Enakkul Oruvan (A man within me) is a 2015 Tamil psychological thriller movie directed by debutant Prasad Ramar and produced by C. V. Kumar. A remake of the 2013 Kannada film Lucia by Pawan Kumar, the film features Siddharth and Deepa Sannidhi in the lead roles, with Santhosh Narayanan composing the film’s music. The film was released on 6 March 2015.
The plot is non-linear, and the end scene of the film shows the real beginning of the story.The plot starts with the protagonist being in a state of coma and continuing only on life support. The film, from the beginning, tells two stories of the same person, one in colour and the other in black and white.
A detective from Mumbai crime branch starts investigating the incident that caused the protagonist’s (Siddharth) current state. The Detective going through his belongings stumbles upon some scribbled notes and a mysterious pill. Meanwhile, police capture two suspects and interrogate them for information.
The story starts with Vicky who is from a village and working as an Usher/”torch-shiner” in a movie theatre owned by Durai (Aadukalam Naren). Vicky suffers from insomnia. On one of his sleepless nights Vicky is contacted by a drug dealer who gives him Lucia pills as a solution to his sleeping problems. This drug is said to have the capability to help one dream the life they want but has the side-effect, that on discontinuation the same dreams shall turn into a nightmare.
With the help of the Lucia pills, Vicky starts seeing himself as being a successful actor called Vignesh surrounded by people he knows in the real world. Film actor Vignesh’s life is depicted in black-and-white. Durai, the theater owner where Vicky works, had directed a film in his youth produced by a thug, who now wants Durai to sign off his theatre for his debt. In the black-and-white life, Vignesh and Durai gets a number of death threats from a person. More events from the dream are followed by similar events in reality as Vicky falls in love with Divya (Deepa Sannidhi) who is a model in the dream and a waitress in reality…..
Directed by Prasad Ramar
Produced by C. V. Kumar
Written by Pawan Kumar
Starring Siddharth, Deepa Sannidhi, Srushti Dange
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography Gopi Amarnath
Edited by Leo John Paul
Production Thirukumaran Entertainment
Distributed by Y Not Studios , Radiance Media, Abi TCS Studios, Dream Factory
Release dates 6 March 2015
Running time 136min