• Movie: Iruvar/The Duo
  • Tamil:இருவர்
  • Director:Mani Ratnam
  • Writer: Mani Ratnam,Suhasini
  • Producer: Mani Ratnam,G. Srinivasan
  • Cinematographer: Santosh Sivan
  • Release Date: January 14, 1997
  • Runtime:158 mins
  • Distributor: Madras Talkies
  • Language: Tamil
  • Country: India


A struggling actor Anandam (Mohanlal) is befriended by up and coming grassroots leader and scriptwriter Tamilchelvam (Prakashraj). As Anandam grows in popularity, he becomes an important tool for the Tamilchelvam and his party in wooing the public. After the death of the party leader Annadurai (Nasser), both protagonists find themselves in candidacy for the top spot, the schism is inevitable.


1,The film is a fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the influential relationship between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.

2, it aslo mark debut of Aishwarya Rai who was former Miss World 1994 who actullay aspring actress