7aum Arivu

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7aum Arivu
Directed byA. R. Murugadoss
Written byA. R. Murugadoss
Produced byUdhayanidhi Stalin
Shruti Haasan
Johnny Tri Nguyen
Edited byAnthony
Music byHarris Jayaraj
Distributed byRed Giant Movies
Release date
  • 25 October 2011 (2011-10-25)
Running time
168 minutes
Budget80 crore[2]
Box office90–100 crore[2][3][4]

7aum Arivu (pronunciation: Ēḻām aṟivu) (English: Seventh Sense) is a 2011 Indian science fiction-martial arts movie.

Production[change | change source]

It was written and directed by AR Murugadoss, featuring Suriya and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles and Johnny Tri Nguyen as the main antagonist. The movie, produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin began production in May 2010 and was released on 25 October 2011 in Chennai and a day later, on Diwali, worldwide. The visual effects were done by US based Legacy effects, making this their second Indian film after Enthiran.

Reviews[change | change source]

7aum Arivu received mixed critical response upon release, and opened strongly at the box office. It was also dubbed into Telugu as 7th Sense which was released with the Tamil original.[5] The film was also dubbed in Hindi as Chennai v/s China in 2014[6] as well as in Malayalam with the original title. The movie was also one of the movies selected by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce for being the Indian submission for Oscar under the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[7][8][9]

Cast[change | change source]

Box office[change | change source]

7aum Arivu had a strong opening on 25 October, a day prior to Diwali.[10] The film had a huge six-day opening weekend worldwide.[11] In Chennai alone, the film grossed 90 million in its lifetime.[12] Indian film trades considered 7aum Arivu a commercial success,[13][14] despite a high budget and distribution price.[15]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ravi K Chandran back to 7am Arivu". Sify Movies. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 T.N.Ashok (16 February 2013). "Tamil films alive and kicking". Madras Musings. Ezhaam Arivu (7th Sense) made by Murugadoss earned only Rs.90 crore against a large investment of Rs.80 crore
  3. "சூர்யா...close up". Kungumam. 29 November 2020. Archived from the original on 11 January 2021.
  4. Chandra, Sekar (18 May 2016). "Suriya's 24 Joins Prestigious 100 Crore Club". India Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  5. "K-town's successful Tollywood link". The Times of India. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  6. "Chennai vs China (7aum Arivu) Promo 1". Zee Cinema. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  7. Vazhakku En 18/9 and 7aum Arivu in Oscar nomination list – Tamil Movie News Archived 2012-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. IndiaGlitz (18 September 2012). Retrieved on 9 November 2012.
  8. Tamil Films In Oscar Race This Year ! – Tamil Films – 7aum Arivu – Vazhakku En – Tamil Movie News. Behindwoods.com (17 September 2012). Retrieved on 9 November 2012.
  9. Oscar race: Vazhakku trumps 7aum Arivu Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine. Times of India. 19 September 2012
  10. "Chennai Diwali Box-Office (October 26 to 30)v". Sify. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  11. "7aum Arivu vs. Velayutham". Behindwoods. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  12. "7aum Arivu". Behindwoods. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  13. "7aum Arivu - Behindwoods - Tamil Top Ten Movies". Behindwoods. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  14. "Top 10 Tamil grossers of 2011". Sify. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  15. T. N. Ashok (16 February 2013). "Tamil films: alive and kicking". Madras Musings. Ezhaam Arivu (7th Sense) made by Murugadoss earned only Rs.90 crore against a large investment of Rs. 80 crore, major costs being accounted for by location shooting in China and Thailand besides actor Surya's fees.