Vettri Vizhaa (1989)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 31 mins

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A man is washed ashore unconscious, and saved by a young lady, who takes him to the doctor. However, is diagnosed that the man has amnesia due to the injuries and trauma he suffered. Circumstances change in such a way that the man has no other option is to marry the young lady. He moves with her to Chennai in search of his lost identity and is caught in a mysterious and complex web of clues that seem to take him closer to finding out who he is, while he is constantly being attacked by deceptive and aggressive enemies he knows nothing about. Will he ever remember his true identity? Why did his past self have so many enemies? And what caused the incredible injuries that led him to be washed ashore half-dead and without his memory?
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Cast: Amala Akkineni, Kamal Haasan

Crew: Prathap K Pothan (Director), Ashok Kumar (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama

Release Dates: 28 Oct 1989 (India)

Tamil Name: வெற்றி விழா

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Did you know? 'Vetri Vizhaa' was dubbed in Telugu as "Vijethalu" and was released in 1989. Read More
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Dubbed into: Vijethalu (Telugu)
The 1989 blockbuster flick 'Vetri Vizhaa' is being re-released in 2017.

'Vetri Vizhaa' was dubbed in Telugu as "Vijethalu" and was released in 1989.

The story was of an amnesiac who struggles to find his past after memory loss. Salim Ghouse played the villain role.

This was only the second of Kamal Haasan's movie to beat the ten-year record of INR 5.4 crore set by "Thirisoolam".

This was the first of two Tamil movies to be filmed in the 70 mm format.

Veteran Hindi actor Salim Ghouse makes his debut as a villain Zindha in this movie and had dubbed for his own voice.

Kamal Haasan wore a false moustache throughout this movie since he was filming "Indrudu Chandrudu" in Telugu and "Chanakyan" in Malayalam at the same time, both of which required him to be clean-shaven.

The story of this movie is heavily inspired by "The Bourne Identity novel" which was written by Robert Ludlum.