Hi Everyone,
…….ha… we’ve successfully completed 98.8888% of the film, and the rest 1.1112% is one song and a quarter of another song, will be shot in the first week of September.

I feel ‘Nanban’ has shaped out very well in all aspects… The highlight of the film will be its characters and the excellent performances of the artists in it. Its going to be a treat watching Vijay, Jeeva, Sathyaraj, Srikanth, Sathyan, Illeana altogether… every scene is edited and dubbed till date.

Vijay throwed a wonderful party for the completion of the film and it was so nice that all the artists and technicians of the film gathered; it was a very very relaxing evening full of jolly talks, dance, fun, laughter etc.

Thanks to everyone who wished me on my birthday. My wife threw a surprise party, and it was another wonderful day. Vijay, Vikram, Jeeva, Sathyaraj, Srikanth, K.V.Anand, Lingusamy, Randy, A.M.Rathnam, Harris and Antony were there, surprisingly Superstar called me and wished, and made my day.

I started working on the final edit of the film for the background score and rushing Harris to complete the songs for the audio release.

Anna Hazare’s dream is
every ‘INDIAN’s dream!
Hope this dream comes true!

C U Soon!


83 Responses to 98.8888%

  1. balaji says:

    Sir, can u tell me the location where the climax of Nanban shoot out. Please tell the exact location in rameshwaram.


    nanban story, still it really happen in my true life.

  3. rangarajan.s says:

    sir i have many of your directed films all are awsome
    and small suggestion or(idea) to u dont feel bad on me.
    why dont remake the billa2 or indian2 with ranji sir your combination
    is awsome. and it will be a hatric hit of your combination


  4. sivakumar says:

    sir your r next film indian-2 hero who

  5. sivakumar says:

    sir, nanban movie who’s telugu version hero

  6. Sumeeth says:


    Am a Kannadiga. But am a great fan for your creative films like Gentleman, Indian, Anniyan, Shivaji.

    But a really dissapointed with you taking up a film which is already done in Hindi. Can you please let me know what prompted you to take this movie which is already seen by 1.2 Bilion people ? What so different that you are trying to do in this movie except language and actor ?

    Please adhere to your original creativity and refrain from making any remake’s Please.

    Appreciate your reply to this.

    Sincere Shankar Fan


  7. dilip says:

    hi…….when will u work thala ajith?

  8. Libin Hlr says:

    Nanban Mega Hit than, plz sir Sun picturesta matum Nanbana Kuduthurathinga., Vijay fans r all waiting to see the movie., VJ-Shankar-HJ-Ileana Combo Will Rock all over the world., Thx sir., Plz do another fresh movie with Thalaivar Vijay

  9. Shanmuga says:

    Hello Sir,
    Nice album.. Thanks for the sharing.. Btw. u been to rameshwaram for Nanban Shootings? Thats for song/fight/? cool sir.. Expecting the movie.. Thanks.

  10. P.VENKATA MURALI says:





    SHANKAR SIR……..!



  11. Soma says:

    What about your next project after Nanban? Will you work with Rahman? Plzzzzzzz replyyyyyyy…..

  12. srini vijay says:

    what is your comments on ‘VELAYUDHAM’ songs? Pls reply me sir……….

  13. srini vijay says:

    Hello sir! I’m already msg u about the ‘NANBAN’.vijay anna fans are so excited about the movie hope vijay-jeeva-srikanth combo will rock on screen! Belated ‘BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU SIR’LONG LIVE.

  14. srini vijay says:

    Hello sir! I’m already msg u about the ‘NANBAN’.vijay anna fans are so excited about the movie hope vijay-jeeva-srikanth combo will rock on screen! Delated ‘BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU SIR’LONG LIVE.

  15. manoooo "nanban" says:








    “intha pongalku sankar sirku sema collection maaaah”

    “thank u sirrrrr”

  16. RK says:

    விஜய், ஜீவா, ஸ்ரீகாந்த் நடிக்க ஷங்கர் இயக்கி வரும் படம் ‘நண்பன்’. இப்படத்தின் படப்பிடிப்பு இன்னும் கொஞ்சம் மட்டுமே பாக்கி உள்ளது.

    இயக்குனர் ஷங்கர் ஒரு படத்தின் படப்பிடிப்பு முழுவதும் முடிந்து முதல் பிரதியை பார்த்தவுடன் தான் தனது அடுத்த பட வேலைகள் பற்றி சிந்திக்க துவங்குவார்.

    இப்போது நாட்டில் நடைபெற்று வரும் சம்பவங்களை பார்த்து, ஷங்கரின் நண்பர்கள் அவரிடம் ‘இந்தியன் -2′ எடுக்க சொல்லி வற்புறுத்தி வருகிறார்கள்.

