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7aum Arivu - 7aum Arivu

2011 Indian film by AR Murugadoss

7 Aum Arivu (. About Seventh Sense, Tamil pronunciation: [eːɻaːm ariʋu]) is a 2011 Indian Tamil language science fiction martial arts film and written by AR Murugadoss, starring Suriya, Shruti Haasan, and Johnny Tri Nguyen. In the film, a medical student asks a circus performer who is a descendant of Bodhidharma to revive the legend's skills and knowledge while a Chinese man with hypnotic powers wages a government-planned biological war against India.

The film, produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin, began production in May 2010 and was released in Chennai on October 25, 2011, and worldwide on Diwali a day later. The visual effects for the film were made by Legacy Effects from the USA. This makes it the second Indian film after Enthiran . It was also called 7th sense dubbed in Telugu, which was released concurrently with the Tamil original. The film was also released in Hindi as a 2014 Chennai v / s China as well as synchronized with the original title in Malayalam. The film was also one of several films selected by the South Indian Chamber of Commerce as an Indian Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film.


A master of martial arts and medicinal remedies, Bodhidharma is the son of a great Tamil king of the Pallava dynasty. He is sent to China by his guru, who tells him to prevent a pandemic from spreading to India. At first, the people of China treat him as inferior, but later, when he was curing a little girl from the deadly disease and fighting some people who had abused villagers there, the people of China began to respect and worship him. He starts teaching them how to cure many diseases, the skills of hypnosis and the physical training of Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Shaolinquan. However, after a few years, when he expresses his desire to return to India, the villagers plan to poison him and bury him near the temple. They believe that their place would be disease free if it were buried there. Bodhidharma agrees to die and later becomes a fundamental figure in Chinese history, affectionately known as "Damo".

In China today, Dong Lee is tasked with launching a government-planned biological war against India, known as the Operation Red is known . He arrives in Chennai and begins this operation by injecting a virus into a street dog. This disease occurred during the time of Bodhidharma in China. Meanwhile, Subha Srinivasan, a genetics student, is investigating that Bodhidharma can be brought back to life if his DNA sample matches another DNA sample she finds in Aravind, a descendant of Bodhidharma who works as a circus performer nearby. Lee finds out Subha's mission to revive Bodhidharma and plans to kill her first so the disease cannot be stopped.

Subha approaches Aravind but begins to love and spend time with him, causing her to forget about her mission. One day, Aravind's family sees Subha and vividly remembers that they visited them a year earlier to find Aravind and to know all about him for Bodhidharma research. She saves herself and lies by saying that she doesn't know her. Later that night, Aravind's uncle explains everything that happened the year before when they met Subha. Aravind goes and meets Subha and is furious when he realizes the truth. The next day, however, he reconciles with Subha in a mood of love failure and declares himself ready to contribute to research and thereby save the country. The research begins with breathing life into Bodhidharma and ending Operation Red. Capable of anything, Lee does everything incredibly bad, mastered in "Nokku Varmam" (hypnosis), a martial art that Bodhidharma actually taught the Chinese.

Subha goes to her genetics department and announces that Operation Red can be stopped if they read and use the remedies in a book written by Bodhidharma. However, the department laughs and refuses to believe it, claiming that an ancient book is of no use in modern times, much to their dismay. After a while, Subha and Aravind learn that Subhas is helping Professor from the genetics department Lee with Operation Red. They sneak into the professor's apartment and learn about the operation. The next day, the professor is caught red-handed by Aravind, Subha, and their friends, but gives up and explains that he received a huge sum of money from the Chinese government for conducting Operation Red. After the gang's professor has more details about Operation Red and how to stop them, they leave. After a while, however, Lee arrives and the professor teams up with him again to save his own life.

Lee causes widespread devastation in the city that Subha, Aravind and their gang can hardly escape. They eventually find a research center where they can activate Bodhidharma's DNA in Aravind and decide to hide there for a few days. They all disable their phones so no one can track them. However, Lee somehow pursues Subha and the gang with the help of two outside friends of Subha. However, he kills both of them afterwards. Lee then finds the location of the research center. Subha and her friends at the research center flee in a van, but Lee chases them and the van collapses. An unconscious Aravind is first severely beaten by Lee, but then gains Bodhidharma's abilities and kills Lee. Aravind uses ancient medicine to cure the disease. Subha and Aravind then get married and eventually tell the press about the meaning of our story.




