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Arrambam (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 31 October 2013 (India)
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A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajith Kumar ... Ashok Kumar (AK)
Arya ... Arjun (as Aarya)
Nayanthara ... Maya
Tapsee Pannu ... Anita
Rana Daggubati ... Sanjay
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Mahadev Rani
Atul Kulkarni ... Milind Virekar
Kishore Kumar G. ... Mumbai Inspector Prakash (as Kishore)
Suman Ranganath ... Ramya Radhakrishnan (as Suman Ranganathan)
Krishna Krishna ... Mango
Akshara Gowda ... Deeksha
Aadukalam Naren ... Sriram Raghavan (as Narein)
Murli Sharma ... Durani
Sirish Sharma Sirish Sharma ... Sirish Sharma
T.S. Siddhu T.S. Siddhu


The story is set in Mumbai. AK alias Ashok (Ajith) a former bomb disposal specialist and a Dirty Harry type who shoots-the-scums of earth is on a revenge romp. Along with his lady love Maya (Nayanthara), he forcibly ropes in a computer hacker Arjun (Arya) and his lover Anita (Taapsee) into his nefarious plans. How they take revenge on the Home Minister (Mahesh Manjrekar) and his acolytes ( Atul Kulkarni) forms the rest of the story. Written by Surya Kumar

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Release Date:

31 October 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


Box Office


INR 600,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,350,000,000, 25 December 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During preproduction, it was rumoured that aarya was the brother of Ajith in the film. But in the film, they were not even friends. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was censored Upon a formal classification the film received a '15' uncut for moments of strong bloody violence and threat. The distributors unsatisfied with this rating resubmitted the film in an edited version (with 52 seconds of footage removed following BBFC advice). The board still found these cuts inadequate and requested that a further 5 minutes be removed. The distributor agreed to these terms and the edited version of the film was classified '12A' for moderate violence and threat. The cuts made in the UK removed the following:
  • sight of bloodshed during gun battles, and more detailed blood spurts as characters are shot
  • crunchier audio as bones are broken
  • sight of a pistol being rammed into a character's mouth
  • sight of a cleaver being rammed into a character's head just off-camera
  • a scene of strong threat in which a family are forced to drink poison by villains who threaten to kill them with knives.
as well as altering another scene of threat in which a child is threatened with a hot iron; which was replaced with a gun in the censored version; the filmmakers also removed a single clear use of strong language 'f**k' although the BBFC posed no objection to this. See more »


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To Make It Simple "Aarambam is Visual Treat For THALA VERIYANS "
1 November 2013 | by mvethy13See all my reviews

Thala Ajith Starrer Aarambam Released on 31st Octber Created an hype in First Day Iself.... The King of Opening Once again Proved it Just By the Reservation itself, It is Expected to Broke The Previous Box Office Records of Tamil Movies Thala Ajith Back in his salt and pepper look, he exudes charm throughout the film. Thanks to director Vishnuvardhan and costume designer Anu Vishnuvardhan,Thala's costumes have been carefully chosen to make him look stunning. There are plenty of scenes in which Ajith would make the audience go crazy. The way he says 'Tok..Tok..Tok..Tok' and the way he stares at an officer for holding his hand bring deafening response from the audience. Thala's Littke Mannerism is Shown Well By The Director...

Arya has a little serious role in the film, which he pulls off in his own light-hearted manner. He does provide some giggles now and then with his dialogue delivery. Among the leading ladies, Nayanthara has a meatier role and she has lapped up the opportunity well. Taapsee has limited scope, but she does not hinder the proceedings. Rana shines in his cameo performance in the second half. Supporting actors like Kishore, Atul Kulkarni and Krishna fit into their roles neatly. Even though Yuvan can't make brilliance in Background Music he doesn't spoil it......

Direct Vishnuvardhan does an excellent job by providing a Social message in Action/Thriller mass entertainer.....Thanks to Vishnuvardhan for touching up on the Mumbai terrorist attacks and it looks like a little tribute for the fighters who lost their lives during that attack... First half is SPEEDY than Second Half..... This movie is an Entertainer better do not expect logic in some areas where the director failed JUST IN SOME CASES... Dialogue writers Subha have kept the dialogues really simple and catchy. This Movie is a Definite Visual Treat for "THALA VERIYANS" TO MAKE IT SIMPLE:-- Aarambam Is Must Watch Movie With Friends IN Theater.....

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