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Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 14 November 2008 (India)
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A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure.

Director:

Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)

Writers:

Meghana Karthik (subtitles), Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suriya ... Krishnan / Suriya
Simran ... Malini Krishnan
Ramya ... Priya
Sameera Reddy ... Meghana
Prithviraj Prithviraj ... Asad
Deepa Narendran Deepa Narendran ... Shriya
Karthik Karthik ... Suriya's friend
Shanker Koladi Shanker Koladi ... Shankar Menon
Vtv Ganesh Vtv Ganesh ... Librarian (as Ganesh)
Sathish Sathish ... Suriya's friend (as Satish)
Veera Bahu Veera Bahu ... Suriya's friend (as Veera)
Gautham Menon ... Commando Informer (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)
Pawl Bazile Pawl Bazile ... Punk Mugger (as Paul Basile)
Brian Jennings Brian Jennings ... Visa Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shreya Gupto ... Shreya (Suriya's sister)
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Storyline

Surya (Surya Sivakumar) is away at war as his father, Krisnan (also Surya) dies of lung cancer. As Surya sits on a plane in combat gear heading into battle, he reminisces about his father's influence in his life. The film opens with the father Krishnan's romance with Malini (Simram), which in turn is contrasted with the son's aggressive courting of an engineering student Meghana (Sameera Reddy) from a train ride in Tamil Nadu to her graduate studies in Berkeley. The romance is swiftly followed by an extended period of professional and personal uncertainty, in which the son turns back to father figures to help him get back on his feet and seek out his true calling. Well made, though overlong film, reportedly autobiographical about the director's own relationship with his father. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand Colours See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 140,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 750,000,000, 31 December 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the Visa Interview scene, Surya is seen playing a tune on the guitar. His sister, Shreya, asks him from which film the song he is playing is from, to which Surya responds that it was his own composition, and that it would take a while for tunes like that to feature in cinema. The tune which he plays is "Manjal Veyil" from Vettaiyadu Vilayadu, also directed by Gautham Menon, which released in 2006. See more »

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Referenced in Aadhavan (2009) See more »

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Mundhinam Parthene
Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Naresh Iyer and Prashanthini
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Beautifully Filmed, well acted Tamil Cinema
16 November 2008 | by shen_V5See all my reviews

I have never reviewed a film on IMDb before, but Varnam Ayiurm deserves some special recognition. I was absolutely enthralled from beginning to end. Varanam Ayiurm is loosely based on Tom Hank's Forest Gump, as Surya travels the world and undertakes different adventures to find and secure his love. Of course his path is full of twists and turns that push him to his mental and physical extremes.

This story is beautifully displayed through breathtaking cinematography. Each scene was shot with care and diligence which makes a modest budget film, look like a billion bucks. Glad to see that the money was well used instead of ravishing over gold necklaces and over-the-top song sequences like Sankar's Shivagi and Annyian. Surya's is at the top of his game with another riveting performance. He is definitely one of the best in the business!

The one criticism I do have about this movie;this might sound weird, but I believe the movie was hampered in its feel and realism with the overuse of the English language. The English words drained passion from the dialogue, especially the "I made love to her...Daddy" line. What was supposed to be a very emotional moment almost made me laugh! Other than that, this movie is a 10/10 in my books and a definite must see to all movie goers!


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