Initial reports suggested that Suriya would play three characters; a circus performer, scientist, and Buddhist monk for a part that takes place in China in the 5th through 6th centuries. However, it was made clear that the role of scientist would be taken over by the female lead Shruti Haasan, while Suriya would play a modern circus performer as well as Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived in the 5th century. Vietnamese actor and martial artist Johnny Tri Nguyen was hired as the antagonist, while Kannada actors Avinash and Abhinaya were hired by Naadodigal were selected to play minor supporting roles in the film.


Sources, characterized in that the film drew inspiration from Christopher Nolan's Inception . However, the director declined the message on the grounds that he had known long before the release of Inception started shooting. Murugadoss further reports denied that the film was a remake of the Bollywood film Chandni Chowk to China Because both were supposed to be set in China and that the concept of the film was similar to that of the Hollywood film Perfume , the script confirmed as the original. After completing the film, he stressed that he had not inspired or remade any film, stating that Hollywood filmmakers "are free to feel free to 7aum to make Arivu new ".


The movie's first schedule was finalized in China, and those fifteen minutes of edited film reportedly cost £ 15 million. Later some recordings were made in Trichy and later on the Ampa Skywalk, followed by the song Oh Ringa Ringa in Besant Nagar, for which 1000 young artists were allocated, and a stunt sequence in Perambur. Suriya had an ankle injury that caused the shot to be postponed for 3 days. At the request of cameraman Ravi K. Chandran, Suriya trained to get a six-pack stomach for a kung fu sequence within 16 days. Shabina Khan designed the costumes for Suriya and Shruti and stayed with the team throughout the shoot in Bangkok and Hong Kong. The song "Mun Andhi" was filmed in Thailand. Although initial reports said the film would include a time machine, they were later fired.

The visual effects for the film were made by Legacy Effects at an approximate cost of £ 10 million used in Hollywood for their work in the Terminator Series, the Jurassic Park Series, Aliens , the Predator Series, Iron man , Edward had an impact Scissorhands and Avatar .


The soundtrack, composed by Harris Jayaraj, consists of six songs, including a Chinese track sung by the Chinese singer Wang Hao. It is the second collaboration between Jayaraj and Murugadoss after the success of Ghajini . The lyrics were written by Madhan Karky. The audio rights to the album were reportedly secured by Sony Music for quite a lot. The composition of the soundtrack took place in Singapore. The audio was released in a great way on September 22nd, 2011 at the Chennai Trade Center. The event was hosted by Jai and Anjali, the main couple from Murugadoss' production Engeyum Eppodhum while Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani, Lakshmi Rai and several international artists performed on stage, choreographed by Shobi. Actors Dhanush, Karthi, Jiiva, Jayam Ravi, Vishal Krishna and Ram Charan attended the event, with Dhanush posting the trailer. Although initial reports said Shahrukh Khan would appear at launch, he was later released.

No. title text Singer) length
1. "Oh Ringa Ringa" Pa. Vijay Roshan, Jerry John, Benny Dayal, Suchitra 5:34
2. "Mun Andhi" N / A. Muthukumar Karthik, Megha 6:14
3. "Yellae Lama" N / A. Muthukumar Vijay Prakash, Karthik, Shalini, Shruti Haasan 5:21
4. "Yamma Yamma" Kabilan SP Balasubrahmanyam, Shweta Mohan 6:06
5. "Innum Enna Thozha" P. Vijay Balram, Naresh Iyer, Suchith Suresan 4:58
6. "The Rise of Damo" (Mandarin language) Madhan Karky Hao Wang, Sunitha Sarathy 3:16
Overall length: 31:29

All tracks were written by Bhuvanachandra.