    இயக்குனர் ஷங்கர் ‘நண்பன்’ படத்தின் அனைத்து பணிகளையும் முடித்து முதல் பிரதி பார்த்தவுடன் இது பற்றி சிந்திக்க இருக்கிறாராம்.

    ஏற்கனவே ‘இந்தியன்’ படத்தில் நடித்து அனைவரது பாராட்டையும் பெற்றார் கமல். கமல் அளித்த பேட்டி ஒன்றில் “நாயகன் -2 படத்தில் நடிப்பீர்களா? ” என்ற கேள்விக்கு ” நாயகன்-2 வருமா என்று தெரியாது.. ஆனால் இந்தியன் – 2 வர வாய்ப்பிருக்கிறது ” என்று கூறி இருந்தார்.

    ஷங்கரின் சிந்தனையும், கமலின் அளித்த பழைய பேட்டியையும் பார்க்கும் போது இந்தியன் -2 துவங்கும் என்றே கோலிவுட்டில் நம்புகிறார்கள் .

  17. sathish says:

    sir nan enna thappa kettuten enoda comments ella approve panama del panitinga???

  18. parthiban(seefire) says:

    en thalapathy’a vachu padam pannathuku romba thanks sir,vijay always mass heroooo sir.

  19. Karthik Krishnan says:

    photo 20 looks great. Is that inside a car?

  20. Karthik Krishnan says:

    every INDIAN’s dream is Anna Hazare’s dream.
    Audio release eppo sir?

  21. sakthi anand says:

    athu mattum illa sir NANBAN ku peragu vijay dhaan no 1 actor dancer in india nu sollanum……… pls sir vijay sir ku entha padam oru periya turning point ah irukanum irukum

  22. sakthi anand says:

    sir….. one of ur song should overtake the allu arjun’s dance in d badrinath(in the night)………

  23. sathish says:

    Sir,please release a teaser trailer of NANBAN !!!

  24. Sai Krishna says:

    I am very happy that your birthday was celebrated well and I wish that you spend many more such birthdays.All the Best for “Nanban”. Please release this movie in Telugu too since people in AP will watch the movie for you.I am proud that the movie I first watched in a theater as a child is your first movie as a director,i.e, Gentleman.Sir, please give details of your next project. I wish that you will make another movie that deals with society, since our society is plagued with all kinds of problems possible. I sincerely wish you all the success. Eid Mubarak and Happy Ganesha Chaturthi.

  25. ML says:

    Hi Sir,
    Sathyaraj sir looks gr8! opt get up 4 this role!! Very exciting & eagerly awaiting to watch the movie…

  26. biju says:

    tell me the truth this will b for pongal?

  27. Ajay says:

    Sir,please publish a teaser trailer of NANBAN !!!! eagerly waiting for it !!! or it would be better if u release the trailer along with velayutham release !! like ajith’s mangatha carrying Billa 2 teaser..Vijay’s velayutham could carry NANBAN teaser !!! Hope my msg reaches u sir !! it could be a good promotion too ! :) :)

  28. Srinivas Prashanth says:

    Dear Sir,
    Can we expect this movie release for Diwali 2011???

  29. Krish says:

    Congrats sir! Stills r superb.. Gr8 relief u hv nt used any nest like wigs 4 sathyaraj sir.. He luks nice.. No one can beat u in cast selection.. Jiiva s pakka.. Expectng songs eagerly.. All d best.. All is well..

  30. Mohamed Ansari says:

    It is very happy to hear that nanban 98.8888% is completed,sir pls finish that 1.1112% as soon as possible,we are eagerly waiting to watch the movie,and also release songs soon

  31. Solai says:

    Hello Sir,

    After watching ‘INDIAN’ movie, everyone wants person like INDIAN thatha to root out corruption in our country. YES… That man is ‘ANNA HAZARE’. Today, your (and all INDIANS) dream has come true. Thanks for the SUPERB movie. Keep directing movies like INDIAN,MUDHALVAN, ANNIYAN…


  32. Kubendran says:


    I have seen the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, Story and some of the scenes resembles as like “endhiran”. What you think of this?
    Wish you All the best for “Nanban” and belated birthday wishes.


  33. karthik says:

    thalapathy ya vechu eduthachu…eppo enga thala ya vechu edukka porengaaaaaaaaaa….

  34. Vijay says:

    Stills are exceptional. Nice and curious to see Vijay-Shankar combo… Thanks for sharing the pics Sir…

  35. harsha says:

    aftr dis…enthiran 2 or a movie inspired by anna hazare..plzzzzz reply sir….

  36. BalaKrishnan says:

    Thanks for saying some lines about Anna Hazzare.

  37. Dr.Nanda Kumar says:

    Sir Pls Read This Article iF u have Time “Anna Hazzare and Shankar’s Indian”
    LINK: http://www.behindwoods.com/features/column/index-sk-09.html

  38. Vijay says:

    Good to see the developments… Can we expect this movie for diwali ??? What happened to S J Surya Sir??

