asia, Penang Free School.

Fight Sequences

The second schedule took place in Hyderabad, where an action sequence was shot for 20 days.

Karthik's Flirting Techniques

According to unit members, Amyra stunned the unit with her perfect lip sync for Tamil dialogues and that she overshadowed the hero in some places as well.

One Of The Best Scene

By 29 May 2014, 90% of the movie was shot, including 3 song sequences. Another song sequence and part of the climax were shot on a farmland, spread over 100 acres, near Puducherry.

Dhanush As Kaali

During the process of shooting the climax, which was reported to be a racy stunt sequence, Dhanush injured his leg severely, because of which shooting was halted for 3 weeks.

Dhanush With Kids

The team then went to Scotland to shoot for a song sequence. In mid-August 2014, the filming was almost done with just a song left to be shot in Chennai on 1 September 2014.

Dhanush As Ashwin

Harris Jayaraj has composed the songs and background score for the film, collaborating with K. V. Anand for the fourth time and collaborating with Dhanush for the first time.

Amyra's Love Tactics

Singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Bhavatharini and Shail Hada have contributed to this album.

Dhanush With His 'Soulmate'

In April 2014, Harris had recorded a track and described it as a "charming folk melody" titled "Athadi Athadi". The song was sung by Bhavatharini and written by Vairamuthu.

Dhanush Falling In Love

In May 2014, Harris recorded an energetic track, sung by Shankar Mahadevan and written by Vairamuthu, joining hands with Shankar after Ghajini (2005).

Dhanush With Aishwarya

In late June 2014, Harris finished recording a song, termed as a "peppy number", penned by director C. S. Amudhan of Thamizh Padam (2010) fame.

Visually Appealing Songs

All songs in this movie has turned out to be treat for the eyes. KV Anand now has the reputation of making visually attracting songs.

Dhanush's Boyish Looks

Special attention has been given to make sure Dhanush looks different for different roles. Even his slang changes from character to character.

Dhanush The Performer

Yet again, Dhanush proves that he is a natural actor. His performance in this movie will enthral the audience.

Prominent Scene

Anegan means "the man with many shadows", according to Tamil poet Maanikkavaasagar, from his volume, Tiruvaasagam.

Dhanush's Present Life

Sony Music India purchased the audio rights of the soundtrack. A track list, consisting of six songs from the film, was released by Sony Music India on the 6th of November 2014.

Aishwarya Devan's Debut

Actress Aishwarya Devan was selected to play the second heroine in the film. Actor Ashish Vidyarthi was also selected to play a supporting role.

Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi yet again manages to impress with his strong performance.

Ghostly Presence?

Main criticism this movie could attract is that the screenplay could seem a tad confusing.

Karthik At His Best

Karthik has brought in all his experience to dish out a brilliant performance.

'Failing' In Love

This movie being a romantic flick, is more about failing in love rather than falling in it.

Back To The Future?

Though the subject this movie carries has been told before in Tamil and Telugu films, KV Anand's different narration saves the day.

One From The Song

During the recording of Amudhan's song, K. V. Anand revealed that the album was in its final stages of recording and that each song would be of a different dimension based on its situation in the movie.

Is Kaali The Best?

Dhanush will receive more accolades for his portrayal of the character named Kaali.

Karthik At It Again

Karthik is all set to receive another award after a long time for executing his character brilliantly in this movie.

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