A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure.

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Meghana Karthik (subtitles), Gautham Vasudev Menon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suriya ... Krishnan / Suriya
Simran ... Malini Krishnan
Ramya ... Priya
Sameera Reddy ... Meghana
Prithviraj Prithviraj ... Asad
Deepa Narendran Deepa Narendran ... Shriya
Karthik Karthik ... Suriya's friend
Shanker Koladi Shanker Koladi ... Shankar Menon
Vtv Ganesh Vtv Ganesh ... Librarian (as Ganesh)
Sathish Sathish ... Suriya's friend (as Satish)
Veera Bahu Veera Bahu ... Suriya's friend (as Veera)
Gautham Vasudev Menon ... Commando Informer
Pawl Bazile Pawl Bazile ... Punk Mugger (as Paul Basile)
Brian Jennings Brian Jennings ... Visa Officer
Dhanusha Murugasan Dhanusha Murugasan ... Shalini

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Storyline

Surya (Surya Sivakumar) is away at war as his father, Krisnan (also Surya) dies of lung cancer. As Surya sits on a plane in combat gear heading into battle, he reminisces about his father's influence in his life. The film opens with the father Krishnan's romance with Malini (Simram), which in turn is contrasted with the son's aggressive courting of an engineering student Meghana (Sameera Reddy) from a train ride in Tamil Nadu to her graduate studies in Berkeley. The romance is swiftly followed by an extended period of professional and personal uncertainty, in which the son turns back to father figures to help him get back on his feet and seek out his true calling. Well made, though overlong film, reportedly autobiographical about the director's own relationship with his father. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Suriya had lost 15 kilos to play the role of a teenager and then again gained bulk for his role of an army officer. See more »

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Referenced in Aadhavan (2009) See more »

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Written by: Thamarai
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Karthik and Prasanna
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Vaaranam Aayiram -- -Surya is in Big League....A worth watch...
23 November 2008 | by jasin_sajSee all my reviews

Vaaranam Aayiram--itz Surya all the way...He roxx to the core....What a versatility he gave to the different phases of his character... As a teenager, lover, loser, commando, aged man his performance is top class...His body language and voice modulation all are excellent...I can say..now he is in big league with the finest actors of our country...

Coming to the film....itz an autobiographical one...so we cant blame the pace of the movie...Even though the narration is racy in first half. In second half there are lot of incidents...(transition from a loser to a good individual..) Surya-Sameera reddy love track is minty cool..n Surya-Divya track is also OK...Then the Delhi episode...IMO itz a refreshing idea frm Goutham..(To overcome the loss of tragic event in Hero's life..)Someone may not agree that...After that the army scenes...surya really looks like an army man...And the final dialogue from simran is also touching...

Performancewise Surya...His career best performance till date....Next comes Simran...Matured performance ..Both Sameera and Divya are apt for the roles...No gimmicks in Cinematography and Editing...BGM and music is beautifully synchronised with the mood of the film....

If you are looking for a masala entertainer, then stay away from here...

Overall, itz a must watch ....


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Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR140,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$921,007
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2.35 : 1
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