Shankar's NANBAN Theatrical Trailer Looks Like A Ton Of Fun!

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Shankar's NANBAN Theatrical Trailer Looks Like A Ton Of Fun!
Typically, Indian comedies don't really turn my crank.  However, when they are coming from the most visually stylized director in the country, my attention piques.

Last week we shared the first teaser for Nanban, and now there's a full theatrical trailer.  This trailer expands in all the right places to get me excited for this Tamil remake of the incredibly globally popular Bollywood smash hit 3 Idiots.

Nanban is directed by Shankar, the man behind 2010's breakthrough Tamil festival hit, Enthiran/Robot starring Superstar Rajnikanth. On the surface, a comedy about three men maneuvering their way through college seems like a huge step backward into domesticity for Shankar, but after three minutes in his world, I'm sold!

Before Enthiran, Shankar directed the highest grossing Indian film of 2008, Sivaji.  That film was masterfully composed and executed and remains a personal favorite.  It also showcases his visual inventiveness even when the story doesn't include snake-robot-monsters or androids. Prior to that he directed Anniyan, which is the best supernatural/kung fu/multiple personality disorder/action/comedy/musical remake of Se7en you'll ever see. Anniyan also showed Shankar's visual flair in spades. Much of the core crew from Enthiran is coming back to Nanban including editor Anthony, and Academy Award winning sound editor Resul Pookutty (Slumdog Millionaire).

I'm really looking forward to this one now and sincerely hope they subtitle it in theaters because it looks like a blast!
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kaizokuDecember 28, 2011 6:10 PM

josh, is it possible you are easily please, or is it that i look for even a very small flaw in anything Vijay does and dislike it....? probably the latter ;)

so far i have avoided the last few vijay movies, but the only reason i will see this movie is cause of Shankar and Sathyaraj.

i'll keep my fingers crossed that i dont regret watching this movie :)

kaizokuDecember 28, 2011 6:11 PM

ps. might i suggest another tamil movie while you're waiting for this one to come out? check out "Engeyum Eppothum". I hear this is probably gonna be remade in Hindi soon :-p

J HurtadoDecember 29, 2011 9:04 PM

Tell you what, I wasn't that interested until I saw this longer trailer. Looks fun though. I have a lot of faith in Shankar