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The Ten Avatars (2008)
"Dasavatharam" (original title)

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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 ...
Jaya Prada ...
Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
P. Vasu ...
Politician
Nagesh ...
Sheikh Mukhtaar
K.R. Vijaya ...
Muslim women
M.S. Bhaskar ...
Guide
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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The film was originally meant to release on August 12 2006, but was delayed by six months to release on April 14 2007 - an auspicious date, being the Tamil New Year's Day. Unfortunately, the release was delayed further and the film was tentatively scheduled to release on February 15, 2008. Then legal wrangles forced the film to be postponed a further four months. 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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Kaa... Karuppanukkum
Performed by Shalini Singh
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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A roller-coaster ride
28 June 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

First, I am a huge Kamal Haasan fan. But that when I say this movie great, me being a fan has nothing to do with it. This is one hugely compelling thriller. The screenplay is so taut and beautifully tied together, you sit engaged for over three hours. Not knowing that time is flying by. But K.S.Ravikumar's direction and the special effects, save for the climatic tsunami scene, fall way over the mark. In some scenes Ravikumar's choice of shots and scene design are quite appalling. But he does a competent job. But his lack of command of cinematic technique shows through. In my opinion, what this film needed was a director of the caliber of someone such as Steven Spielberg. In other words, a natural with an uncanny film sense, could lift this material. Just like Spielberg lifted Raiders of the Lost Ark to 'classic' status. K.S.Ravikumar treats this like an ordinary masala flick. So the direction is flat and uninteresting. He fails to 'interpret' the script. And that is where this film falls short of international standards. But most Indian audiences don't understand film technique anyway. They confuse it with cinematography. All they understand is acting and story. And in these two departments, Kamal Haasan excels. I think the responsibility was too much. Otherwise he would have directed it himself. Making it a much better movie. Nevertheless, this is an excellent watch. Highly recommended. Way better than the moronic Sivaji.


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