Aayirathil Oruvan

Aayirathil Oruvan Tamil Movie 2010 Cast

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 1, 2023

Initial release

January 14, 2010






320 million INR


Adventure, Action


3h 3m

“Aayirathil Oruvan” (transl. One in a Thousand Men) is a Tamil-language action-adventure film released in 2010. It was written and directed by Selvaraghavan and produced by R. Ravindran. The film features Karthi, Reemma Sen, and Andrea Jeremiah in the lead roles, with Parthiban playing a significant character.

Aayirathil Oruvan Tamil Movie 2010 Cast, Plot, Music, & Release

The story revolves around three individuals, Muthu (Karthi), Lavanya (Andrea Jeremiah), and Anitha (Reemma Sen), who embark on an adventurous journey to find a missing archaeologist. Principal photography for the film began in July 2007 and spanned till 2008. The shooting took place at various locations, involving around 2,000 extras, including Chalakudy in Kerala and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

Additionally, filming also took place at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The title “Aayirathil Oruvan” was derived from a 1965 film with the same name. The cinematography was handled by Ramji, and the editing was done by Kola Bhaskar.


In the year 1279 A.D., the Chola dynasty faces a looming threat as the Pandyas drive the Chola people out of their kingdom in southern India. To safeguard the life of his successor and escape the Pandyas, the Chola emperor makes a decision. He sends his son, along with the royal advisor (Raja Guru), and the remaining Chola people to a hidden and undisclosed territory.

In their escape, they also carry a sacred idol that holds significance for the Pandyas, further infuriating them. The Pandyas are determined to capture the escaped Cholas and retrieve the stolen idol.


Real Name Role Name
Karthi Muthu
Andrea Jeremiah Lavanya
Azhagam Perumal Major Ravisekhara Pandia
Abhinaya Daughter of Chola king
Nambirajan Chola’s Rajaguru
Reema Sen Anita Pandian
Parthiban Radhakrishnan Chozhan
Prathap Pothen Lavanya’s father
Crane Manohar Muthu’s uncle



Andrea Jeremiah

Andrea Jeremiah

“Aayirathil Oruvan” is a scientific/fantasy thriller directed by Selvaraghavan. The film features Karthi Sivakumar, Reema Sen, and Andrea Jeremiah in the lead roles.

Azhagam Perumal

Azhagam Perumal



Abhinaya plays one of the heroine roles in Nadodigal a Tamil film. She has also donned a role in Selvaraghavan’s ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’


Reema Sen

Reema Sen

Parthiban Radhakrishnan

Parthiban Radhakrishnan

Prathap Pothen

Prathap Pothen

One of Pratap’s most memorable roles was in the film ‘Varumayin Niram Sivappu,’ directed by K Balachandar. After his acting career, Pratap transitioned into directing films.

Crane Manohar

Crane Manohar



Following the response to his gangster film “Pudhupettai” in 2007, Selvaraghavan took a break from directing to strategize future projects and establish his production company, White Elephants. One of the initial ventures under this banner was “Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam,” which commenced production in November 2006.


The film was announced in 2007 with Selvaraghavan’s regular music director, Yuvan Shankar Raja, following five successive successful albums together, but after his ouster during filming, work for the soundtrack began again from scratch under new music director G. V. Prakash Kumar.


“Aayirathil Oruvan” is renowned as one of the longest films in Tamil cinema, initially having an original running time of 181 minutes (3 hours and 1 minute). However, to address challenges encountered during its theatrical release, the film’s runtime was shortened to 154 minutes (2 hours and 34 minutes). This adjustment was made to ensure a smoother screening experience for audiences.

Promotional Poster

Cinematography Ramji
Country India
Directed by Selvaraghavan
Distributed by Ayngaran International
Dream Valley Corporation
Edited by Kola Bhaskar
Language Tamil
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Produced by R. Ravindran Selvaraghavan
Dream Valley Corporation
Release date January 14, 2010 (India)
Running time 154 minutes (Theatrical version)
181 minutes (Original uncut version)
Written by Selvaraghavan
S. Ramachandran (Dialogues for the primitive Cholas, living in isolation)


According to Sify, the movie was described as a refreshing addition to the calm realm of Tamil cinema, breaking free from the limitations of stereotypes. The reviewer also commended Selvaraghavan, stating that the director takes us on an immersive journey to an entirely different realm, leaving a lasting impression.

Box office

Aayirathil Oruvan, released on 600 screens worldwide, achieved the status of a “hit” in Telugu and an “average” in Tamil. It garnered a significant opening, surpassing other films, with a weekend collection of ₹0.7 crores in Chennai (equivalent to ₹1.3 crores or US$170,000 in 2020).


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