Suriya’s Chinese avatar: Details revealed

By now, we all know that Suriya will play the role of a Buddhist monk (Bodhidharma) in his much awaited 7 Aum Arivu, directed by A.R. Murugadoss. There are reports that Suriya will sport the look of a Buddhist monk for only 20 minutes in the film. Here are more details on the role. Suriya will appear as a Tamil prince from Kancheepuram who travels to China and became a well-respected monk there. Director Murugadoss has done a lot of research on the role and sources who have seen the raw version of the film are amazed with Suriya’s performance.

The story is said to revolve around a time machine brought to India by a scientist (played by Shruti or Suriya according to conflicting versions). The film is also being dubbed in Hindi and Telugu. 7 Aum Arivu is a sci-fi thriller in which Suriya plays a double role and Shruti Haasan is the heroine. Ravi K. Chandran handles the camera while Harris Jayaraj is the music director.

7 Aum Arivu: Ten crores intro scene for Suriya

The latest buzz is that the producers have spent nearly ten crores for the introduction scene of Suriya in 7 Aum Arivu. Made with a whopping budget of Rs. 84 crores, this is the highest budget film in Suriya’s career till date. 7 Aum Arivu, which has Suriya and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles, is likely to grace theatres on October 28, 2011 (Diwali weekend). The director is currently busy with the post production works and the music launch will take place in Chennai on September 22, 2011. The story is said to revolve around a time machine which is brought to India by a scientist. 7 Aum Arivu is a sci-fi thriller in which Suriya plays a triple role: a circus artist, a Buddhist monk and a scientist. Vietnamese stunt actor Johnny Tri Nguyen will play the baddie.

The technical team includes Harris Jayaraj (music), Ravi K. Chandran (cinematography) and Anthony Gonsalves (editing).

Suriya’s Chinese monk role lasts 20 mins in 7am Arivu


Surya’s looks of a monk in upcoming Tamil movie 7 Aum Arivu has taken the Tamil film industry by storm. After keeping it under wraps for more than a year, the makers of the film have finally given hints about the role, which he is playing in the film, through the first look.
The latest news on his role of a Chinese monk is that it would lasts for only 20 minutes. If sources are to be believed, the actor will be seen in that look in the beginning of the movie. Later, his other avatars of a scientist and circus artist carry the story forward.

Surya had taken a special training in martial arts for his role of a 14th century Buddhist monk in the film. He has also learnt every conceivable circus stunt for his other character in 7 Aum Arivu. The actor can now walk the trapeze, blow fire out of his mouth and juggle with six balls, claims a reliable source.

The movie directed by AR Murugadoss also features Shruti Hassan and Hollywood artist Johnny Tri Nguyen in the leads. The movie is produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin on the banner Red Giant Movies.

Surya becomes No.1 of Kollywood

Actor Suriya has been officially announced as No. 1 in the Tamil film industry. KUMUDAM – the leading Tamil magazine of India has listed 10 topmost influential celebrities of Kollywood amongst which Suriya has been listed on No.1. The reason they have mentioned is that Suriya is the favorite of Box Office as his films from ‘Pithamaghan’ have done great business. Now all the distributors, producers and theatre owners are so happy about taking up his films.

Suriya’s upcoming film ‘Raktha Charitra’ has done a marvelous business at global box office and the film’s producers are so gleeful that none of their previous films did go for such a big show in overseas.

This is the main reason why Suriya’s 7 AUM ARIVU will be made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Tony Jaa in Suriya’s 7 AUM ARIVU

The world renowned young, cool and hot hunk Tony Jaa has wide range of fans following across the globe. Even a 5 year old kid has been his ardent buff and now it seems that the actor has been roped for A.R. Murugadoss’ upcoming film 7 AUM ARIVU. The film features Suriya and Shruthi Haasan in lead roles as known previously.
The highlighting attribute of this film is that there are only 3 characters in this film and there are no other supporting roles.

The complete story will center on these three actors. Since this film will be made simultaneously Hindi and Telugu as well. So it will be an additional feature to attract even the Bollywood fans, who are already excited about Surya’s debut release RAKTHA CHARITHRAM in August.