The teenage son of a farmer from an underprivileged caste kills a rich, upper caste landlord. Will the farmer, a loving father and a pacifist by heart, be able to save his hot-blooded son is the rest of the story.




M.S. Manimaran (screenplay), Vetrimaaran (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhanush ... Siva Saamy
Manju Warrier ... Pachaiyammal
Prakash Raj ... Venugopal Seshadri
Pasupathy ... Murugesan (Pachaiyammal's Brother)
Pavan ... Venkatesan (Vaddakuran's Younger Brother)
Aadukalam Naren ... Vaddakuran Narasimhan
Ken Karunas ... Chidambaram
Tee Jay Tee Jay ... Velmurugan 'Murugan'
Abhirami Abhirami ... Mariyammal
A. Venkatesh A. Venkatesh ... Viswanathan (Sivasami's Boss)
Balaji Sakthivel Balaji Sakthivel ... Inspector
Subramaniam Siva Subramaniam Siva ... Murugan (Sivasamy's Brother)
Nitish Veera Nitish Veera ... Pandian
Velraj Velraj ... Panchayat Member
Tejeenthan Arunasalam Tejeenthan Arunasalam ... Velmurugan

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Asuran is an action film directed by Vetrimaaran, with the story taken from the novel Vekkai written by Poomani, a famous Tamil novelist. Dhanush plays two roles in this film. Famous Malayalam actress Manju Warrier plays the female lead. Many people expecting this movie will be the benchmark for Tamil cinema in both critically and commercially. Trailer of this film was released on Dhanush's birthday and the film was released on 3 October 2019. Written by Madhesh D fan

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The film is based on the novel "Vekkai", which was written by novelist Poomani. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to make cuts to remove scenes of strong violence and injury detail, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


Ellu Vaya Pookalaye
Music by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Lyrics by Yugabharathi
Performed by Saindhavi
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Its all about the way of potrayal
5 October 2019 | by manirsofflSee all my reviews

As we all know about one of the greatest combination ever. Dhanush n Vetrimaaran. A only director who never tasted the failure. Only because he is having always cult classic n raw action drama genre. This one joins the club too. Natural acting n narrow minded straight story in linear pattern, so its easy to get with the story line. Here the plus is acting n the screenplay. Gv prakash working with Vetrimaaran after Kaaka Muttai. While hearing audio when released I feel like something is missing. But as of now after watched the movie everything is there actually. Everything crafted well. #Asuran yet a normal story with a classic screenplay. I have always wonder how this man writing screenplay for his scripts. Wow!

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3 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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INR600,000,000 (estimated)

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