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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 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 Thottumkal ... Kothai / Andaal / Radha (as Asin)
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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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

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Thamizh Padam (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh... Ho... Sanam
(Re-Mix)
Performed by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Vairamuthu
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an entertainer with values added
17 June 2008 | by prab_hhhSee all my reviews

first, a special kudos to Kamal and his team for producing this stellar work on screen, each and every frame shows the hard-work each technician had put in.... kamal has excelled in all the 13 roles he had handled... 13?? yeah, 13, which includes, story, screenplay and dialogs... his off-screen contribution for the film has been excellent ... a perfect script which breathes on his ideas, values for life and entertainer... though the make up for some of the on-screen characters may not provide viewers a complete satisfaction, Kamal's acting helps negotiate the same... The idea of linking real life incidents to his fictional concept have not proved worthy at the box-office for Kamal (eg: Heyram, though i liked it and it's a class of its own). This film would prove otherwise, basically because of the rapid screenplay that the film hinges on...

The screenplay is so tight that all the 10 kamals gel beautifully...

its not a film without flaws, but it thus pushes the standard of tamil and Indian cinema to new heights thanks to one man, Mr KamalHaasan.

In short, you have to EXPERIENCE the beauty from Kamal...


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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:

INR600,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,356,962
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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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