Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 50 mins

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This hard-hitting, realistic crime thriller revolves around the complex and convoluted sequence of events that unfold, when the police commissioner gets an anonymous phone call about bombs planted across Chennai.
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Cast: Kamal Haasan

Crew: Chakri Toleti (Director), Manoj Soni (Director of Photography), Shruti Haasan (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 18 Sep 2009 (India)

Tamil Name: உன்னைப்போல் ஒருவன்

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Did you know? The audio launch of this film was held on 6th September 2009 at Sathyam Cinemas. Read More
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as Anonymous
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
as Natasha Rajkumar
as Inspector Sethu
as Arif Khan
as Ahmedullah
as Chief Secretary of TN
as Complainant
as I. G. Raghavan Maraar
Supporting Actor
as Anu Sethuraman
as Sub-Inspector Babu Rao
Supporting Actor
as Karamchand Lala
as Inspector Mallesh
as Actor Aravind Babu
as Commissioner Eashwar Prasad
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Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


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Makeup and Hair

Assistant Makeup Artist


Stunt Director
Stunt Performer
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Director: Shruti Haasan
Lyricist: Kamal Haasan
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan, Bombay Jayashri
Music Director: Shruti Haasan
Lyricist: Kamal Haasan, Blaaze
Playback Singer: Blaaze, Shruti Haasan
Music Director: Shruti Haasan
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan
Music Director: Shruti Haasan
Playback Singer: Shruti Haasan
Character Error
In one of the calls made to the commissioner's mobile phone, the protagonist (Kamal Haasan) uses his own mobile phone placed to his left rather than using the array of temporary, stripped down phones that were arranged on his right exclusively to make these fake calls with fake SIM cards. He could have been easily found out during this call itself.
The audio launch of this film was held on 6th September 2009 at Sathyam Cinemas.

The entire filming for the movie was completed in just 65 days.

It was initially set to release on August 12, 2009, since the date coincided with the release of Kamal Haasan’s first film 'Kalathur Kannamma,' and his entry into Tamil cinema in 1959, marking 2009 as Haasan's 50th year in cinema. However, owing to technical and administrative difficulties, the release was postponed to September 18.

This movie was directed by debutante Chakri Toleti, a US-based filmmaker and a close friend of Haasan. Chakri had previously played the role of Govind's friend, Sai Ram, in 'Dasavathaaram', and the role of a child who takes still photographs of Kamal in the 1983 Telugu film 'Saagara Sangamam'.

The music was composed by Kamal Haasan's daughter, Shruthi Haasan, in one of her initial forays into the field of music direction. She is also a talented actress and singer.

The title was changed from 'Thalaivan Irukkiran' to 'Unnaipol Oruvan' in early April 2009. It was later confirmed that 'Thalaivan Irukkiran' is a different film altogether, that is touted to be a multistarrer.

The film was simultaneously made in Telugu as 'Eeenadu' with Venkatesh playing Mohanlal's role, both remakes of the Hindi film "A Wednesday!" (2008).

Veteran actor, 'Kamal Haasan' completed the filming for all his scenes within a time span of just 5 days.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: A Wednesday (Hindi)
Unnai Pol Oruvan is a must-watch
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