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7 Aum Arivu (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 26 October 2011 (India)
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A genetic engineering student tries to revive the skills of a past legend and use them to save India from a deadly virus attack orchestrated by China.


A.R. Murugadoss


A.R. Murugadoss (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Suriya ... Bodhidharma / Aravind
Shruti Haasan ... Subha Srinivasan (as Shruti K. Haasan)
Johnny Nguyen ... Dong Lee
Abhinaya ... Bodhidharma's Wife
Ramanathan Ramanathan ... Professor Imran Saahil (as Chitkara Saahil)
Ajaykumar ... Circus Artist
Ilavarasu ... Aravind's Cousin (as Illavarasu)
Ashwin Kakumanu ... Ashwin
Dhanya Balakrishna ... Malathi
Sujatha Sivakumar Sujatha Sivakumar ... Aravind's cousin (as Sujatha)
Azhagam Perumal ... Museum Officer (as Alagam Perumal)
Misha Ghoshal Misha Ghoshal ... Nisha
A.R. Murugadoss ... TV Show Director
Steven Dasz ... Dancer Staff
Jill Kelsey Jill Kelsey ... Dancer Staff

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The story revolves around Subha, a genetic engineering student and Arvind, a worker at Bombay Circus. Arvind is a Descendent of the legendary Bhodi Dharma, who lived during the 6th Century AD. As per the story, Bhodi Dharma is an exceptionally skilled fighter and a Medic. Subha's theory is that the DNA sample of a person contains the memory strands of their ancestors. Subha's main aim is to perform a genetic experiment on Arvind and to revive Bhodi Dharma's skill once again. She submits her thesis to various countries. Apparantly,China is being a bad girl and is plotting to wage a bio-war against India. They get shocked on seeing Subha's thesis and send Dong Lee to carry out OPERATION RED to make sure that Bhodi Dharma's truth remains uncovered. The fate of the country rests on Subha's research and how she does it covers the rest of the story. Written by Anonymous

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The seventh sense


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This was the first kollywood film to have a special premiere show. See more »


During "Oh Ringa Ringa" song, the shadow of cameramen is visible. See more »


Aravind: Namballa Malaysia la adichanga, elangaila adichanga. Ippo Tamil naatukae vanthu adikuraan. Nambalaala avangakitta irunthu odamattum than mudiyuthu la?
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Alternate Versions

In order to obtain a U certificate from the censors, the makers had to extend the duration of a smoking/drinking disclaimer, tone down some strong violence, remove some objectionable words and replace cleavage exposure in a song with other approved shots. See more »


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Innum Enna Thozha
Lyrics by: Pa. Vijay
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Balram, Naresh Iyer and Suchith Suresan
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Good Story -- Poor Screenplay -- Not up to the expectation created by
31 October 2011 | by kingofking_allSee all my reviews

It might have clicked if showed the 6th Century story like Rajini's Baashha flash backs. 6th Century story might have split in to 3 parts and showed in between with more suspense.

Johnny was wasted. But, He has acted well.

Poor performance of Surya as an actor.

Some dialogs are very good.

Bhodi Dharma might have improved his skills while he was going to China. It should have showed.

I am remembering I read the book Ezhalam arivu by Iraianbu IAS 10 years back. This move/song does not have those philosophy also.

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Release Date:

26 October 2011 (India) See more »

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Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


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