7am Arivu movie review

Banner: Red Giant Movies
Production: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Direction: A.R. Murugadoss
Star-casts: Suriya, Shruthi Haasan, Johnny Tri Nguyen, Azhagam Perumal and others
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran
Editing: Anthony


As expected, Suriya amazes us with his performance in both the contrasting roles of Bodhidharma and a circus artist. The actor puts in his sincere efforts and all his hard work is visible on the screens. His dedication by the way he shapes up his physique for two distinct roles is laudable. He does such complex roles like Bodhidharma with ease and amazes us.

7am Arivu is a dream debut for Shruti Haasan. The multifaceted beauty has got a meaty role including few emotional scenes apart from the dance and romantic scenes. She looked like million bucks and her performance was okay. The actress has dubbed her own voice but she should have worked a bit more on that.

Johnny Tri Nguyen as the deadly villain is extraordinary and terrific. Let’s welcome him to the Tamil cinema. Rest of the cast did their bit as required.


The story takes off in the 6th Century AD showcasing the Tamil Pallava king Bodhi Dharma (Suriya), who leaves to China from Kanchipuram and becomes a saint. He is an expert at martial arts, medicine and nokku varmam ( hypnotism) and he helps one whole village in the country with his arts. He teaches the martial arts and is the founder of Shaolin. He will be worshipped by all the Chinese as Tao after his demise. Cut to the present, Aravindh (Suriya) works as a circus artiste in Great Bombay Circus who falls for Suba Sreenivas (Sruthi), a research student. The duo becomes thick pals however Aravindh finds out that Suba has some motive behind her steps. Meanwhile, the Chinese government sends Dongli (Johnny Tri Nguyen), a martial art expert to India to accomplish the mission of Operation Red so as to kill Suba as she founds Aravinds DNA matches with that of Bodhidharma. How will they accomplish the task is all about the film.

Surya’s 7am Arivu audio by August 20th

It was just a few hours back we have come across the audio launch date of Ajith’s much awaited film Mankatha and latest buzz is that the audio of Suriya’s 7am Arivu is also gearing up to release just with a few days gap Mankatha launch.

For all Suriya fans out there, 7am Arivu audio is all set to release in a grand manner around August 20th, 2011. The audio of 7am Arivu launch got postponed many times due to some official problems but now the filmmakers are keen to release the audio mostly before the above said date. The album has total of 6 songs including a Chinese track. The Chinese song is the special attraction of the album which was sung by mandarin singer Hau.

Suriya will be performing nearly 10 astonishing feats live on stage along with some trained circus artistes which will be a special attraction of the audio launch.

‘7am Arivu’ gets back its cinematographer!

The ‘Ghajini’ duo are back together again filming ‘7am Arivu.’ This film is touted to be a sci-fi thriller with spell-binding special effects and a first-time pairing of Suriya and Shruthi Haasan. Another first of this film is the villain, Johny, who has landed in India for this film straight from Vietnam.
We had informed you earlier that the cinematographer of ‘7am Arivu,’ Ravi K. Chandran had to leave for attending his prior commitment to Bollywood for the cinematography of a Hrithik Roshan film that is being produced by Karan Johar. But it looks like Ravi’s stint with his Bollywood filming ended abruptly when the cinematographer had an opinion clash with the director of the film.

The next thing we know, the cinematographer joining the ‘7am Arivu’ team to continue his work here. Ravi’s coming back seems to have made the entire team happy. Suriya, a master of makeovers is touted to appear in triple avatars never-seen-before. Suriya who also learnt juggling for the film has also done some gravity-defying circus performances in the film.

Sources close to the film’s unit have suggested that the actor will be performing the stunts on stage for the music launch event of ‘7 Am Arivu.’ All these tid-bits work as boosters for the numerous fans the actor has got across the globe, who are looking forward to the film eagerly!

Suriya is a monk

One of the roles Suriya playing in ‘7am Arivu’ is that of a Buddhist Monk. The other two characters are a scientist and a circus artist. The film will create ripples once it hits the screens.These are the latest three things we hear about the multicrore-multilingual venture, directed by A R Murugadoss and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies.
“The movie, with enough evidence, will reveal some secrets about the origination of Kung Fu and other martial arts. It will also talk about ancient relationship between India and China,” say sources.

With Shruthi Haasan playing the heroine, ‘7am Arivu’ is said to be a scintillating thriller which will travel between the present era and Pallava period. “Suriya has given his heart and soul to the film,” sources add.

Permission denied to ‘7am Arivu’

The Coimbatore district administration has denied permission to shoot ‘7am Arivu’, the Suriya-starrer directed by A.R.Murugadoss, near a check dam, following protests by environmental activists.
If reports are to be believed, the cast and crew of the Udhayanidhi Stalin’s production venture wanted to shoot the film near the dam which is very close to reserve forest area and erected huge sets resembling a palace.

However, environmental activists raised serious objections saying that the shooting would contaminate the check dam which stores the Siruvani river water. “Also, the place is the habitat of various animals and birds,” they said.

Following this, Coimbatore District Collector P.Umanath has denied permission to shoot the movie there. He has also reportedly ordered to remove palatial sets made of plaster of paris.

Suriya is an acrobat in ‘7am Arivu’

While AR Murugadoss is still denying the rumours saying his film with Suriya ‘7am Arivu’ is based on the recently released Christopher Nolan’s Inception we learn the film is no where connected with the Hollywood film. Even Shruthi Kamal who plays the heroine opposite Suriya had screamed Murugadoss’ film is an original film.
Sources say ‘7am Arivu’ is based on a circus artiest and the role played by Suriya plays a trapeze artiste who also doubles up as an animal trainer. The ‘7am Arivu’ unit is currently shooting at Great Bombay Circus in Coimbatore. It will later go to China to can some scintillating acrobatic scenes with the help of experts there. The range of characters Suriya is opting for in recent times is amazing to say least.

In Tamil there weren’t many films that has circus as a part of main story. Except for MGR’s ‘Parakkum Paavai’ and Kamal’s ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal’ and ‘Mumbai Express’ we don’t have any memorable film dealing with the lives of people in circus.