Nanban, the new generation comedy-drama, directed by Shankar, had Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D’Cruz, Sathyaraj, and Sathyan, in essential jobs. While the music for the film was by Harris Jayaraj, the cinematography was by Manoj Paramahamsa and edited by Anthony. The audio launch of the film was a fabulous issue held in Coimbatore. Nanban was delivered by Gemini Film Circuit and was even screened at the Melbourne Film Festival. The film hit screens on January 12, 2012, and finishes a decade after 10yrs.
Nanban is a revamp of the Bollywood hit Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, which thus, was an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT! The first had Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya. The film likewise got a Mexican change which was named 3 Idiotas.
The film denoted the second joint effort of Harris Jayaraj and Shankar after Anniyan. This was additionally Vijay’s first excursion with Harris Jayaraj. The collection highlighted six melodies, including En Frienda Pola, Heartile Battery, Asku Laska, Enthan Kan Munne, Irukana, and Nalla Nanban. Lyrics for the melodies were by Pa Vijay, Viveka, Na Muthukumar, and Madhan Karky.
The makers of the movie are said to have approached well-known movie directors to execute the film before confirming Shankar. Up to that point, Shankar had made just original contents. With this film, Shankar chose to defy the norm and proceeded to do his first redo as he was very intrigued by the Hindi version of the film.
Ileana D’ Cruz, who made her Tamil presentation with director Jyothi Krishna’s Kedi, made her come back with Nanban. She cast an impression on her screen persona and acting ability. Her dance number Asku Laska opposite Vijay was a chartbuster. The tune was sung by Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi, and Suvi. The Telugu version Snehitudu was additionally released. However, Ileana didn’t appear in any Tamil film after that.