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The Ten Avatars (2008)

Dasavatharam (original title)
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 overview, first billed only:
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Kothai / Andaal / Radha
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Jasmine
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Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
P. Vasu ...
Politician
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Sheikh Mukhtaar
K.R. Vijaya ...
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)  »

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Dasavathaaram  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£126,718 (UK) (13 June 2008)
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Trivia

Kamal Haasan was keen to break the record for an actor appearing in the most roles, so he came up with an original storyline incorporating Indian religion and mythology. 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 »

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Soundtracks

Mukundha Mukundha
Performed by Kamal Haasan and Sadhana Sargam
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vaali
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This is the movie that would take Tamil cinema to the next generation
3 July 2008 | by (Chennai, India) – See all my reviews

As Kamal Hassan repeatedly informs "That He wanted to Take Tamil Movie to Hollywood Standard". He is doing step by step with Hey Ram, Abay (Aallavandan), Kurudipunal, Marudhanayagam. He has taken One Huge step forwarded with Dasavatharam. And he will ... with his Next Again with Marmayogi. Dasavatharam, I had seen Many movies where hero in Double or more role Unlike Other Movies here the Ten Roles have no Blood Relation. But there is a link between Ten Roles. For eg. Without Singer Kamal, The hero Kamal Couldn have been escaped from Villien. In Initial Scene where Kamal as Poojari and a Supportee of Lord Narayana (Rama, Vishnu). You can see the presence of the same through out the movie in the scene such as ... When Hero Kamal Jumps from a Bridge to escape from Fletcher.. He lands on a Lorry where you can a Note mentioned in the Head '' Sri Rama Jayam ''. Hands of to Kamal Hassan for his Great Attepmt. Each Kamal Characters Helps the Other Character. Watch the Movie Again and Listen to the Dialoge. Dialogs are good and in SOme CScenes its really Great. Yes Also thanks to KS Ravikumar, without KS Ravikumar the Commercial Value Would Have missed. And the MUSIC. the first Song 12th Century was Great and MOod of song will take you to the Mood of Kamal Hassan. Still I wish the Music Should have composed by A R RAhman. Which he done the mistake for Aalavandan (Abhay) Also. Bckground Score is Very Good.


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