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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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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

Ulaga Nayagan
Performed by Vinit
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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User Reviews

 
Truly the best Indian film to-date - Kamal rocks!!!!
14 June 2008 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Vow! Fantastic. An fast paced action thriller, this is the best Indian movie ever........

A movie, which I went into the theatre with little expectation, came out with such enjoyment that, I am planning to see it again. In the world of cinema no one has acted in 10 varied roles in one movie. Most of the 10 characters were portrayed with such diligence with only few not up to the mark (in comparison with others, but by itself they are good).

You don't need to be anyone's fan to watch this movie. Just go and watch with no threads attached and you won't be disappointed. You cannot expect a great screenplay in a movie such as these, as 10 characters have to be intercepted without logic. A clean entertainment in the ropes of Hollywood style computer graphics and action.


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