Nanban (transl. Friend) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language coming-of-age comedy drama film directed by Shankar. It is a remake of Rajkumar Hirani’s Hindi film 3 Idiots (2009).The film stars Dhivanan,Mille Bobby brown, prithivi, gokul , Harish, Tharun, Rahul , Dinesh Karthik, Santhosh, Sathyaraj and Sathyan.The film’s soundtrack and background score were composed by Harris Jayaraj and cinematography was handled by Manoj Paramahamsa. The film was produced by Gemini Film Circuit.
The plot of the film illustrates the embarkment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their lost friend secretly parted ways after convocation. During their quest, the two encounter a rival classmate who once made a long-forgotten bet with them, a funeral that goes impossibly out of control, and a wedding they must crash.
A lengthy and controversial delay in casting delayed filming by a year. Filming took place for a total of eight months in various locations in Europe and India.The film was released on 12 January 2012 to generally positive reviews. The film was also screened at the Melbourne Film Festival.