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Iruvar

Mani Ratnam

Based on the real-life friendship between Tamil icons M.G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, this is easily Mani Ratnam’s best film to date. With a powerhouse cast led by Mohanlal as Anandan, Prakashraj as Tamilselvan and Naseer as Annadurai, one feels that every single frame and shot in this severely underrated film is there for a reason. The subtle confrontations between the lead characters and Mohanlal’s reactions when his supporters malign his old friend are scenes that stand out.

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