  39. thiru says:

    sir pictures r awesome… pls tell the release date of audio and the movie??? eagerly waiting for nanban… pls release it soon sir..

  40. kmr says:

    nd 1 small request sir, nanban padathula cast names podumbothu buildup illama original version la iruntha maathiri simple ah podunga. pls dont add special effects fr vijay’s name lik his other movies, let it be simple sir i think tat wuld b better fr tis kind of movies…..its jus my suggestion, then its ur wish.. :)

  41. kmr says:

    Sir, pls try ur max. to release nanban atleast on christmas…bcaus i think surely ur nt going 2 release it fr diwali…so if nt on diwali, christmas would b the best choice..bt anyhw pls try to release by this year itself…pls pls.. :)

  42. kmr says:

    Thanx fr the updates sir…pics are superb… :)

  43. Rina says:

    Thanks for the stills sir. Lovely stills, cuteeeeee Vj. Expecting the movie soon.

  44. Libin Hlr says:

    Vijay Looking Awesome

  45. Santhosh says:

    Superb Prictures sir……….It Increases more expectation…..நண்பனை எதிர்பார்த்த காத்திருக்கும் உங்கள் ரசிகன்.

    எல்லாம் நலம்.

  46. praveen says:


  47. santu says:

    Really superb………………vijay anna is really cute

  48. sakthi ananth says:

    i think after NANBAN ur direction style will change ………

    we r expecting ur surprise and wonderful shots in NANBAN also………

    shakar nallye brammandam dhaan illamaya irukapothu…..

  49. sakthi ananth says:

    sir unga jeans pathala poovukul ollithu irukum song mathiri…. oru vethiyasamana oru FRIENDSHIP song irukuma ??

    bcoz friendship song la eppa varathe illa….. but intha pathala kachidhama irukum…..

  50. sakthi ananth says:

    sir……… vijay anna sathyaraj getup la irukura mathiri scene iruka ?? …. bcoz zoobi doobi song la amir khan atha (sathyaraj role) irukavar getup la vanthathu super ah irukum ;)

  51. frank says:

    thalivar semma cute! sir v r all waiting for the great blockbuster.

  52. Ram Balaji Subbaiyan says:

    “Thappu enna bannian size ah small,medium,large nu athoda vilaivugala paaruga ellam extra large thaan!!!”Are you missing the presence of your “script doctor” late Mr.Sujatha sir???In a script like Nanban dialogues would have a stronger influence ,who is penning the dialogues???am awaiting to see ur reply for this question sir

  53. Arun-Pos says:

    We(fans of ur great work) are sure dat nanban will be the block buster of this year….n cent percent improvised version of “3 idiots”….n especially i want to thank u sir for creating this site to communicate with us….
    All the best for ur future projects sir…wish u success in all ur work..
    May ur work will be the mediator to deliver good thoughts to people…
    Long Live Shankar sir!!!!
    Jai hind.

  54. ShankarDasan says:

    நான் ஏதாவது தப்பா கேட்டுடனா?????
    உங்களிடம் ஒரு மில்லியன் டாலர் கேள்வி??? மன்னிக்கவும்!!!!
    ஒரு பில்லியன் டாலர் கேள்வி?????
    Please let us know your NEXT SERIOUS MOVIE!!!!
    உங்க formula படி, ஒரு சீரியஸ் Movie அப்புறம் ஒரு காதல் Movie.
    0. Gentleman – Kadhalan (These 2 films are Sample)
    1. (Indian) – Jeans
    2. (Mudhalvan, Nayak) – Boys
    3. (Anniyan, Sivaji, Enthiran) – Nanban
    4. ( ?, ??, ???, ????) – ?
    ஹை ஜாலி!!! SIR, உங்க அடுத்த 4 படமும் சீரியஸ் படம்தான்!!! Sooooooper!!
    உங்க LOVE SUBJECT படத்துக்கு நான் ரசிகன் !!!
    SERIOUS SUBJECT படத்துக்கு நான் வெறியன்!!!
    உங்க NEXT MOVIE என்னனு எனக்கு மட்டும் சொல்லுங்க சார்!! ப்ளீஸ் சார்!! ப்ளீஸ் சார்!! ப்ளீஸ் சார்!! :-) )
    Sir, If you tell, it is wrong comment then ” I willn’t disturb to you again”………………..
    Sorry sir. I have wasted your time… plz forgive me…
    Barath.,……urs Shankardasan

  55. jOhN fRaNcIs says:

    Great.. All is Well..
    Sir, ur pictures all awesome. any idea to do a comeo role in Nanban??? And about soundtrack, total songs? can we hear the songs on September?
    God Bless.

