Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (English: Affectionate, Unflinching, Unconquerable Man) also known as AAA, is an Indian Tamil-language romantic action comedy film written and directed by Adhik Ravichandran and produced by S. Michael Rayappan under banner of Global Infotainment. The film features Silambarasan, Tamannaah and Shriya Saran in the lead roles, while Simbu plays his first triple role. The film has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography handled by Krishnan Vasant and editing done by Ruben.
The film begins in Dubai where a cop named Ruby interrogates an old man in an attempt to capture the dreaded don Michael. The man narrates Michael’s story.
Back in the 1980s, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Madura Michael is a notorious thug who works for a smuggler named Senthamarai and kills for money. He spends his time with his sidekicks played by Mahat and VTV Ganesh. Michael falls for Selvi, a girl from his town. Selvi rejects him initially, but later reciprocates his love. She asks him to leave his gangster life and move to Dubai, starting a new life. Micheal half-heartedly accepts this. However, an enemy from the same gang backstabs Michael by turning into a witness for many murders committed by Michael and the latter is jailed. Michael then escapes prison with the help of his friends and finds out that Selvi is about to get married to a man of her parents’choice. Understanding that he is going to be on the run forever, Michael leaves Selvi and migrates to Dubai where he rose to become a dreaded gangster.
Back in Dubai, the old man, one of Michael’s friends, dies soon after narrating the story. Ruby and the other cops figure out that Michael will be over 50 years old and would be fearing for his life, hiding somewhere. They circle in on Chennai and send a fax of Michael’s photo to the police in Chennai. But Michael is revealed to be living a lavish and happy life in Chennai under the alias of Ashwin Thaatha.
Ashwin has all the money he wants, but a woman in his life. So he decides to get married. While interviewing probable brides, he falls in love with a much younger girl called Ramya, who along with her father is running an old-age home. Ashwin mistakes Ramya’s friendly talks as reciprocation of his love and is ecstatic when she decides to tell her father about her love.
At a ceremony, Ramya breaks the news to her father by saying that she’s loving someone and wants to marry him, but the age difference might be a problem. To Ashwin’s surprise, Ramya introduces a younger man called Shiva who looks like Ashwin. It turns out that Shiva is a few years younger than Ramya and they had pursued a long distance relationship, him being settled in US.
A distraught and broken Ashwin retorts to drinking and turns negative when he kidnaps Shiva. He employs a prominent make-up artist and plans to use their resemblance to pose as Shiva and win over Ramya. The film ends here hinting a sequel where the future of the main characters will be shown.
Directed by Adhik Ravichandran
Produced by S. Michael Rayappan
Written by Adhik Ravichandran
Starring Silambarasan, Tamannaah, Shriya Saran
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Krishnan Vasant
Edited by Ruben
Production Global Infotainment
Release date 23 June 2017
Running time 160 minutes