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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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Budget:

INR 600,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Composer A.R. Rahman and actress Shriya Saran were part of this film's cast and crew. However, the AVM Company passed a rule that nobody making Rajinikanth's Sivaji (2007) should be involved in making this film, which forced the two of them out. They were respectively replaced with Himesh Reshammiya and Mallika Sherawat. See more »

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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 »

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Performed by by Hariharan and Chorus
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Lyrics by Vaali
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Watch it for Kamal Haasan!
13 June 2008 | by sri4190See all my reviews

To begin with..its very difficult to point out the negatives..because the first half moves at a breakneck speed.But what you can clearly see from the first shot to the last shot is Kamal's brilliance. It is not the make up alone which makes up 10 different characters.It is the style of walking,speaking and mannerisms which are completely different and original.My favorite was Balaram Naidu,George Bush and Chris Fletcher. The scene in which George Bush is shown as a dumb president was hilarious but it didn't evoke a laughter into many audience because people didn't understand it.Kamal Haasan has tried to cater to all the audiences but I feel that it is a movie for the urban audience.The second half makes u feel close to Michale Madana Kama Rajan because of the comedy.Asin is totally irritating in the movie and at any point if Kamal Haasan had killed her,the audience wouldn't have felt for her.I need to watch it again to fully understand the connection between 12th century and the 21st century happenings.I couldn't hear certain dialogs because of the first day first show atmosphere. I can definitely rate it better than Sivaji which was somewhat a letdown. Technical brilliance,Kamal Haasan are the reasons for which u would watch the movie. Enjoy it.


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