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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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The opening and end credits of the movie is in English only, very rare for a Tamil language film. Most Tamil films have Tamil and English opening, See more »

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Referenced in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) See more »

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Ava Enna
Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Karthik and Prasanna
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A true masterpiece for Tamil Cinema
5 December 2008 | by a_shyam41See all my reviews

"Vaaranam Aayiram" is a true and an honest attempt at making a realistic and meaningful Tamil film. The screenplay revolves around the most famous middle class in the world conversing in fluent English and it has all the elements that are most common within this group; studying MS in USA for instance. The direction is outstanding in some places and mostly good at other times. Gautam's conception of the Train scenes between Surya and Sameera Reddy is extremely refreshing. Harris Jeyaraj's music is of utmost quality, especially in the "Adiye Kolluthey" and "Nenjukkul Peidhidum" songs and that is evident from the fact that "Adiye Kolluthey" song was the first Tamil song to be played on V Channel.

Simran is perfect as a charming girl from the 70's and very gracious and respectable mother of the 90's. Sameera Reddy shows a lot of signs of good acting skills in addition to the oomph factor. Divya comes across as a very sensible lady expressing her thoughts with subtle emotions. The art director shows his brilliance when he brings to life the streets of 70's and 90's and the beauty of San Francisco bridge.

The actor, who eclipses everybody else with ease including the director, is Surya. Nobody would believe if he is the same actor after watching him in "Nerukku Ner" in 1998. He is growing by leaps and bounds in every movie and stands now as one of the real acting talents of the current generation in line with Vikram. He is extremely honorable as a father (except for some makeup goof-ups) and a truly pitiable young man having lost the love of his life. Not many actors can transform themselves completely to look like a teenager in such an incredibly realistic manner. Not stopping there, Surya has also taken extreme measures to build six packs and look like an Army Major that would even make some of the real military personnel feel ashamed. His dedication and acting abilities seem to be a serious contender for Kamal's ingenious work seen recently in Dasavathaaram.


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