Aayirathil Oruvan (A)
14/Jan/2010 Adventure, Fantasy 3HR 3MIN

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Wildly crass: attempt only if you are a Zombie fan!

With Aayirathil Oruvan, Selvaraghavan has inadvertently opened the Pandora box of a new genre as yet unknown to Tamil movies – Zombies. Selva's frenziedly unleashed creativity makes you hallucinate towards the end of the movie and delirium sets in soon. It's not enough that a solid disclaimer is in...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Fire and brimstone, mostly -- Aayirathil Oruvan

Selva fuses history with fantasy, past with present and insular life of yore with the bohemian style of now — the result? A hotchpotch of ideas showcased in all its magnificence without clarity and cohesion! AO falls flat because its director is so caught up in the peripheral that he fails to make t...(more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu



When adventure meets history with a simmering feud spilling over centuries complete with generations of hatred, is the canvas of a feature film enough? The question falls by the wayside, since the film is so polarized between the first and second halves, that it is almost as if the thread is broken,...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Times Of India



Selvaraghavan's two years in the making, action adventure Aayirathil Oruvan is a brave attempt at trying to come out with something new in the placid world of Tamil cinema. Breaking away from the shackles of the stereotypes, the director transports us to a whole new world and at the end of it all, w...(more)

Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com


Sweet and sour

Two and half years of hard work - out for the audiences to watch and relish. But is the wait really worth? To this question, the answer is both 'yes' and 'no', for the film is a mixture of surprises and disappointments. Length is another problem as the movie beats around the bush and needs an urgent...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


An effort to be appreciated

Selvaraghavan's Aayirathil Oruvan excels in the technical department, filled with groundbreaking visuals and art direction. Aayirathil Oruvan is for mature audiences only, strictly not for kids. It is one of the most violent and explicit movies. The fictional story seems complicated especially in th...(more)

Source: Shailesh, galatta.com


Aayirathil Oruvan is not for the faint hearted

Technically, the movie is a visual treat: the production teams' gone overboard creating sets, jewelery, costumes; while the dialogues are great. Credit goes to Selvaraghavan for having the guts to actually take a theme like this and to deliver it with some panache. AO is definitely a movie to watch.(more)

Source: Pavithra Srinivasan, Rediff.com

User Reviews



Good interesting adventurous movie ...but no ending ...second part is to be must..chola empire is realistic .. (more)


Vasanth Raj

Path breaking movie in Tamil Cinema. Thank you selvaraghavan for giving this movie. Both male and female actors has equal roles . Waiting for aayirathil oruvan part 2 (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Oh Eesa(Composers Mix)” Selvaraghavan, Andrea Jeremiah Karthik, Andrea Jeremiah
2 “Maalai Neram” Selvaraghavan Andrea Jeremiah,G.V.Prakash Kumar
3 “Un Mela Aasadhaan” Selvaraghavan Dhanush, Aishwarya Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah
4 “The King Arrives” Neil Mukherjee and the Madras Augustin Choir
5 “"Thaai Thindra Mannae (The Cholan Ecstasy)" ” Vairamuthu, Vetoori Sundarrama Moorthy Vijay Yesudas, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Shri Krishna
6 “"Pemmane" ” Vairamuthu P. B. Sreenivas, Bombay Jayashri
7 “"Celebration of Life" ” Naveen and intriguing collection of ethnic instruments
8 “"Thaai Thindra Mannae (Classical Version)" ” Vairamuthu Vijay Yesudas
9 “"Indha Padhai" ” Selvaraghavan G.V.Prakash Kumar
10 “"Oh Eesa (Club Mix)" ” Selvaraghavan, Andrea Jeremiah Bigg Nikk