3 (2012)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Ram is a rich, happy-go-lucky young man whose life is brimming with infinite potential. He sees Janani and has a crush on her straightaway. He begins to follow her around with his friends Senthil and Kumaran. When Janani reciprocates his love, she is stopped by her poor family. When Janani's mother tells her that they are moving to America, Janani burns her passport so she can stay with Ram. She is then disowned by her family by her mother and she lands up at Ram's door. The two get married with Ram's father's help and lead a happy life. The story then returns to reality with Janani finding a suicide letter in Ram's coat, and after reading it, she asks Senthil about his death. Senthil tells her the truth about Ram, that there were two sides to him. After Janani had told him she was leaving for America, the same night his best friend Kumaran had also planned to leave for Singapore. Ram couldn't take all this pain and went for a jag, which was when Senthil had realized that Ram was suffering from bipolar disorder. If something positive happened, Ram would jump in joy, but if a tiny negative thing happened, he wouldn't be able to control his rage. Senthil explains that once when he told Ram about his disease, Ram smashed a glass bottle on his head. Ram escapes from the house and while walking on the road, suddenly hits his head on a vehicle. After that accident, Senthil couldn't see any other strange behavior from him. Ram agrees with Senthil to go see a doctor. But he rejects medications thinking that Janani would know about the situation. He loves her very much, and he didn't want to see her in tears. As a request of Ram, Senthil stays at Ram and Janani's house for few weeks, in case the situation becomes dangerous and if Ram tried to hurt Janani. Once, Ram tried to kill Janani during her sleep but was luckily stopped by Senthil. The story moves forward to one evening at a nightclub, where Ram gets into a fight with a guy who misbehaves with Janani. Ram takes Janani to their car and sends her home. After she leaves, the guy who misbehaved with Janani shows up with his friends and attacks Ram and Senthil. In the course of the fight, Ram hits his head against the hood of a car. His medical situation is worsened as a result. He begins to experience bouts of rage. Owing to this, Ram manages to defeat the attackers. Meanwhile Senthil injects Ram with a medicine the doctor had prescribed in case of an emergency, thus sedating him and dissipating his rage. On another day, while Ram and Senthil are in the car, Ram suddenly bashes Senthil's head against the steering wheel, rendering him unconscious. He remembers all the beautiful memories from their young age, and the ending takes onto the final scene of Ram's life, as he goes to Janani's bedroom and watches her sleeping. He tries to control his emotions and kiss her for the last time and suddenly he hallucinates seeing a young girl saying "Either kill her or you die". He immediately gets away from her bed and goes to his office and writes a suicide note. He sees visions of many people in front of him crying and laughing. To avoid causing further harm to Janani, he picks up a knife, and kills himself, saying his final words "I love you, Janani".
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Did you know? Soundtrack and film score were composed by Anirudh Ravichander, who had an incredible impact on listeners despite it being his debut movie. Read More
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as Ram
as Janani
as Ram's mother
as Janani's sister
as Ram's father
as Janani's mother
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Anirudh Ravichander
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Dhanush, Shruti Haasan
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Dhanush
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Navin Iyer
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Playback Singer: Mandolin Seenu
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Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyricist: Dhanush
Trivia:
This was a special project amongst friends and relatives as Aishwarya Dhanush, who made her directorial debut with the film, is the wife of Dhanush, who himself co-produced and played the protagonist in the film, alongside Shruti Haasan. Shruti in turn, is the daughter of iconic actor Kamal Haasan, who is a long-term friend of Aishwarya's father, the iconic Rajinikanth.

Soundtrack and film score were composed by Anirudh Ravichander, who had an incredible impact on listeners despite it being his debut movie.

The film gained high anticipation due to the ingenious marketing of the song "Why This Kolaveri Di", due to which the music video went viral world-wide.

Director/writer Aishwarya Dhanush revealed that the script was written with Shruti K. Haasan in mind. Initially, Haasan was unavailable and Amala Paul was signed on. After the filming dates were changed, Paul dropped out and Haasan was able to take the role.