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November 4, 2021
2hr 43min
Status: released

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Annaatthe Movie Details:

Movie NameAnnaatthe
Country India
Language Tamil
GenreAction, Drama
Release Date4 November 2021 (India)
Running Time2hr 43min
Keerthy Suresh
Jagapathi Babu
Directed by Siva
Written bySiva
Aadhi Narayana
Produced byKalanithi Maran
Cinematography by Vetri Palanisamy
Edited by Ruben
Music byD. Imman
Production CompanySun Pictures
Distributor PVR Pictures
Red Giant Movies
Budget₹180 crore
Box Office Collection₹175–240 crore

Annaatthe Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Rajinikanth as Kaalaiyan (Annaatthe)
    • Bhavaz as Young Kaaliyan
  • Khushbu as Angaiyarkanni
  • Meena as Mangayarkarasi “Mangai”.
  • Keerthy Suresh as Thanga Meenatchi, Kaalaiyaan’s sister.
  • Nayanthara as Adv. Pattamal, Kaalaiyaan’s love interest
  • Jagapathi Babu as Udhav Parekar.
  • Abhimanyu Singh as Manoj Parekar, Udhav Parekar’s brother
  • Soori as Pachakili, Kaalaiyaan’s sidekick
  • Bala as Arjun, Manoj’s sidekick.
  • Prakash Raj as Nattadurai
  • Livingston as Irulandi, Mangayarkarasi’s husband.
  • Pandiarajan as Idithangi, Angayarkanni’s husband.
  • Sathish as Sathyaseelan, Angayarkanni’s brother.
  • Sathyan as Azhagudurai, Mangayarkarasi’s brother.
  • Redin Kingsley as Puli Pandi, Nattadurai’s assistant.
  • George Maryan as Komberi Mookan, Kaalaiyaan’s sidekick
  • Vela Ramamoorthy as Kaalaiyan’s uncle
  • Kulappulli Leela as Kaalaiyaan’s grandmother
  • Arjai as Kaalaiyan’s sidekick.
  • Thavasi as a priest.
  • Vishwanth as Kaalaiyaan’s sidekick.
  • Ravi Awana as Manoj’s sidekick.
  • Anjali Nair as Kaalaiyan and Meenakshi’s mother
  • Sriranjani as Nattadurai’s wife.
  • Sai Siddarth as Nattadurai’s younger brother
  • Sreeja Ravi as a doctor.
  • Naadodigal Gopal as Kaalaiyan’s uncle.
  • Rajitha as Kaalaiyan’s aunt.
  • Piraisoodan as Kaalaiyan’s uncle.
  • Hrishikesh as a potential groom.
  • Ayyappa P. Sharma as Manoj’s henchman
  • Mukthar Khan as Udhav Parekar’s right-hand man
  • C. Ranganathan as potential groom’s father


It revolves around Kaalaiyan, a sarpanch in Thanjavur who goes to great lengths to protect his sister from the clutches of a businessman and his elder brother.

About Annaatthe Movie:

  • The film was officially announced in October 2019, marking Rajinikanth’s first collaboration with Siva.
  • Principal photography began on 11 December 2019, on the eve of the actor’s birthday, and was completed within September 2021.
  • The shooting process went on for one-and-a-half years, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in India and Rajinikanth’s health issues in late-December 2020, delayed the film’s production.
  • The film was shot primarily in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, with few sequences shot at Chennai.
  • Initially Annaatthe was scheduled to release coinciding with the eve of Dusshera (25 October 2020). Later, in May 2020, Sun
  • Pictures announced that the movie will be scheduled to release during the occasion of Pongal (14 January 2021). But the film was postponed further citing the delay in filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021, the producers announced that the film will be released on 4 November 2021, coinciding with Diwali festival. Annaatthe crossed 1.3 million tickets sold on BookMyShow, thus becoming the first film to hit the million mark on the platform after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Annaatthe received negative reviews from critics. Despite this, the film was a commercial success at the box office, grossing around ₹175–240 crore upon its release.
  • It also crossed ₹150 crore in Tamil Nadu box office, thus becoming the third film to have this achievement. The Embassy of India announced the release of the film in Argentina as part of promoting culture and tourism.
  • Sun Pictures also gained acquisition for the non-theatrical rights with the television and streaming rights to Sun TV and Sun NXT, also tying with Netflix for a wide digital release in all South-Indian languages. The film premiered on 25 November 2021 just 22 days after the theatrical release on Sun NXT and Netflix. The film premiered on Sun TV, coinciding with Pongal, and became the third highest TRP rated Tamil film of all time.