Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi (2006)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi is a comical satire on the Machiavellian politics practiced in the late 18th century. The film is laced with references to present-day happenings in politics, sports and other areas. Laden with laughs, this historical comedy traverses through the trials and triumphs in the life of royal twin brothers, who are separated at birth and experience diametrically different upbringing and challenges in life.
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Cast: Vadivelu

Crew: Chimbu Deven (Director), Arthur Wilson (Director of Photography), Murali Chokkalingam (Music Director), Sabesh Chokkalingam (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 08 Jul 2006 (India)

Tamil Name: இம்சை அரசன் 23ம் புலிகேசி

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Did you know? This historical satire was produced and distributed by Tamil film director S. Shankar. Read More
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as Pulikesi / Ukkiraputhiran
as Lagudapaandian
Supporting Actress
as Kollan
as Pulikesi' Mother
as Vasantha Soundary
as Mokkayappar
as Sangilimaayan
as Poet
as Poet
as Thalapathy
as Pulikesi's lover
as Poosaari
as Political Advisor
Supporting Actor




Production Company



Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Mixer



Visual Effects

Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
This political satire was the first historical film in Tamil cinema for 28 years, since 'Maduraiyai Meeta Sundra Pandiyan'. It was extremely well-received by audiences, and won many awards and accolades.

This historical satire was produced and distributed by Tamil film director S. Shankar.

Due to its phenomenal success, this movie was dubbed into Telugu as 'Himsinche 23 Va Raju Pulikesi', with Brahmanandam doing the voice-dubbing for Vadivelu.

This movie stars veteran comedian, Vadivelu in his first lead role, and that too in a dual role.