Nanban is a Tamil comedy drama film directed by S. Shankar. The film features an assembly cast that comprises Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana D’Cruz, Sathyan and Sathyaraj. It is the Tamil version of the superhit Bollywood movie 3 Idiots.
The movie opened to an irresistible response with more than 90% occupancy. The film saw its universal release on January 12, 2012 to extremely positive reviews. A dubbed version in Telugu, titled Snehithudu, is also criticized for release in 2012.
Whereas, Vettai is a Tamil action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy. The film stars Arya, R. Madhavan, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul in the lead roles. The film was released international on January 13, 2012.