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(2008)

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The score for song "Ulaga Nayagan" was copied from the song "Why Does It Happen in Love?" from Dil Maange More!!! (2004), which also had music by Himesh Reshammiya.
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The first three minutes of the film cost the producer Rs.40 million.
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Originally, Kamal Haasan was to act with ten actresses alongside each of his ten characters. Vidya Balan, Jyotika, Mumtaj, Kiran Rathod, Meena, Bhoomika Chawla, Sameera Reddy, Nadia Moidu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Nithya Das, Meera Jasmine, Simran, Vasundhara Das, Trisha Krishnan, Nayanthara and Shriya Saran were all offered such roles in the film, but ultimately turned them down due to date clashes with other films. In the end, Asin and Mallika Sherawat were selected as the film's heroines.
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Composer A.R. Rahman and actress Shriya Saran were part of this film's cast and crew. However, the AVM Company passed a rule that nobody making Rajinikanth's Sivaji (2007) should be involved in making this film, which forced the two of them out. They were respectively replaced with Himesh Reshammiya and Mallika Sherawat.
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Kamal Haasan make-up as the United States President took six hours to apply.
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Kamal Haasan was keen to break the record for an actor appearing in the most roles, so he came up with an original storyline incorporating Indian religion and mythology.
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The "Kaa...Karuppanukkum" song, with Kamal Haasan and Mallika Sherawat, was to be shot in the USA, but Sherawat had issues with her visa which meant she could not enter the States, so the song's destination was shifted to another destination: Malaysia.
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The term "Dasavatharam" is used in Hindu mythology to depict the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Kamal Haasan plays ten characters in this film.
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This is Mallika Sherawat's first Tamil film.
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This is Asin's first film in a double role.
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The film was originally meant to release on August 12 2006, but was delayed by six months to release on April 14 2007 - an auspicious date, being the Tamil New Year's Day. Unfortunately, the release was delayed further and the film was tentatively scheduled to release on February 15, 2008. Then legal wrangles forced the film to be postponed a further four months.
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The film's tsunami VFX were shot at a 50,000 square foot area of land in which a 100-ft. wall was created near Muttukadu. Six machines, which generated 20-foot-high waves, were imported from the US, for a total cost of Rs. 3.5 crores.
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In September 2006, assistant director Senthil Kumar filed a case at Madras High Court, claiming he created the film's story in a script titled "Ardhanari" ("Clones"), and that actor Kamal Haasan and producer Viswanathan Ravichandran had stolen his script. On the basis of this complaint, the Chennai Police questioned the actor and later the High Court sent notices to Haasan and Ravichandran announcing an interim stay on the release of the film. In September 2007, the Court dismissed Kumar's petition, clearing the legal hurdle.
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The renowned Tamil writer Sujatha who also happens to be a friend of Kamal Hassan was part of the pre-production, but goes uncredited.
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The film completed a 175-day run at the box office.
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About 20 million tickets were sold worldwide.
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It was also the first Tamil film to beat the record set by 'Sivaji' a year earlier.
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However, this new record was beaten two years later by 'Enthiran'.
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