Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil, 2010) Releasing Pongal | Trailer


Ayirathil Oruvan Poster
Aayirathil Oruvan Poster (c) R Ravindran

Of special interest to WBRi Kolkata News is Calcutta Bengali actress Reema Sen's role in the upcoming Tamil film Aayirathil Oruvan.

Actress-model Reema Sen created a media buzz by having a indecent exposure lawsuit slapped on her in 2006. Reema opined that the hot pictures in question were still shots from her movies and exposed only her navel, and if that was an issue, the sari should be banned in India as a dress for women. The case was eventually declared frivolous, thankfully the Indian justice system works.

Reema Sen acts mostly in south Indian movies, and has also appeared in a few Bollywood movies.

Aayirathil Oruvan is directed by Selvaraghavan, with a star cast of Karthi Sivakumar, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, Parthiban and many others. The movie reportedly employed a record number of extras - perhaps hiring extras is still cheaper than CG to get thousands of characters for a movie in India.

The film has been on the floors for three years, and finally has a release date of Jan 15, 2010.

Billed as an adventure thriller, the movie is about a journey to an unexplored world - an island like the one King Kong was grabbed from, inhabited by an indigenous native tribe with a culture having the usual number of secrets for such tribes in movies, including an Easter-island like astronomical construction. Snakes, Halloween-type moonrises, and of course sex contribute to the film. Going by the trailer, Aayirathil Oruvan is likely to be a visual feast, with shades from The Mummy, Indiana Jones, King Kong, The Scorpion King, and everything of such nature finding a place in the film.

A free high definiton trailer of Aayirathil Oruvan has just been released - watch the preview online: