Dasavatharam Tamil Movie

Feature Film | 2008 | Action, Drama

Dasavatharam is a 2008 Indian movie directed by K.S.Ravikumar starring Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat and Jayaprada. The feature film is produced by Oscar V Ravichandran and the music composed by Himesh Reshammiya.

Release Info:
June 12 2008 (India)   
Language: Tamil
Director: K.S.Ravikumar

The hype surrounding "Dasavatharam'' has almost reached the pinnacle with the release date nearing. Producer Aascar (for... Show more

The hype surrounding "Dasavatharam'' has almost reached the pinnacle with the release date nearing. Producer Aascar (formerly Oscar) Ravichandran has now postponed the release of the film from June 6 to June 13 as he is not sure that pre-production work would be completed in time for the June 6 release.

"Dasavatharam" featuring Kamal in 10 different roles has been described by director K.S. Ravikumar as his "magnum opus". It has taken him 22 months from the day of the pooja to the printing of the first copy. "I am very happy with the final product. It will be a landmark in the history of Tamil cinema and we can be proud of it," he said in a pre-release interview to a multi-edition English daily.

The storyline of "Dasavatharam" is still under wraps. Ravikumar refuses to talk about it. He would only say that it is an action adventure movie with a nice message narrated in an entertaining manner. "In a nutshell, the film encompasses our concern for the environment, science and faith. Kamal is magical - tell me another actor who can portray 10 different roles in a single film."

According to Ravikumar, the hero's ten roles in the film are completely different from each other. Each character Kamal has portrayed has a different kind of color and skin tone, which required a different kind of make-up. The lingo he used in the film also varies from character to character.

In the beginning of the film, the 12th century period is depicted in a stunningly realistic manner. Later, the US space centre, superbly created by art director Prabhakaran, is another highlight.

Ravikumar feels the chase and fight scenes in the film will be a major draw.

"Eighty-five to 90 percent of the film has graphics and special effects. The climax tsunami scenes and some complex visual effects by Hollywood's leading visual effects supervisor (VFX) Brian Jennings are mind blowing."

Defending the music by Himmesh Reshammiya though it has not been well received, Ravikumar says in the interview that the songs are topping the charts. The numbers, "Kallaimattum Kandal... and "Ulanayagane" are rocking the charts on radio. (The lyrics are by Vairamuthu). "I think once the film releases, it will do even better.

Cinematographer Ravi Varman has taken special care over filming of the songs."

The entire film has been shot in super35 MM and 4K camera to make it look visually stunning.

Claiming that the film has all the ingredients to become a blockbuster, Ravikumar adds, "My strategy has always been straightforward and simple story telling with maximum entertainment."



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Cast & Crew Details:
Kamal Haasan
Mallika Sherawat
M S. Bhaskar

Director: K.S.Ravikumar
Producer: Oscar V Ravichandran
Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya
Song Lyrics Writer: Vairamuthu
Cinematographer: Ravi Varman
Editor: Ashmith Kunder
Original Story Writer: Kamal Haasan

Dasavatharam IN THE NEWS

Kamal readying to launch 'Marmayogi' - Aug 06, 2008
'Dasavatharam' has no story, says Bharathiraaja - Jul 31, 2008
My father is not sick, says Anand Babu - Jul 25, 2008
Acting is more than skin deep - doesn't Kamal Haasan know? - Jul 07, 2008
Over 6,000 pirated VCDs seized - Jul 02, 2008
Kamal's 'Marmayogi' launch next month - Jun 23, 2008
Kamal says 'Dasavatharam' is a success - Jun 17, 2008
Indian awards will overtake Oscars: Kamal Haasan - Jun 17, 2008
Frenzied fans pay obeisance to Kamal's 10-avatar movie - Jun 13, 2008
Rajini pats Kamal on 'Dasavatharam' - Jun 13, 2008
'Dasavathaaram', costliest Indian film ever, releases Friday - Jun 12, 2008
Apex court clears way to screening of 'Dasavathaaram' - Jun 12, 2008
Use corporates for growth, says Kamal - Jun 08, 2008
High Court clears 'Dasavatharam' - May 30, 2008
'Dasavatharam' releasing on June 6! - May 21, 2008
'Dasavatharam' case hearing on May 20 - May 14, 2008
Vaishnavite forum goes to court against 'Dasavatharam' - May 07, 2008
Hindu Munnani threatens to block 'Dasavatharam' release - May 06, 2008
'Dasavatharam' tsunami shots still being processed - May 04, 2008
Police decide not to take action against Mallika Sherawat - May 03, 2008
'Dasavatharam' overshoots budget to Rs.1.3 billion - Apr 29, 2008
Film body drops move to 'ban' Tamil actress Asin - Apr 28, 2008
Fans in Chennai cane-charged at Dasavatharam Audio Launch - Apr 25, 2008
Jackie Chan coming to Chennai on April 24 - Apr 16, 2008
'Dasavatharam' audio release put off - Mar 28, 2008
Sony BMG acquires music rights of 'Dasavatharam' - Feb 21, 2008
'Dasavatharam' release slated for April 10 - Feb 20, 2008
Jackie Chan to launch 'Dasavatharam' audio - Feb 16, 2008
Kamal warns against fake Dasavatharam merchandise - Oct 23, 2007
'Dasavatharam' to have 1000 prints - Oct 12, 2007
Mammoth dubbing for 'Dasavatharam' - Oct 02, 2007
Kamal was heard in-camera in Dasavatharam case - Aug 10, 2007
Kamal Haasan to play Bush in Tamil film - Jul 19, 2007
Rajini meets Kamal at 'Dasavatharam' shooting - Jul 17, 2007
Tsunami scenes in 'Dasavatharam' - Jun 07, 2007
Kamal Hasan wins court case on 'Dasavataram' - Apr 15, 2007
20 American dancers in 'Dasavatharam' - Feb 26, 2007
Dasavatharam release in August - Jan 26, 2007
Stay on 'Dasavatharam' release - Jan 22, 2007
Jayapradha given vital role in Kamal's - Oct 06, 2006
Plea to Police to stay Dasavatharam shooting - Sep 13, 2006
Mallika to play villain in Kamal Haasan's film - Aug 13, 2006