I (2015)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs 3 mins

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Soulful and authentic, this masterfully crafted action-oriented romantic thriller follows the twists and turns in the life of Lingesan, a bodybuilder whose aim is to become the champion of the Mr Tamil Nadu contest.

Cast: Amy Jackson, Vikram

Crew: Shankar Shanmugham (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 14 Jan 2015 (India)

Tamil Name: ஐ

Movie Rating
Based on 216 ratings
Music Rating
Based on 263 ratings
Did you know? Apart from Hindi, the film is also being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. Vikram used to shuttle between Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad to dub in these languages everyday. Read More
*SPOILER*  Most expected movie let down by weak script

The most expected movie of the year 2015, starring Vikram and Amy Jackson. The characterization of everyone in the movie was brilliant. The script of the movie is so simple that anyone would have predicted the storyline from the trailer. Song sequences were very breezy to the eyes making everyone to say "WOW". But the wow aspect is missing completely in the script. Shankar could have concentrated more on the script which had something to say but was conveyed differently. Amy Jackson has done her part very well. She was like a angel in the screen. Vikram - The man of hard work must be respected for his hard work and dedication. There were some illogical scenes where heroine accepts the hero even after he loses his beauty. 97 % of girls won't do that (Come on Shankar! Which century are you in?). Shankar has given a movie for the purpose of entertaining and he wins in entertaining the audience, even though the script is weak. One of the best BGMs ever by AR Rahman - A true legend. PC Sreeram's camera work speaks for itself.

Overall: A feel good movie which is worth watching only for Vikram , Shankar, AR Rahman and PC Sreeram.

A must watch movie..!!

‪#‎I‬ Movie..Ennaya padam eduthurukuringa ‪#‎Shankar‬...
Chancea illa,semma location,semma BGM by ‪#‎musicgod‬ ‪#‎ARRahman‬.
‪#‎Stunts‬ superb..
‪#‎AmyJackson‬ woow woow wat a beauty..really talented..
The Level of ‪#‎dedication‬ for a movie by a ‪#‎Hero‬ is ‪#‎redefined‬ by ‪#‎ChiyaanVikram‬..Each & every seen,he has given his best..
Over all aaa naa ‪#‎Mersalayiteen‬ after seeing #I...!!! Thanks for such a good movie #Shankar sir..!! A must watch in theatres..!!

mersal i

mokka padam vikram superb acting

Shankar please change your style or better start shooting music album your story line really old no innovation is there.when comparing to trailer movie is dappa whole team lost only because of shankar.i cant even rate in this site what kind of site is this


excellent songs,excellent making,great animations,aweinspiring stunts
a movie about true love in a thrilling suspence script.
watched twice already can watch again!

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as Diya
as Lingesan
Special Appearance
as Fighter
as Ad Film Maker
as Osma
as Keerthivasan
as Indra Kumar
as Babu
Supporting Actress
as Vasudevan
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as Lingesan's Mother
as John



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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos
ARRIFLEX 235, ARRIFLEX 435, Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Music Director: AR Rahman
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Sunitha Sarathy, Sid Sriram
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Nikita Gandhi
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Haricharan
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Natalie Di Luccio
I is the first Indian movie to be associated with Weta Workshop. This special effects company is based in New Zealand.

It used to take almost 4-5 hours to complete Vikram's make over for a particular character in the film.

Apart from Hindi, the film is also being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. Vikram used to shuttle between Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad to dub in these languages everyday.

Ravichandran earlier had stated that the film would be releasing on October 23, 2014. But the release was pushed due to extensive post-production.

The complete teaser trailer, lacking decipher ability, was leaked on the internet on 2 September 2014. The person who leaked it reportedly even informed the team and challenged them to take action against him. After further inquiries, it was revealed that the culprit broke into producer V Ravichandran's office during the night and copied the teaser. However, Ravichandran refused to make changes to the leaked teaser, and planned to release it as per the original schedule.

I released in India in three languages, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

One song required Vikram to wear bulky costumes. To be able to carry such heavy outfits, the actor had to gain weight. At the time of shooting, he weighed 110 kilos.

For the song, 'Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal', Vikram and Amy shot in the scenic locales of Red Seabeach in Panjin and Li river in Guilin.

The cycle fight sequence, shot in Hongcun, involved stuntsmen from China and Hong Kong.

The shooting began with a two-month spell in Chennai in July 2012, followed by a 50-day schedule in nine locations in China's Hunan province. The patchwork shoot and dubbing was completed in September 2014.

The hunchback character was the most difficult to sketch and the look was created by Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor's Weta Workshop.

Vikram also went bald for the film as he reportedly felt that would make changing his looks in the film easier.

'Azhagan' and 'Aanazhagan' were the alternate titles, but since they were already used, Shankar decided that a single alphabet would be the title. Since I also meant beauty and explained the character of the protagonist, the alphabet was finalised as the title.

Asin and Priyanka Chopra were reportedly considered to play Vikram's leading lady. Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who had signed on, opted out citing date issues. Eventually, Amy Jackson signed up for the part.

Chinese martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, who has worked on films like Snake In The Eagle's Shadow, Drunken Master, The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill Vol I and II among others, had designed the action for I.

The song 'Issaq Taari', said to be one of the most expensive songs in Indian cinema, sees heroine Amy Jackson converting into a mobile phone, a robot, a bubble, bike and even a pair of dumbbells.

This is the tenth time legendary composer AR Rahman has collaborated with director Shankar.

The costumes have been designed by Mary E Vogt, credited with Men In Black series and Batman Returns among many others.

Additional prosthetic make-up for the film was done by Dominie Till and Christien Tinsley, who worked on Amitabh Bachchan's 'Auro' look in Paa.

Hollywood VFX and Props specialist Richard Taylor's team that worked on The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, the hobbit and many others, has created the special effects and props for this film at Peter Jackson's company, Weta Workshop.

Vikram's bodybuilder character considers Arnold Schwarzenegger his role model. His hairstyle is also inspired by the Hollywood action hero, who attended I's audio launch in Chennai in 2014.

Vikram essays three avatars in the sci-fi romantic thriller - a body builder, a hunchback and a werewolf.

Superstar Rajinikanth was the first to hear the idea of I from director Shankar, way back in 1996, following the release of the latter's film, Hindustani/Indian. Skeptical about the subject, Rajinikanth refused it and did two other films with Shankar, Sivaji- The Boss and Robot/Enthiran.

The teaser of 'I' was the first Indian film teaser to cross one million views on YouTube, in the first 12 hours of it's release.

Audio Release: September 15, 2014.

Director Shankar recreated a park that he visited in China, in Polachi, after being turned down permission to shoot in the actual park itself.

The shooting of this film spanned over two years.

Majority of this movie's scenes have background art created during a workshop held by Weta.

This is actor Upen Patel's debut Tamil film.

Initially, actor Surya was considered for the lead role. Later, Vikram was roped in for the film.

Several lead actresses Asin, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Samantha Ruth Prabhu were considered to play the role of an actress. Later, Amy Jackson, who had earlier done a film with Vikram was roped in to play the lead actress.

Vikram changes his appearance throughout the film. It is said that he had lost weight for portions of I and then put on muscle to appear as a super model in the film.
Filming Start Date:
15 Jul 2012
Filming End Date:
24 Sep 2014
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: I (Hindi)
Dubbed into: I (Telugu)
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