HT Image
HT Image

Dasavatharam hits theatres

After surmounting legal hurdles, Tamil film Dasavatharam, featuring Kamal Haasan in ten roles, finally hit the theatres in Chennai on Friday.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2008 04:54 PM IST

After surmounting legal hurdles, Tamil film Dasavatharam, featuring Kamal Haasan in ten roles, finally hit the theatres in Chennai on Friday.

Fans of the multi-faceted actor made a beeline to many cinemas screening the much-hyped movie billed as the actor's magnum opus.

They celebrated the release by pouring milk on his cut-outs and posters and performing 'aarthi'.

The movie has been released in 50 cinema houses in Chennai and its suburbs alone. Most of them carried "Houseful" boards in the morning itself, but people were still seen thronging them.

The special preview of the movie saw matinee icon and Kamal Haasan's contemporary, "Superstar" Rajnikanth, reportedly describing the movie as an "extraordinary effort".

Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, veteran actor Nagesh and actress Manorama and other top stars have reportedly praised the actor's performance in the movie after watching a special screening.

According to trade sources, a total of 139 movie prints have been released. While Asin's plays the heroine in the movie, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat adds to the glamour quotient, making her debut in Tamil.

Dasavatharam has had its fair share of controversies, with the courts being approached for redress. While an assistant director claimed the plot to be his, a Vaishnavite organisation moved the High Court and Supreme Court seeking a stay on the screening of the movie, claiming it contained scenes that hurt religious sentiments.

However, the courts ruled in favour of producer Oscar Movies and decks were cleared for its release with the Supreme Court on June 12 dismissing a petition seeking a stay on its release.

Another Bollywood star, actor-producer-singer and music director Himesh Reshammiya has made the musical score, with the songs already topping the charts.

Top-notch lyricists Vaalee and Vairamuthu have penned the lyrics.

According to film industry sources, its director KS Ravikumar, known as the man with the Midas touch, has used all his resources to churn out a great entertainer with some great visual effects.

The Kamal-Ravikumar duo have already produced smash hits like 'Avvai Shanmugi', 'Thenali' and 'Panchathantiram'.

Actress Jayaprada and actors Nagesh and Napolean among others comprise the rest of the cast.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Rahul Khanna says he'll try to follow Malaika Arora's advice.
Rahul Khanna says he'll try to follow Malaika Arora's advice.

Malaika Arora drops Instagram advice with throwback pic, Rahul Khanna reacts

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Malaika Arora has shared a throwback picture from her Goa vacation with Arjun Kapoor, along with some advice. Rahul Khanna said that he'll try to follow it.
Close
Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.
Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.

Salman Khan confirms Radhe theatrical release on Eid 2021

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Salman Khan has now confirmed that after receiving requests of theatre owners from across the country, he will release his next, Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai, in theatres on Eid this year.
Close
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with husband Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with husband Saif Ali Khan.

Kareena reveals secret to ‘glamorous’ look during pregnancy with K3G reference

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:08 PM IST
When Kareena Kapoor Khan was complimented about looking 'glamorous' during her pregnancy, she replied with a reference to her K3G character Poo.
Close
India trumped Australia in the Border-Gavaskar series.
India trumped Australia in the Border-Gavaskar series.

Ind vs Aus: SRK to ‘now sleep peacefully’, Amitabh recalls racial abuse, injury

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:44 PM IST
All from Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor to Karan Johar have tweeted to show their happiness on India's historic win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar series.
Close
Deepika Padukone poses in a large kitchen ahead of her AMA session.
Deepika Padukone poses in a large kitchen ahead of her AMA session.

Deepika reveals first thing she does after waking up, answers fan questions

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • Actor Deepika Padukone answered quirky questions in an Instagram Ask Me Anything session on Tuesday.
Close
Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave on the set of Extraction.
Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave on the set of Extraction.

Extraction director says Marvel universe is inspiration for franchise's future

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • Joe and Anthony Russo are bringing their Marvel Cinematic Universe experience to fleshing out the Extraction franchise, director Sam Hargrave has said.
Close
Vijay Deverakonda on the poster of Liger.
Vijay Deverakonda on the poster of Liger.

Vijay shows fan hysteria over Liger poster, promises ‘nationwide madness' next

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • Vijay Deverakonda is touched by the overwhelming love from his fans after the release of the Liger poster. The film, directed by Puri Jagannadh, marks his pan-Indian debut.
Close
Saif Ali Khan plays a Chanakya-like character in Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan plays a Chanakya-like character in Tandav.

Tandav creator Ali Abbas Zafar offers update after unconditional apology

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • The Tandav team is having further dialogue with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting over the complaints that have been filed against the show, creator Ali Abbas Zafar has said.
Close
Vikas Gupta is back on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Vikas Gupta is back on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta is back on the show, says Eijaz Khan is an honest man

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Vikas Gupta re-entered the Bigg Boss 14 house on Monday's episode, after spending some time outside due to health issues.
Close
Yash with family in Maldives.
Yash with family in Maldives.

Yash flies to Maldives with family, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Yash has flown to Maldives for an exotic holiday with wife Radhika Pandit and their two kids.
Close
Hrithik Roshan on the sets of Mr Natwarlal starring Amitabh Bachchan.
Hrithik Roshan on the sets of Mr Natwarlal starring Amitabh Bachchan.

When Hrithik Roshan oversaw Amitabh Bachchan rehearsing for his singing debut

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan has shared a rare black-and-white picture when he was rehearsing to sing his first song and Hrithik Roshan was witnessing the moment as a child.
Close
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)

Bigg Boss 14: Devoleena enters as Eijaz's proxy, says he has been wrong at times

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss 14 as a proxy for Eijaz Khan and she has said she will maintain his equations in the house.
Close
Arjun Rampal in his first look from Dhaakad.
Arjun Rampal in his first look from Dhaakad.

Dhaakad: Arjun Rampal is Kangana Ranaut’s nemesis, see first look

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Arjun Rampal’s first look as the inked and evil villain in Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad is out. See it here.
Close
Deepika Padukone said that she is very hands-on with her home.
Deepika Padukone said that she is very hands-on with her home.

Deepika Padukone says she manages her home herself, Ranveer keeps asking why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:37 PM IST
  • Deepika Padukone said that because of the upbringing she got, she believes in taking care of her home herself, instead of outsourcing duties to her staff.
Close
Kamal Haasan with daughters Shruti and Akshara.
Kamal Haasan with daughters Shruti and Akshara.

Kamal Haasan's daughters Shruti, Akshara give update after his leg surgery

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
  • Kamal Haasan's leg surgery on Tuesday morning was successful, a statement shared by his daughters Shruti and Akshara revealed. He will be discharged from the hospital in a few days.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP