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Maattrraan (English: Alternate) is a 2012 Tamil action thriller film directed and co-written by K. V. Anand and produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram, starring Suriya portraying conjoined twins, along with Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles.

The movie also stars Sachin Khedekar, Tara, Ajay Ratnam, Ravi Prakash and Shankar Krishnamurthy in supporting roles with Isha Sharvani playing a guest appearance. Maattrraan released worldwide on 12 October 2012 along with a dubbed Telugu version titled Brothers, receiving mixed to positive response from audience and critics.

Ramachandran (Sachin Khedekar), who is a genetic scientist does not get due credit for his research works in India, but he never loses his heart. With his sustained efforts, he becomes successful in life by becoming a proud owner of an energy drink product. As the company grows, there is a lot of competition and his rivals have set their eyes on the formula of the drink, which could make an ordinary man extraordinary.

His wife (Tara) gives birth to conjoined twins - Vimalan and Akhilan (Suriya). Akhilan and Vimalan are as different as chalk and cheese. While the former is good at studies and decent in nature, the latter is care-free man and when it comes to studies, he is very poor. Vimalan realises that there is something fishy about his father-owned company and smells a rat. This costs his life and he is killed. Anjali (Kajal Aggarwal), who was in love with Vimalan, falls for Akhilan and they set out to solve the mystery.

   - Suriya as Vimalan and Akhilan
   - Kajal Aggarwal as Anjali
   - Sachin Khedekar as Ramachandran
   - Tara as Sudha
   - Ajay Ratnam
   - Ravi Prakash as Dinesh
   - Shankar Krishnamurthy
   - Isha Sharvani (Special appearance)

During the post-production stage of Ko, K. V. Anand announced that he would direct Suriya again after the success of Ayan, further noting that it would be produced by AGS Entertainment and would begin once Suriya finished shooting for A. R. Murugadoss' sci-fi thriller 7aum Arivu. Several actresses were considered including Taapsee Pannu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Sharma, with Kajal Aggarwal eventually grabbing the role.National Award winning Kannada actress Tara was signed on to play Suriya's mother. Prakash Raj was dropped out of the film and he was replaced by Sachin Khedekar who played Amala Paul's father in Deiva Thirumagal. Daniel Balaji was said to be a part of the cast but he denied that he was apart of the crew.Hindi actor Milind Soman was also wrongly reported to be working for the film.

It was officially launched on 22 July 2011 in Chennai. The first schedule was held near the Pakistan border. In November 2011, the crew filmed a song in Latvia.A major portion of the film was shot in the Balkan region in countries like Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia and especially a large chunk in Russia.Another large portion was filmed in sets erected at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.In February 2012, the team left for the United States to do special facial scanning led by VFX Supervisor V. Srinivas Mohan. Maattrraan thus became the first Indian film to use performance capture technology. Isha Sharvani performed an item number for a song titled "Theeyae Theeyae" which was shot at AVM Studios.Furthermore, a duet song featuring Kajal and Suriya was shot at Wai, a village near Pune in Maharashtra. Moreover, many CG scenes were shot at Balu Mahendra studios. A song featuring over 500 junior artists and Suriya was shot in Jodhpur, touted to be the last phase of canning songs. Next, filming for an important talkie portion was held at Bhuj in Gujarat near the safe zone along the Indo-Pakistani border that lasted for five days. K. V. Anand and cinematographer Sounder Rajan subsequently were in Madagascar, hunting for a forest location to shoot a song for the film. However, since Suriya could not afford filming there due to his other commitments, K. V. Anand decided to erect a similar set in India to create the same look as in Madagascar. The shooting which was to be held in the US, was cancelled in June 2012. The entire filming was wrapped up in Norway by completing the "Naani Koni" song.


Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj


August 9, 2012


Feature film soundtrack






Sony Music


Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj chronology

Oru Kal Oru Kannadi



Harris Jayaraj composed the music; the soundtrack features five tracks that belong to varied genres. As per K. V. Anand's idea, he and Jayaraj sailed on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea where most of the songs were roughly composed.








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  • VInoth Kumar

    Very good try. but many points are confusing. Why to we need such a long fight and songs. yes we have seen many long fights in English movies, but was never boring. for some reason it is boring in this movie. but anyway it was a good try.

    posted by VInoth Kumar Monday, 15 October 2012 12:26 Comment Link

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