Panchathanthiram is an eternal comedy classic. The film completed 17 years yesterday. Let’s look at some interesting facts about the film.
1. The movie is inspired from the 1998 American film Very Bad Things.
2. The 2013 Punjabi Movie Lucky Di Unlucky is inspired by Panchathanthiram.
3. The movie was initially planned with A.R Rahman but budget constraints meant Deva came onboard as music director.
4. Kris Srikanth was supposed to play the role played by Yuhi Sethu.
5. A sequel was planned but it didn’t happen. But scenes from the proposed sequel was used in Manmadhan Ambu.
6. The Maggi song Vai Raja Vai had lyrics from the Hindi song Aana Meri Jaan from Shehnai which released in 1947.
7. This was Simran’s second film with Kamal Haasan after Pammal K Samandham which also released in 2002.
8. The four friends of Kamal Haasan were from four different states in the movie.
9. This was K.S Ravikumar’s 3rd film with Kamal Haasan after Avai Shanmughi and Thenali.
10. This is the second collaboration of K.S Ravi Kumar- Kamal Haasan – Deva combo after Avai Shanmughi.