This mysterious tale revolves around the daughter of a missing archaeologist, who goes in search of the missing ‘Chola’ tribe with her helper (Karthi Sivakumar). They embark on a journey to find a missing sacred idol belonging to the Pandyan kingdom, that was captured by their arch-enemy, Chola kingdom some 900 years ago, which ultimately leads to the discovery of existing Cholas, who are eagerly awaiting their last ray of hope, a messenger who has been foretold, would take them back to their home land to reclaim their kingdom.
Cast Cast overview: Karthi Karthi … Muthu (as Karthik Sivakumar) Reema Sen Reema Sen … Anita Pandian Andrea Jeremiah Andrea Jeremiah … Lavanya (as Andrea) Parthiban Parthiban … Chozhan / Chola King Azhagam Perumal Azhagam Perumal … Major Ravisekhara Pandian (as Alagam Perumal) Prathap Pothen Prathap Pothen … Lavanya’s father (as Prathap K. Pothan) See full cast » View production, box office, & company info Edit Storyline Chandramouli, a famous archaeologist, goes missing while on a research expedition. Anitha, a government officer, and Lavanya, Chandramouli’s daughter, embark on an adventurous
journey to find him. Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis Plot Keywords: dynasty | prince | fight | tattoo | desert | See All (41) » Taglines: A Journey to an Unexplored World Genres: Action | Adventure | Fantasy Certificate: Not Rated | See all certifications » Parents Guide: View content advisory » Edit Details Country: India Language: Tamil Release Date: 14 January 2010 (India) See more » Also Known As: Aayirathil Oruvan See more » Filming Locations: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India See more » Edit Box Office Budget:INR320,000,000 (estimated) See more on IMDbPro » Company Credits Production Co: Dream Valley Corporation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro » Technical Specs Runtime: 183 min Color: Color Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 See full technical specs » Edit Did You Know? Trivia First movie of Selvaragavan without Yuvan Shankar Raja as composer. See more » Quotes Muthu: The moment I saw you I have decided that, if I should marry, I would only marry you. See more » Alternate Versions Uncut, the film runs for 181 minutes, but the theatrical release was heavily cut at 153 minutes. See more » Frequently Asked Questions This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
User Reviews A much better movie at hindsight 29 October 2011 | by ruganblue – See all my reviews I review this movie so late because, I really didn’t like it when I watched it for the first time.The second time I saw it,I felt that this movie has to be reviewed here.Its true that there were huge expectations and the movie was a bit disappointment.I feel the same even now.But there are more good things to talk about than the cons. My first acknowledgment to the story writer(Selva).This is really a unique movie, so original in its script and content.I have never seen a fictional Indian movie so original and so thoroughly researched,as it deals with ancient Tamil culture.I couldn’t believe that such an idea has splashed up for Tamil movie makers.
The way he takes us to ancient Tamil culture and links it up fictionally to present culture is really breath taking.I bet that the story as a whole is just so fresh and new to Tamil or even Indian cinema.Kudos to you Selva. My second acknowledgment to the director(Selva).Except for the graphics,the way the director has extracted work from all the departments is breath-taking(since this genre is so new to Tamil).Music,art,action,photography,editing,actors everything fits in well with the script and kudos to the crew for such an effort. Now comes the screenplay(Also Selva!!!).I feel that this is where the movie is a big let down.
The first half was really terrific and was in going with correct pace.The second part acted as the spoiler.There were tooooo many things to be shown and explained,so the director had to just rush with the script,which made the viewer baffled of what was happening around. Having penned such a wonderful script, the movie could have been divided into
two or more parts.Say, the first part can deal with the adventurous trip to the ancient Chola Kingdom.The second part could show what happens there, all the twists and turns and the third part could show what happens at the end. This is where I feel that Tamil movies are a notch well behind the films from other parts of the world.Taking risk and being bold enough to split the movie into parts.So that everything could be explained in detail and in the manner the director wanted,especially in such scripts. Having said this, I still feel that if the movie is watched once again,it will surely be loved. 6 of 9 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?