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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
Ganesh Ganesh ... Librarian
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:
Rajeev Rajeev ... Sameera's Dad
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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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The opening and end credits of the movie is in English only, very rare for a Tamil language film. Most Tamil films have Tamil and English opening, See more »

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Annal Mele Panithuli
Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Sudha Raghunathan
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Vaaranam Aayiram- a very good attempt and deserves recognition....
20 November 2008 | by jayanth_decSee all my reviews

'Vaaranam Aayiram' tells the story about the life journey of a son who is positively motivated by his father and how he goes through emotions like love,passion,success and failure and how he is driven to search for himself in this challenging world..... the movie seems to have lot of similarities with the Tom Hanks starring Hollywood movie 'Forrest Gump' which is definitely and obviously a better version of 'Vaaranam Aayiram'....but,it is definitely considered as a very good attempt from the viewpoint of Tamil cinema as the music and cinematography of the movie takes Tamil cinema to the next level.....Surya's performance in the dual role as both father and son is mind blowing as he has delivered a complete performance.....Gautham Menon's smart direction, Harris Jayaraj's superb songs and background scores,Rathnavelu's brilliant cinematography are giant pillars carrying the movie in their shoulders.....a great story about the relationship between a father and a son.....'Vaaranam Aayiram' could have been more of a classic if the makers could have avoided compromise in certain aspects of the movie.....


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