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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 ...
Goon
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)  »

Also Known As:

Dasavathaaram  »

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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

The film's tsunami VFX were shot at a 50,000 square foot area of land in which a 100-ft. wall was created near Muttukadu. Six machines, which generated 20-foot-high waves, were imported from the US, for a total cost of Rs. 3.5 crores. 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

Spin-off Sabhash Kundu (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaa... Karuppanukkum
Performed by Shalini Singh
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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