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Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 14 November 2008 (India)
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A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure.

Director:

Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)

Writers:

Meghana Karthik (subtitles), Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suriya ... Krishnan / Suriya
Simran ... Malini Krishnan
Ramya ... Priya
Sameera Reddy ... Meghana
Prithviraj Prithviraj ... Asad
Deepa Narendran Deepa Narendran ... Shriya
Karthik Karthik ... Suriya's friend
Shanker Koladi Shanker Koladi ... Shankar Menon
Vtv Ganesh Vtv Ganesh ... Librarian (as Ganesh)
Sathish Sathish ... Suriya's friend (as Satish)
Veera Bahu Veera Bahu ... Suriya's friend (as Veera)
Gautham Menon ... Commando Informer (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)
Pawl Bazile Pawl Bazile ... Punk Mugger (as Paul Basile)
Brian Jennings Brian Jennings ... Visa Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shreya Gupto ... Shreya (Suriya's sister)
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Storyline

Surya (Surya Sivakumar) is away at war as his father, Krisnan (also Surya) dies of lung cancer. As Surya sits on a plane in combat gear heading into battle, he reminisces about his father's influence in his life. The film opens with the father Krishnan's romance with Malini (Simram), which in turn is contrasted with the son's aggressive courting of an engineering student Meghana (Sameera Reddy) from a train ride in Tamil Nadu to her graduate studies in Berkeley. The romance is swiftly followed by an extended period of professional and personal uncertainty, in which the son turns back to father figures to help him get back on his feet and seek out his true calling. Well made, though overlong film, reportedly autobiographical about the director's own relationship with his father. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand Colours See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 140,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 750,000,000, 31 December 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the Visa Interview scene, Surya is seen playing a tune on the guitar. His sister, Shreya, asks him from which film the song he is playing is from, to which Surya responds that it was his own composition, and that it would take a while for tunes like that to feature in cinema. The tune which he plays is "Manjal Veyil" from Vettaiyadu Vilayadu, also directed by Gautham Menon, which released in 2006. See more »

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Referenced in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) See more »

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Adiye Kolluthe
Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Benny Dayal, Krish Lewis and Shruti Haasan
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A Substantial Movie with All the Right Elements
31 December 2008 | by arundathiSee all my reviews

This movie was well made with nice melodious songs. What I really like about this movie was that it showed how fathers are important as well. Most movies always talk about mother as the motivation and somehow portray the dad as military style attitude or just thrown in for show but this movie was all about a dad's motivation, a dad who was living and compassionate. As for the actors: They really created magic with this movie. Surya was amazing. He really dug into the characters' role equally. His expressions and flawless Hindi and Tamil made this movie very enjoyable as well as his dual role. His attitude kept changing so it held the audience's eyes. Sameera Reddy was also wonderful. Despite the limited screen time, she really made a strong impact. Simran was also great. It has been a long time since I have seen her and her presence made the movie pleasant. Divya Spandana was not bad at all. I felt that she was thrown in but there needed to be something to make the movie going. The songs were very nice and melodious. Although it was not very fast paced, the creative sounds made it worthwhile. Only negative thought: I really wished that there were subtitles so that we could understand what Hindi words were spoken. Overall, this movie had a little bit of everything: love, violence, adventure, music and it is a definite must watch.


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