No. title Singer) length
1. "Oh Ringa Ringa" Benny Dayal, Suchitra 5:36
2. "Mutyala Dhaarani" Karthik, Megha 6:13
3. "Yellae Lama" Rita, Vijay Prakash, Shalini, Karthik 5:22
4. "Amma Amma" SP Balasubrahmanyam, Shweta Mohan 6:07
5. "Endukanta Joda" Balram, Naresh Iyer, Suchith Suresan 4:56
6. "The Rise of Damo" (Mandarin language) Hao Wang, Sunitha Sarathy 3:14
Overall length: 31:28

Critical answer

PG Devi from Behindwoods gave 3.5 / 5 and commented: "The album promises some big chart-busting hits like the upbeat 'Ringa Ringa', the melodious 'Mun Andhi' and the pathetic 'Yamma Yamma' A déjà vu feeling all around the album, a surefire commercial hit. " Indiaglitz stated that "Harris' unique stamp can be felt throughout the CD and that songs [...] are a pleasure for the senses" and recommended it "to those who love and appreciate good music". Pavithra Srinivasan from Rediff delivered 2.5 / 5, mentioning that "it looks like Harris Jeyaraj has run out of steam. While Yemma Yemma and The Rise of Damo are appealing, the rest sounds like he has remixed some of his own older tracks or opted to get inspiration from other classics [...] 7aum Arivus music has its moments, but these are rare and far apart. "Prakash Upadhyaya by said the album "has different songs. The soundtracks will have more appeal when viewed".


Bharath Creations bought the rights to the film in the US and Canada. The worldwide theatrical rights to the film were sold for £ 60 million. The satellite rights to the film were sold to Sun TV. The film received a "U" certificate from the Indian Censor Board but did not receive the 30 percent entertainment tax exemption. The film was due to be released in Diwali on October 26, 2011. With the intervention of producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, it was brought forward one day and opened before the other films. The distribution rights in Kerala were acquired for £ 2.4 million and published on more than 100 screens. In Chennai, the film was released on 51 screens. The film was the largest release in Suriya's career and opened with 1,000 prints worldwide, with 400 prints in Tamil Nadu alone. The dubbed version of Telugu, 7th scythe, had the second largest release in Andhra Pradesh for a dubbed film, showing it on 400 screens across the state. A special screening was shown to actor Kamal Haasan. In Malaysia, the film was released in a record 53 screens. In the United States, the film was released on 50 screens in both Tamil and Telugu.

critical reception

Indiaglitz claimed Murugadoss made a "bold attempt" and "succeeded with the help of Suriya and Udhayanidhi Stalin," praising him for "conveying a bitter truth [...] in a sugar-coating," and went on to claim it is a "winner in all of its invasions ". Behindwoods described it as "technical finesse, the commercial constraints fair will "and gave the film 3 out of 5 Points . Rediff gave it 3 out of 5 and found it "worth a watch" and "several things worked for it". Sify called the film "average" and wrote that "Murugadoss' efforts to make a particular type of film are commendable, but the imagination seems to be lacking to achieve what he wanted to achieve". rated it 3/5, saying that "a hopeful start makes this routine an absolute disappointment. This isn't a bad movie. You just expect better from a director like Murugadoss."

Box office

7aum Arivu had a strong opening on October 25th, the day before Diwali. The film grossed £ 40.25 million from around the world on its six-day opening weekend. In Chennai alone, the film grossed £ 9 million in its lifetime. The Indian film trade viewed the film as a commercial success despite a high budget and distribution price. 7 Aum Arivu is thought to grossed an estimated ₹ 90 crore- ₹ 100 crore worldwide in its lifetime.


Some criticisms of the film related to historical inaccuracies regarding the character Bodhidharma. According to experts, he had traveled to China from India to spread Buddhism, and his portrayal as a man of "medical knowledge" and his expertise in "martial arts" were not well received by viewers who claimed the film was admitting placing a lot of emphasis on his identity as a Tamilian rather than highlighting the other facts. The film has been compared by film historian S. Theodore Baskaran to other Tamil films about history and folklore that were historically imprecise, like Veerapandiya Kattabomman and Parthiban Kanavu . A man named Babu T. Raghu had pointed out at a press conference that the monk was 150 years old when he reached China, while they portrayed him in the film in his 20s. He expressed his desire to debate with the filmmakers and also said he had material evidence to prove it while he started a hunger strike against Bodhidharma's followers across the country. Other sources also reported a similar problem.

Later reports claimed that the film was very similar to the game Assassin's Creed. Some thought that the film and game were based on the same concept, although they differed in other ways. The film Velayudham that next to 7aum Arivu released been was was also compared to the game.

The film was sent for CBFC certification with a dummy background score and the official re-recording came afterwards, sparking protests calling for recertification.


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