An American bio-technologist must race against time and heavy odds to retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial.

Director:

(as K.S. Ravi Kumar)

Writers:

(dialogue), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #218 | 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vasool Raja- is in a rowdy gang, where they get money from people. When his parents are coming for a visit,he & his gang pretend they are running a hospital. Later Vasool's parents find out... See full summary »

Director: Saran
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sneha, Prabhu
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed?

Director: Chakri Toleti
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Venkatesh Daggubati
Vishwaroopam (2013)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. She hires a detective to keep a watch on her husband, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal Haasan
Stars: Pooja Kumar, Miles Anderson, Kamal Haasan
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.

Director: Gautham Menon
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Prakash Raj
Sivaji (2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman
Anniyan (2005)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings. To cheer him up, his buddies arrange for a steamy evening with a ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Simran, Ramya Krishnan
Virumandi (2004)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director: Kamal Haasan
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy
Papanasam (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Gautami, Niveda Thomas
Enthiran (2010)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An android constructed by a scientist falls in love with the bride-to-be of his creator.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa
Chandramukhi (2005)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge

Director: P. Vasu
Stars: Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika
Mudhalvan (1999)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Kothai / Andaal / Radha
...
Jasmine
...
...
Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
P. Vasu ...
Politician
...
Sheikh Mukhtaar
...
Muslim women
...
Guide
Santhana Bharathi ...
Goon
Akash ...
Inspector Bharat
R. Sunder Rajan ...
Politician
Chakri Toleti ...
Sai Ram
...
Doctor (as Ramesh Kanna)
Chitti Babu ...
CID

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dasavathaaram  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£126,718 (UK) (13 June 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The term "Dasavatharam" is used in Hindu mythology to depict the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Kamal Haasan plays ten characters in this film. See more »

Goofs

Shingen Narahashi's sister fights of Fletcher at her house. She is pushed into the bath tub. When the fight sequence resumes, her clothes (and hair) are completely dry. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Thamizh Padam (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh... Ho... Sanam
(Re-Mix)
Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great Work. Don't Miss It.
16 June 2008 | by (Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

(First of all, I'm not a Fanboy) How could a movie in which One Man In Ten Roles be bad/not good?

I agree that, the story line is not that strong as we expected. It has got only a basic thread (but) onto which the ten characters have been BEAUTIFULLY interlaced.

The Movie is a VISUAL TREAT (100%). It is worth the money you pay for.

If you want to experience the full thrill of the movie, don't read any summaries/synopsis nor read about the Ten Characters of Mr. Kamal in the film. If you've read about those different characters before watching the movie, You've already missed a great part of the thrill.

Some characters of him, (I'm not mentioning since it has to be experienced) are SO PERFECT that you'll take time to convince your mind that it's Mr. Kamal itself.

Now into the movie. There are shots, where 3 or more characters of Mr. Kamal interact with each other. (not to mention a shot which took 20 days where Mr. Kamal kicks Mr.Kamal!!)

Though, you might get slightly bored during the half hour just before the intermission, the events after the intermission are enough and more to pull you back into the movie. Especially, the Tsunami Sequence is the best. Perfectly shot sequence. Also there are some Hollywood-class Car Chases including Choppers (which are a rare thing in Indian Cinemas).

Overall, I recommend this movie. Be proud that this happened in Indian Cinema.

Thank You. (I've not mentioned any incident/event so as not to spoil the thrill. It has to be experienced).


17 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?