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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
Ganesh Ganesh ... Librarian
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:
Rajeev Rajeev ... Sameera's Dad
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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:

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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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Oh Shanthi Shanthi
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Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
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A definite box office hit!
2 December 2008 | by thana16See all my reviews

This is the kinda movie that you don't mind watching again and again. It's just one a kind. And these are the kinda movies which would bring our entire Tamil cinema to the next level. I walked out of the cinema telling myself, that I had just watched a beautiful Tamil movie. Everything was beautiful about the movie. Surya, to start off with as the father and son duo.. He was just simply awesome. He carried himself so well and at every point he marked his signature. Simran to being with, played her role beautifully and with much demure. It was really nice to see Simran acting again and yeah dancing on screen. I just so missed her absence. Loved the way how Gautham has used her in this movie. Sameera and Divya were both at the best and no one can say they are mediocre performers or just plain dumb blonds after this movie. They played their roles up to perfection and left a lasting impression in our minds. All the songs were beautiful and in particular I loved the "Anjala" song, I never knew it was such a sad song until I watched the movie. On the overall its a movie for all the wonderful fathers in the world.. Its a dedication to all those loving daddies.. A real lovely movie for all! Dun miss it!


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