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


Chozhan: Whats the name of this battalion? You never briefed about this...! Since we would get scared huh...
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Unsung movie in history of Indian cinema
15 June 2015 | by Austin BenjaminSee all my reviews

This movie is for, those who are always compare Indian movies with Hollywood cinema. Even Hollywood movie makers can not made movie like this in this budget.

Movie is well crafted from start to end. There is no lag in the movie. If you feel lagging then you are not watching movie with your full concentration. Some people claim, AO is the movie for genius movie watchers? definitely not. This movie tells story in a layman's language. If you are still confused then you are watching this movie for name sake. After 5 years I am writing this review in IMDb. Because this movie is worth to talk and write for another decade.

Some people says directors like S.S.Rajamouli and Sankar are the two directors who raised the Indian movies to Hollywood standard. But I would say that is utterly false statement. People admired about Naan E and Sankar's so called worthless expenses as Hollywood standard. But real fact is, why we are giving much important to Hollywood movies is, that is because of the concept and beyond level of thinking they have it in their BRAIN. AO is the answer to that THINK BEYOND concept in Indian cinema. If you watch this movie without any distraction you will feel what I felt. The reason I am dragging Sankar and S.S.Rajamouli into this context is, these two directors are worshiped as demi god of making Hollywood standard movie in Indian Cinema. But the truth is Selvaragavan done that without making much noise by giving Aayirathil Oruvan to Indian cinema. So please stop making Sankar and S.S.Rajamouli as big directors in Indian, they are giving masala movies with mix of some gimmick technology.

If someone ask me which movie you can select, if you compete with Hollywood movie, I would say without any second thought "Aayirathil Oruvan" is the movie which would challenge the Hollywood film makers.

Atlast the bitter truth is, this movie is the one real unsung movie in Indian cinema history. My heartiest thanks to real Hollywood thinker and director Selvaraghavan.

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