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Chandramouli, a famous archaeologist, goes missing while on a research expedition. Anitha, a government officer, and Lavanya, Chandramouli's daughter, embark on an adventurous journey to find him.


K. Selvaraghavan
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Cast overview:
Karthi ... Muthu (as Karthik Sivakumar)
Reema Sen ... Anita Pandian
Andrea Jeremiah ... Lavanya (as Andrea)
Parthiban ... Chozhan / Chola King
Azhagam Perumal ... Major Ravisekhara Pandian (as Alagam Perumal)
Prathap Pothen ... Lavanya's father (as Prathap K. Pothan)


Chandramouli, a famous archaeologist, goes missing while on a research expedition. Anitha, a government officer, and Lavanya, Chandramouli's daughter, embark on an adventurous journey to find him.

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A Journey to an Unexplored World


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Release Date:

14 January 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Aayirathil Oruvan See more »

Filming Locations:

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India See more »


Box Office


INR 320,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 850,000,000, 14 May 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dream Valley Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contains remixed version of the song "Adho andha paravai pola" which originally featured in the film with same name Aayirathil Oruvan (1965). See more »


Lavanya: The Sun light will show you the path like Lord Thillai Natarajan, the sun, the dusk sun light, the Shadow of light.
Lavanya: Shadow of light... path of Natarajan...
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Selvaraghavan-The Aayirathil Oruvan
18 January 2010 | by ryder-premSee all my reviews

The movie which created high expectations for 2 years reaches silver screen with a bang! hats off to Selva and his crew who made this happen.

Plot: During 12th century,Cholas were defeated by the Pandians,causing the Chola king and his people to remain hidden with the enemy god's idol..Pandians are still in search of them..presently,the casts Karthi,Reema,Andrea go pass 7 traps set by Chola to reach the hidden Chozan world...the rest of the story reveals Reema's mystery and Karthi's destiny.

All credit goes to Selva who has made a successful magnum opus.The important aspect of the movie is its raw and sensible screenplay.

The cast of the movie are definite plus..Karthi has completely dominated the first half of the movie wit hilarious comedies,and innocent acting..Brave attempt of Reema in second half is sure for credit,Andrea plays a soft and sizzling role in the movie..Parthiban as the Chozan king is above grounds,his performance in this movie surely deserves an award....

Music is the soul heart of the movie scored by G.V.Prakash ..songs are tremendous incl Oh Eesa,Un Mela Aasadhan and Thai Thindra..the two instrumentals, King arrives and Celebration of life are best part of the movie holding audience nerves...

Cinematography and art direction adds beautiful ingredients to the movie..graphics could have been made still more perfectly..

Finally, Selvaraghavan has clean shaved all the routine commercial flicks and has given a new genre for Tamil cinema..the story of the movie speaks for itself...the scene of Nataraja shadow is purely brilliancy in world cinema..the characterization of the Chozan king is amazing..the research work of the director is excelled in all departments like music and mythology of Cholas..

the negative aspects are the character of the army officer and rape scenes in final minutes..

To conclude AO is the movie that carries Tamil history in world class style...new entry for cult movie.

(Desperately waiting for AO2)


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