    Nanban is Well.
    All is Well.

  56. Dinesh says:

    Sir Stills are rocking.. We were waiting for Vijay & Shankar combo very long time.. Dreams come true.. Thalapathy, Neenga “NANBAN” nu stills pathave theriyuthu.. Hope u will join again with namma Vijay after Murugadas & Gautam film.. :)
    Sir what about next film.? We fans are expecting different film from you..!! :)

  57. DEVA says:

    it’s a privilege to get such a great director in tamil cinema world who makes magics on screen..lucky to see my most fav actor acting in my most fav director’s film…its really lik a dream came true..its a great honor to all vijay fans to see vijay anna casting your film…..thanks a lot sir…looking forward for nanban eagerly….all is well

  58. ShankarDasan says:

    Shankar Sir,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful News!!
    நண்பன் தீபாவளிக்கு வந்துருவானா??
    We are early waiting for your answer!!!!!
    3 Idiots Vs நண்பன் – I hope definitely நண்பன் will win & I am praying for that.
    Thanks for revealing Sathiyaraj Pics after long time!
    All Pics are very good. Especially, the 14th pic of yours. I like that Style! Tx Sir!

  59. viNO says:

    Sir waiting for the songs and movie. Im die hard fan of Harris jayaraj sir. I know songs & movie going to rock. Please release the songs soon as possible. Thank you so much sir.

  60. Prem says:

    Sir…Stills are superbbbbbb!!!!! Vijay looks as dashing as ever!!!! Thanks a lot for the pics, Sir…
    I’m eagerly looking forward to this film!!!! Thanks once again!!!

    Thalabathy and u both rock!!!!!!!!!111

  61. Jacob says:

    waiting for the movie sir
    very nice picture,
    we are also waiting with the fresh script like Indian

  62. Aravind says:

    Thx for t pics sir .. Keep us updated..:) Waiting for a BB expecting a sure shot deadly combo ..B-)

  63. sir says:

    thalapathy kalakunga…

  64. dhilip says:

    sir it’s happy hear the news… we like individual combo with thalapathy… stills are amazing… we’ll make nanban one of the landmark in indian cinema…. vijay rocks..

  65. Vimal says:

    Chanceless…..sir….shanker equal to shanker only….location, songs and even small thing table also looks grand sir…..hats off to you..sir.. Very very cool pictures, I really loved so much.

  66. Arun says:

    Thank you very much for sharing the pics.. Our Thalapathy looks young and cool! Good Luck for you and the whole crew! If my guess is right, Nanban will hit the screen for Pongal Release!!

  67. Siva says:


  68. sethu says:

    Super sir…How was the experience working with our thalapathy?

  69. jegan ebi says:

    nice sir plze soon the audio launchhhhhhhhhhh

  70. sudeep says:

    sir excellent work our vijay anna rocks he alway but in nanban is special for all our thalapathy fan

  71. pravesh says:

    hi sir,

    im a big fan of u, im sure nanban will cum out very well, im desperate to watch the movie. i love vijay very much, im sure u would have shaped him well for this film…..im was waiting for a director to take vijay to the next level, and finally it was u , who else can i expect than u. i wished u directly 2 months back in chennai airport when u returned from madurai, u just smiled at me when i said all the best for nanban, i cannot forgot that smile forever……all the best for the film sir…..

  72. keerthana says:

    thanks fr pics sir…………….anna looks cool………………..hw is our anna performance in this film……………..better or equal to aamir khan;s performance ah

  73. nmPraveen says:

    Belated Birthday wishes.. Pictures are awesome sir. When can we expect audio release?

  74. mahesh says:

    sir when will be the audio release

  75. VIbin says:

    Thank u very much sir

  76. surya says:

    thankz a lot sir..eagerly waiting fr this movie…..when will this movie release?

  77. mahesh says:

    thank u sir for the update……..all the best for the film.

  78. Dinesh says:

    Thank you sir.. Always ur films will be a treats for us.. And in addition its Ilayathalapathy vijay. Think a great crew is involved.. Waiting for the nadigar pattalam to rock the screen..

    Can we expect it for Diwalii sir :)

  79. palani says:

    boss..adutha padam eppo??

  80. Irfan says:

    Hi Sir,

    Great to hear that “98.8888%” of shooting is over. All the stills are awesome including you sir!!! You mentioned earlier that movie would release in 2011 itself, hope it happens. Any idea when would be the audio release?

    Thanks you sir,


  81. Ram Fx says:

    Thanks For The News And Also For The Pics Sir :)

  82. arun says:

    sir how are the songs of harris shaped ???

    editro antony tweets harris nanban songs are super ??

  83. karthik says:

    thank you sir for awesome pictures,eagerly waiting for your entertainment with our vijay anna for the first time

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