Avec: Rajinikanth, Sowndarya, Rambha, Jayshankar, Sivaji Ganesan, Ramya Krishnan , Soundarya, Lakshmi, Senthil
Réalisateur: Sundhar C., K.S. Ravikumar
Compositeur: Deva, A.R. Rahman
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Vidéo: Format 16/9 compatible 4/3
Durée: (environ) 300 minutes
"Arunachalam" is a story about a village hero (Rajnikanth) who has 2 brothers and a sister and a happy family. Ravichandran and K.R.Vatsala are his parents. "Vedavalli" (Soundharya) is the daughter of Jaisankar and 'Venniraadai' Nirmala. Nirmala is Ravichandran's sister and they all come to Ravichandran's home for Rajni's sister's wedding. That gives the opportunity for Soundharya and Rajnikanth to fight first, then to kiss and fall in love with each other. Rajnikanth finds himself to be an orphan by interval. He goes out of the village. He goes to Madras where he meets Janakaraj, who gives him a job. By some magical situation Rajni discovers himself to be a son of a (dead) millionaire - through Visu. Visu is the guardian of Rajni's father's trust. If Rajni wants his inheritance, he has to follow certain rules. He can get an inheritance of 3000 Crore Rupees if he can spend 30 crores in 30 days. The conditions are: no contributions to charities, not to own any assets at the end of 30 days and above all, no one else should know about this! Receipts should be provide for all the expenses. If Rajni fails to spend the money according to the rules, all the money will go to his father's trust which is managed by V.K.Ramasamy, "Nizalgal" Ravi, Kitty and Raguvaran. These four form a team of "villains". They want to spoil Rajni's efforts and get all the money for the trust and kill Visu. Ramba is Visu's daughter and she is appointed as the accountant for Rajni for 30 days. What happens next is the main part of the story. Rajni tries hard to spend his money and many times, the money comes back! He spends on Horse races, lottery tickets, makes a movie with Senthil as the hero and he even starts his own political party with Janakaraj being the candidate. All these events are good opportunities for situation comedies. Does Rajni win this competition? Does he get all the 3000 Crore rupees for himself and live happily ever after? (see it in silver screen!) is the rest of the story.
The story (for those of you who have been in a coma since the beginning of this year!)... The movie starts with village headman (Sivaji) proclaiming in front of the whole village that no wedding would ever take place in that village without the consent of the bride and the groom. His son Padaiyappa (Rajnikanth) is a mechanic in the city. On a trip to his village to visit his family, he runs into Nilambari (Ramya Krishnan), a rich, spoilt girl who is used to getting what she wants and now wants him. But he has his eyes on Vasundhara (Soundarya), the servant maid in Nilambari's house. Padaiyappa's father, when asked by his brother (Manivannan) to partition his belongings, gives it all to him and decides to spend the rest of his life in a small area of land. But he dies soon after and its upto Padaiyappa to move into the barren land, find granite, grow rich, foil Nilambhari's plans to split him and Vasundhara, wed Vasundhara and grow old. Nilambhari, after shutting herself up in a room for 18 years, sees her chance for revenge and gets her brother's (Nasser) son (Abbas) to love and then dump Padaiyappa's daughter (Preeta). Padaiyappa sets things right after the traditional big climax.