7.5/10
1,866
36 user 2 critic

One Man in a Thousand (2010)

Aayirathil Oruvan (original title)
Anita, leads a military group along with helper crew to an unexplored island to find out the missing archaeologist and to know about the Chola Prince who went asylum. They face unexpected adventures.

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A youngster takes revenge on four boys who killed his father.

Director: Suseenthiran
Stars: Karthi, Kajal Aggarwal, V. Jayaprakash
Mayakkam Enna (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Karthik and Yamini can't stand each other, but there lies the twist when opposites attract.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan
Stars: Dhanush, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sunder Ramu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A neighborhood good-for-nothing attempts to romance the new girl in town.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan
Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Chandramohan, Ravi Krishna
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story is set in a rural area around Madurai, in the village called Parithiyur. Paruthiveeran (Karthi) is a country brash, He is often arrested for petty crimes. His one ambition in life... See full summary »

Director: Ameer Sultan
Stars: Karthi, Priyamani, Saravanan
Pudhu Pettai (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Story about a how high school kid enter into gang as drug dealer slowly rising into gang leader and entering into political world.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan
Stars: Dhanush, Sneha, Sonia Agarwal
Paiyaa (2010)
Action | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The journey of two strangers-a jobless carefree man,and a woman with whom he has fallen in love. Upon the woman's request, he drives her to Mumbai, while a group of gangsters follow them, planning to kidnap the woman.

Director: N. Linguswamy
Stars: Karthi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Milind Soman
Kadhal Konden (2003)
Drama | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love!

Director: K. Selvaraghavan
Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Daniel Balaji, Dhanush
Siruthai (2011)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story is set in Kurnool village area in Andhra Pradesh. Ratnavel Pandian is a tough policeman who cleans up the village, which is virtually ruled by the powerful goons under Bavuji and his son.

Director: Siva
Stars: Karthi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Santhanam
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

He makes several bids to obtain employment but all goes in vain due to his poor language skills and inadequate educational qualifications. All his friends settle in life, but he continues ... See full summary »

Director: Mithran Jawahar
Stars: Dhanush, Nayanthara, Karthik Kumar
Aadukalam (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

Director: Vetrimaaran
Stars: Dhanush, Tapsee Pannu, Jayabalan
Anjathe (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two friends become enemies when one, who wants to be a policeman, can't make it but the other gets that job by political influence.

Director: Myshkin
Stars: Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer
Madras (2014)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A wall is a source of discontent between two political rivals. Kaali and his friend Anbu, who is a party worker, get embroiled in this clash.

Director: Pa. Ranjith
Stars: Karthi, Catherine Tresa, Kalaiyarasan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Muthu (as Karthik Sivakumar)
...
Anita Pandian
...
Lavanya (as Andrea)
...
Chozhan
...
Major Ravisekhara Pandian (as Alagam Perumal)
...
Lavanya's father (as Prathap K. Pothan)
Edit

Storyline

Anita, leads a military group along with helper crew to an unexplored island to find out the missing archaeologist and to know about the Chola Prince who went asylum. They face unexpected adventures.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pandiya Dynasty See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 2010 (India)  »

Also Known As:

One Man in a Thousand  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 320,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aayirathil oruvan was the first movie to represent the life of Notable Kings of south India and today's world science and Adventure . The film made tamil cinema proud by challenging Hollywood who cannot make a film like AO in a medium size budget. See more »

Quotes

Muthu: The moment I saw you I have decided that, if I should marry, I would only marry you.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A new genre to Indian Cinema
17 January 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Selvaraghavan one of the most versatile directors in Indian cinema has attempted a new genre and has succeeded. His imagination has no limits and has reflected on the screen very well. This movie shows the vast history of South India (something not seen before).

The backbone of this film is around the cast consisting of Karthi, Reema sen and Andrea. All of them have given great performances especially Reema sen who has grown as an actor.

The first half of the film is an adventure on tone with Indiana Jones but the obstacles and concept is purely Indian which makes this film unique. The comedy timing of karthi is exceptional which keeps the first half fast paced with some great visuals. The pre-interval scene sets the pace for a great second half.

The second half of the movie is a little slower than the first half because the more detailed characterization. Parthiban plays the chola king to perfection and his dialogue delivery is flawless. Reema sen dominates the second half with less role for Karthi and Andrea.

The battle scenes towards the end might not be the best we have seen but are great keeping in mind the budget constraint.

The visual effects of the film are exceptional again keeping in mind the budget available.

The cinematography by ramji is one of the best i have ever seen. His visualization of the battle scenes, kingdom , seas, deserts were so close to reality.

G.V.Prakash's BGM score was good but not great which could be the only negative point i see in this movie.

Finally the director of this venture Selvaraghavan needs a pat on the back for this great attempt. It might not be as great as his career best Pudupettai but is still one of his best Go and book your tickets as soon as possible !!!! Rating 8/10


23 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst movie, how come people dont see a similarity.lack of exposure Hawkieye
5 hollywood movies in a single movie-drag drag!! veeshman
Discuss One Man in a Thousand (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?