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Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 June 2008 (India)
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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.

Director:

K.S. Ravikumar (as K.S. Ravi Kumar)

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (dialogue), Kamal Haasan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Rangaraja Nambi / Govind Ramasaamy / George W. Bush / Balram Naidu / Avtar Singh / Christian Fletcher / Shinghen Narahasi / Krishnaveni / Vincent Poovaraagan / Kalifullah Khan
Asin ... Kothai / Andaal / Radha
Jaya Prada ... Ranjitha Kaur (as Jayapradha)
Mallika Sherawat ... Jasmine
Napolean ... Kulothunga Chola II
P. Vasu P. Vasu ... Politician
Nagesh ... Sheikh Mukhtaar
K.R. Vijaya ... Muslim women
M.S. Bhaskar ... Guide
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Goon
Akash Akash ... Inspector Bharat
R. Sundarajan ... Politician (as R. Sunder Rajan)
Chakri Toleti Chakri Toleti ... Sai Ram
Ramesh Khanna ... Doctor (as Ramesh Kanna)
Chitti Babu 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dasavathaaram See more »

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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:

INR 2,000,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aascar Film P. See more »
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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

Spoofed in Thamizh Padam (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh... Ho... Sanam
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Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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pure genius
15 June 2008 | by voveri-chandruSee all my reviews

an instance for chaos theory....the statuette hits ocean beds....beneath the bed develop faults....faults run for kilometers say upto indonesia ....and pressure builds up....for almost 800 years.....at last it unleashes....triggers tsunami....to save lives???? the above 3 lines is my opinion of the plot of dasaavatharam....yours may be different....if this is not art then what is???? the creative genius of kamal haasan has been unleashed to an audience who have witnessed thousand odd duets,thousand odd cheap fights and few good movies as well.music was good and the make up was not upto the standard that kamals earlier films had set.perhaps he felt the pressure of the time this project took.ravi varman deserves mention.asin was irritating at times and of the ten three to four roles was not enjoyed.and like this the film may contain many flaws if not less but kamal stands as tall as kalifulla khan does before these flaws.dasaavatharam may or may not be a commercial success but it is time for the world to stand up and congratulate this artist.


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