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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'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

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Ulaga Nayagan
Performed by Vinit
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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A real good one
14 June 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie shows efforts of Kamal trying real hard to take Tamil cinema to the next level without losing its commercial value. Clearly, this is not a kind of movie that Kamal makes. But, yes apart for a few shortcomings (to give commercial value) the film lives up to its expectations.

There are few times when you actually think whether some of the characters are necessary. But when you already have a baseline of Eddie Murphy donning 7 and Sivaji Ganesan donning 9 roles, I think you do not have a choice than appearing in 10 roles.

The story is quite predictable, but that is compensated by the Kamals appearance in each and every frame. I would have to say that the letdown is in the music department. Himesh should not have been the composer, instead AR Rehman would have been good.

Kamal's hard work and perseverance is evident throughout the movie and that works good for the movie.

KS Ravikumar has been roped in just to add the commercial elements to keep the investments safe and he does it quite good.

Not a regular Kamal film as its commercial like a Rajini movie, though reiterates the fact why he is called the "Best in Indian Cinema".

This multi-faceted effort will be remembered in Indian cinema a long way. Kudos.


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