Saturday, December 27, 2008

Anniyan ending discussion

The ending of Shankar and Vikram's mega entertainer Anniyan is open for interpretation in different ways.

I would say that the evil Vikram took over the softer personality - in order to be released from prison - because that was the only way he could continue to fulfill his goals. It makes sense, a non-resurgence of the evil side would have him released and then he would be a free man. This, is a very sinister and hair raising plot.

Another opinion is that he still wasn't fully cured, and he is still in his old state, with the occasional recurring disorder. In my opinion this does not seem to make a fit ending, but the discussion continues....

Edit1: In response to Blany's comment I will detail my first suggestion.
All through the film the Anniyan appears when something bad is happening. In the end, the guy who was drinking is missing and Sada sees Vikram smiling, in good character standing by the door. When she hugs him, Vikram suddenly becomes the Anniyan and throws the drunkard off the train. So there is a sudden change in character, with the intent of not revealing to other persons the goings on. Hence the evil Vikram has taken over the good Vikram and appears at the evil character's own willing.

Though, if Blany is right, this may not be psychologically possible, I would love to believe it could happen. It makes a fantastic ending.

2 comments:

BlanyAshwin said...

Hey I read an article on Multiple Personality Disorder.... (MPD)... Any1 can trace out a guy has MPD only when he/she can actually react 2 a situation.... which brings out a new persona....You cant find if he is cured or not... A new situation can bring back the old persona... so the climax all had logic... U cannot cure MPD... U need to try to live with it... I wud have been a tragic ending if Vikram was still in hospital.... I predicted d climax... bcoz Shankar always gives small characters... importance in d climax... e.g.Shivaji the guy who wants money for donation kills Suman,A boy blows himself in d climax in gentleman...

«charlie|thotti» said...

Edit 1 appended. Good climax and ending, I agree. Shankar will have to think of an innovative ending for his future films.