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Zee Cinema: Channel Premiere of International Rowdy on 1st June at 9 PM

MUMBAI: Science-fiction movies transport you to a world of imagination where nothing is impossible and the power of science is explored beyond the mind’s eye. Being a contrast to films that depict realism, these stories offer the audience a chance to live beyond the ordinary. Zee Cinema, World’s Largest Theatre for Hindi Movies brings one such blockbuster ‘International Rowdy’ on Thursday, 1st June at 9 PM.

After the super-hit movie ‘I’, the versatile Chiyaan Vikram returns to the screen with International Rowdy. What makes the movie a must watch is that there are going to be two of him — Chiyaan Vikram is playing a dual role in the film and he is both the hero and the villain. Vikram known for his different looks in all his films, plays an intelligence officer named Vinod and his staunch opponent Love – a psychotic transgender scientist. Along with Vikram, Nayanthara and Nithya Menen are in lead roles. Shot in the exotic locations of Malaysia and Thailand, the movie boasts of beautiful locales, exuberating chemistry between the lead stars, high-octane action and just the right amount of drama to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The actor known to pursue movies that require him to push the envelope, superstar Vikram said, “I love experimenting with powerful, contrasting, layered and varied roles. Besides the subject, it was the portrayal of characters that made me accept the film. It was quite unconventional and challenging. I gave my 300 percent and pushed myself to the maximum as an actor and an individual. Every day was an experience for me.”

Director Anand Shankar comments “There are elements of science fiction in the movie but that’s only one part of the film, which adds to the intriguing factor. Basically, I wanted to make an action thriller which is large in scale and has the fine sensibilities of a James Bond flick.”

Several Indian Officers get killed in Malaysia by a 71 year old suspicious man within 5 minutes. To get hold of the criminal who triggered this mass killing, RAW officials reach out to suspended officer Vinod (Vikram) to take charge of the case. He recognizes the scientist as Love (also played by Vikram), who killed his wife Meera George (Nayantara), 5 years ago. He discovers about the mysterious drug ‘Speed’ that Love uses and plans to put an end to it. He is helped by another RAW agent Aayushi (Nithya Menen), who travels with him to Malaysia, only to find that Meera is alive and works as a hacker for Love. Thereon, begins a deadly chase revolving around the Speed Inhaler.