Aanai (Eng: Order) is a 2005 Indian Tamil action drama film written and directed by Selva. It stars Arjun, Namitha and Keerthi Chawla in the lead, while Vadivelu, Sanghavi and Manoj K. Jayan play pivotal roles. D. Imman composed the soundtrack, while Shiva was the cinematographer for the venture which released in December 2005.
The film is a remake of the 2004 film Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. The film’s Hindi Bollywood remake, Ek Ajnabee, starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead, was released a week later.
Vijay (Arjun) is an ex-cop who was framed up after he cleaned the city of the scum of the earth including nine encounter killings of dreaded gangsters. Now out of work, he is persuaded by his former boss to be the bodyguard of 8-year-old Priya whose parents (Manoj K. Jayan and Sanghavi) are millionaires.
He is hired to protect the little girl from kidnappers who are on the prowl. The kidnappers are led by a loony militant called ‘Ahmed Khan’ who manages to kidnap Priya and humiliate Vijay. The rest of the film is how Vijay assisted by two glam girls (Namitha and Keerthi Chawla) mete out vigilante justice in a cat-and-mouse game with the kidnappers.
Directed by Selva
Written by Selva & G. K. Gopinath
Produced by K. S. Sreenivasan
Starring Arjun, Namitha, Keerthi Chawla
Cinematography K. S. Shiva
Edited by S. Sathish & J. N. Harsh
Music by Karthick Babu
Distributed by Vasan Visual Ventures
Release date 2 December 2005