Five Star (2002)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 16 mins

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This upbeat and heart-warming tale of friendship and love follows the life of Prabhu (Prasanna), Ilango (Krishna), Sundar (Karthik), Priya and Indra – five youngsters who meet at the Madras Institute of Technology, and become the best of friends, swearing to never lose touch with one another, even later in life. They manage to get jobs in the same company but Ilango, gets whisked away to his village by his dictatorial father (Vijayan) and forced into marriage with Eeswari (Kanika). He then runs away, leaving his friends under the impression that he is in Bombay with his new wife. A few years later the remaining four are still friends, working in the same company and even living in one house. Prabhu meets Eeswari on the train and without knowing that she is Ilango's wife, falls in love with her. When the truth comes out she becomes good friends with the gang while they promise to find Ilango and reunite them. Will they succeed in finding their friend?

Cast: Kanika Venkatasubramaniam, Prasanna Venkatesan

Crew: Susi Ganesan (Director), Ravi Varman (Director of Photography), Parasuram Radha (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 04 Oct 2002 (India)

Tamil Name: 5 ஸ்டார்

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Did you know? The director of this movie Susi Ganesan, is an erstwhile assistant director of the iconic filmmaker, Mani Ratnam. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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Trivia:
The director of this movie Susi Ganesan, is an erstwhile assistant director of the iconic filmmaker, Mani Ratnam.

For his choice of the lead female actor, Susi Ganesan spotted Divya on a magazine cover page and insisted that she perform this role. Divya eventually accepted the offer, and came on board under the pseudonym, Kanika. She completed the entire film during her summer holidays, since she was a student.

The other lead roles for this movie are: Karthik, the son of a Tirupur businessman; Krishna, an earlier assistant to director Rajiv Menon; Sandhya, a model and also a former Ms.Chennai, and Mangaikarasi, a dancer based in Sweden.

This film marked the debut of cameraman, Ravi Varman in Tamil cinema.

Singer Anuradha Sriram and her husband Sriram Parasuram made their debut as music directors with this film

This movie marks the debut of actor Prasanna. He was a college student at the time, saw an ad on Vijay TV that Madras Talkies was auditioning for newcomers, applied and got selected.