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Dasavatharam (2008)

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An American Bio-Technologist must race against time and heavy odds to try and retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rangaraja Nambi / Govind Ramasaamy / The United States President / Avtar Singh / Christian Fletcher / Shinghen Narahasi / Krishnaveni / Vincent Poovaraagan / Kalifullah Khan / Pranab Kundu / Govind K. Somaiya / Krishnavali Badki / Babruan
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Kothai / Andaal / Radha
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Jasmine
Napolean ...
Jayapradha ...
Ranjitha Kaur
P. Vasu ...
Politician
Nagesh ...
Sheikh Mukhtaar
K.R. Vijaya ...
Muslim women
M.S. Bhaskar ...
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Santhana Bharathi ...
Goon
Akash ...
Inspector Bharat
R. Sunder Rajan ...
Politician
Chakri Toleti ...
Sai Ram
Ramesh Khanna ...
Doctor (as Ramesh Kanna)
Chitti Babu ...
CID
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Storyline

U.S.-based Bio-technologist, Govind K. Somaiyya, narrates from a stadium a tale of religious conflict in India - even before the appearance of Jesus and Allah. This conflict was between worshipers of Bhagwan Shri Shiv and Bhagwan Shri Vishnu - with devotees of the latter being put to death. Now in post-9/11 era President George W. Bush invests heavily in biological research but things get out of control when a vial containing a deadly chemical is inadvertently dispatched via courier to Tamil Nadu, India. In order to retrieve it, Govind must face heavy odds, including a deadly CIA Agent, Chris Fletcher; a killer named Jasmine; RAW Officer Pranab Kundu, as well as a martial-arts artist from Tokyo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dashavatar  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£126,718 (UK) (13 June 2008)

Gross:

£126,718 (UK) (13 June 2008)
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Trivia

The "Kaa...Karuppanukkum" song, with Kamal Haasan and Mallika Sherawat, was to be shot in the USA, but Sherawat had issues with her visa which meant she could not enter the States, so the song's destination was shifted to another destination: Malaysia. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Avatar Singh and Govindarajan are in the lift, Avatar Singh is seen to be leaving first while Govindarajan pretends to talk on his cellphone. If one looks closely, Govindarajan is holding his Nokia 3310 the wrong way - the screen is visible toward the camera. Possibly intended. See more »

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Soundtracks

Kallai Mattum
Performed by by Hariharan and Chorus
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vaali
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pure genius
15 June 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

an instance for chaos theory....the statuette hits ocean beds....beneath the bed develop faults....faults run for kilometers say upto indonesia ....and pressure builds up....for almost 800 years.....at last it unleashes....triggers tsunami....to save lives???? the above 3 lines is my opinion of the plot of dasaavatharam....yours may be different....if this is not art then what is???? the creative genius of kamal haasan has been unleashed to an audience who have witnessed thousand odd duets,thousand odd cheap fights and few good movies as well.music was good and the make up was not upto the standard that kamals earlier films had set.perhaps he felt the pressure of the time this project took.ravi varman deserves mention.asin was irritating at times and of the ten three to four roles was not enjoyed.and like this the film may contain many flaws if not less but kamal stands as tall as kalifulla khan does before these flaws.dasaavatharam may or may not be a commercial success but it is time for the world to stand up and congratulate this artist.


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