Kamal Haasan-Gautham Vasudev Menon-AR Rahman combo – 10 Years of Dasavatharam

10 Years of Dasavatharam

Who can forget this Kamal Haasan’s most celebrated magnum opus of  Dasavatharam? Today, the entire cinema world is celebrating with #10YearsofDasavatharam and we at Star Views bring you 10 Interesting facts about the film.

  1. While Asin was finalized for the female lead role appearing in dual roles, Vidya Balan, Nayanthara and Trisha were considered as the first priority. They couldn’t take up the project due to their call sheet issues.
  2. As we know, most of the roles played by Kamal Haasan had pair and some important roles as well. The initial league of considerations was Meena, Kiran, Mumtaz, Nadhiya, Kamalinee Mukerji, Nithya Das, Meera Jasmine and Vasundhara Das.
  3. Late cinematographer Jeeva shot some sequences, but it was not used for the film. Ravi Varman was later signed up for the project.
  4. There was a particular scene, where the junior artists in 12th century, where junior artists had to appear in hundreds and thousands. It turned out to be a real big challenge for K.S. Ravikumar and his team to handle it and get the scenes shot. Say for instance, one of the junior artists wore eye spectacles and instantly got scolded.
  5. An exact white house building set work are erected at Taramani Film City.
  6. The climax scene involving Tsunami happens to be the greatest highlight in this film. Apparently, the Tsunami effect was to be created in Mahabalipuram at an area span of 50,000 square foot in which 100-Ft Wall was created near Muttukadu. 6 machines from USA were important, where each would generate 20-ft high waves, which alone cost 35 Million.
  7. Initially, AR Rahman was signed to compose music, but couldn’t take up to due to his commitment with other projects.
  8. Soon after Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, Kamal Haasan approached Gautham Vasudev Menon to direct the film, but he couldn’t take up the offer due to some issues.
  9. Vadivelu was signed to play the comedian alongside Kamal Haasan, but he finally took his way out as the shooting got delayed.
  10. Jayaram was to play one among the major roles in this film and even he wasn’t able to make it due to clash with call sheet.


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