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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 »
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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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Actor Surya Sivakumar suffered an ankle injury during the stunt sequence filmed at Binny Mills. See more »


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Aravind: Namballa Malaysia la adichanga, elangaila adichanga. Ippo Tamil naatukae vanthu adikuraan. Nambalaala avangakitta irunthu odamattum than mudiyuthu la?
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Oh Ringa Ringa
Lyrics by: Pa. Vijay
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Roshan, Jerry John, Benny Dayal and Suchitra Ramadurai
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Historical Sci-fi with a meaningful message
28 October 2011 | by nair_vinodSee all my reviews

7am Arivu is one of the most-anticipated and most-awaited film during the Diwali season and certainly, it is worth waiting for such a wonderfully crafted film.

Surya has done a magnificent job. His portrayal of both Aravind, the circus artist and Bodhidharma is simply brilliant. Hats off to him for giving us such an excellent performance. Shruthi Haasan, making her debut in Tamil cinema plays her role as Subha Srinivasan perfectly. The role of a researcher is tailor-made for her. Apart from the lead stars, Johnny Nguyen executed his role as the suave and menacing Dong Li with sheer excellence.

The storyline which links history with science is a novel concept. Furthermore, it is about South Indian history which have been never explored to such a deep extent. A.R. Murugadoss proved yet again that he could deal with a complex subject without hassle.

Ravi K.Chandran's cinematography is the key element of the film. His picturization is brilliant, be it ancient China or present-day Chennai or the songs. Anthony's editing maintains the pace of the film. The action sequences by Peter Hein is another highlight of the film. The brief hand-to-hand combat sequence in the climax is of top quality.

Harris Jayaraj's BGM fits the mood of the scenes perfectly although it is repetitive in certain scenes. The songs are good but it does not bring back the Ghajini effect. Art direction by Rajeevan is top-class, especially the Chinese village and the lab. One word - top class.

The only minus point of the film is the CGI shots. It could have been better but that does not affect the entire film. Overall, 7am Arivu is another brilliantly executed subject by Murugadoss. The amount of hard- work by Surya and the rest is clearly evident. A.R. Murugadoss proved again that he is one man who is capable of delivering a world-class movie.

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26 October 2011 (India) See more »

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Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


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