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Anniyan (2005)
 8.3
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Anniyan (2005)
Original name: அந்நியன்
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Ambi, a meek lawyer, ends up being a vigilante named Anniyan, and a supermodel named Remo, after suffering with multiple personality disorder due to the society.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, realistic, psychological thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, vigilante, lawyer, alter ego, punishment, vigilantism, anguish, crimes, mental illness, love affair, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, unrequited love, irony of fate, murder, disguise, superhero, fight, kung fu, police officer, violence, model, internet, corruption, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, murder, bollywood, vengeance, dishonesty and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Anniyan: Shool (1999), Citizen (2001), Desh Prem the Real Hero (2012), Virumaandi (2004), The Uniform (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shool (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes sets him up against his superior - the District Superintendent ...
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, revenge, fighting the system, loss of daughter, vigilantism, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting crime, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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Citizen (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Three prominent members of society, a judge, a police official and a district collector are kidnapped in broad daylight by a man who calls himself 'Citizen'. As CBI Officer Sarojini (Nagma) follows his trail she finds clues to a shocking ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Desh Prem the Real Hero (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A blind man with his 'Echolocation' power takes on a revenge mission.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.4
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Virumaandi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A reporter researching the death penalty in India is recounted the story of a farm owner Virumandi whose role in a clan feud between Naicker and Kothalla Devar leads him to death row. As the story unfolds, there is a riot in the jail, and the only ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Uniform (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Just as he is preparing for his daughter's wedding, a veteran policeman is assigned to a crack team transporting a Pakistani secret agent to trial.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, rookie, heroes, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, mumbai india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Am a Red Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Indran suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that makes him fall asleep at the slightest excitement. He meets Meera and they fall in love but one night, they are attacked by unknown persons. Indran panics and goes into sleep, while Meera is ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ghajini (2005)
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Duration: 175 min.
Story: The film's story is around a rich business entrepreneur falling in love with an ad film actress. The entrepreneur and the actress fall in love, though she does not know that he is an entrepreneur. When she successfully saves a bunch of children ...
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Place: india, asia
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, terrorist, one man army, arrest, partners against crime, confined, dishonesty, frame up, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Villu (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Villu (Tamil: வில்லு; English: Bow) is a 2009 Tamil language action film written and directed by Prabhu Deva. The film stars Vijay in a dual role while Nayantara and Prakash Raj play other prominent roles. Manoj K. Jayan, Vadivelu, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
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Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.
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Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
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Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
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i (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: A bodybuilder ends up falling madly in love with a supermodel, but some scheming villains maim him. Is he able to overcome his physical handicap and win back his love?
Style: exciting, surreal, tense, psychological, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.6
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Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
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All the Best (2002)
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Duration: 165 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%