| 5.2/10 |
| 11 March 1995|
Prashanth, Vadivelu, K R Vijaya, Chinni Jayanth, Manivannan
Aanazhagan is a 1995 Tamil language film directed by Thiagarajan and stars Prashanth and Suneha. The film is based on Telugu film Chitram Bhalare Vichitram.
Raja (Prashanth), Sudhakar (Charle), Raghava (Chinni Jayanth), Marudhu (Vadivelu) are good friends stay together as tenants at (Gandhimathi), after being thrown out of the house they start searching for a new house on rent but no one is willing to give their house for bachelors. Finally they come to know a landlady (K. R. Vijaya) in search of a family as her tenants. A plot is hatched by and all the four bachelors dress up to be a family man (Charle), his retarded brother (Chinni Jayanth), his uncle (Vadivelu) & his wife Lakshmi (Prashanth being the wife). Now Prashanth's (who happens to be in a woman's attire) lady love (Suneha - debut) happens to be the landlady's daughter. At one point of time by mistake the friends inform the landlady that Lakshmi is pregnant, the landlady arrange for Valaikaapu function, followed by a Doctor (Vaishnavi) checkup, burst into a series of rumbled conflicts & all hell breaks loose. In woman's disguise, Prashanth looked extremely beautiful & his dramatic histrionics & Bharatanatyam dance in a women’s costume are the best parts & highlight of the movie Anazhagan.Prashanth as Raja (Lakshmi)
Suneha (Debut) as Priya
Vadivelu as Marudhu
Charle as Sudhakar
Chinni Jayanth as Raghava
K. R. Vijaya
Oru Viral Krishna Rao
V. K. Ramasamy
Prashanth appeared in drag role in Aanazhagan and noted the most daunting aspects of the role were the "waxing, the threading, the works" as well as "wearing a sari in summer, doing a bharatanatya sequence in a woman's costume, and getting the nuances and variations right were the other challenges", revealing his mum had assisted him. The actor was also involved in the production of the film.
The film became the first project to have scenes shot in the newly created JJ Studios in 1995.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics written by Vaali. The soundtrack, released in 1995, features 8 tracks.