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Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 June 2008 (India)
After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

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(as K.S. Ravi Kumar)

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Cast

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Kulothunga Chola II
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Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
P. Vasu ...
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Sheikh Mukhtaar
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Muslim women
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Santhana Bharathi ...
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Akash ...
Inspector Bharat
R. Sunder Rajan ...
Politician
Chakri Toleti ...
Sai Ram
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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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13 June 2008 (India)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 300,000,000 (India), 4 March 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,058,000, 4 January 2009
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Trivia

This is Asin's first film in a double role. 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 »

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
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Best film ever made in Tamil
14 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Dasavatharam is spectacular What a super human effort! That will be the first reaction of any normal film buff who watches Kamal Haasan's Tamil magnum opus, Dasavathaaram. The film is certain to thrill and entertain the audience for all of its 165 minutes, making them feel that they are watching something unusual and spectacular on screen. The film starts off with an incident that occurs in the 12th century when Shaivite intolerance against Vaishnavites was at its peak. An ardent Vishnu devotee loses his life to save the idol of Lord Ranganatha. Kamal plays his first role of Vishnu devotee Rangarajan in this episode which is marked by excellent technical work and the actor's extraordinary performance.


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