Arai En 305-il Kadavul
Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul (English: God in Room Number 305) is a 2008 Tamil fantasy-comedy film directed by Chimbu Deven. The film stars comedian Santhanam, Ganja Karuppu, Prakash Raj, Jyothirmayi, and Madhumitha. The movie is produced by Shankar's S Pictures.The storyline of the film was that the whole universe is a Computer Simulation controlled by a Super Computer and God is the one who has access to it. The film received positive reviews and the acting of Santhanam was praised by the critics.
|Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul|
|Directed by||Chimbu Deven|
|Produced by||S. Shankar|
|Written by||Chimbu Deven|
M. S. Baskar
|Edited by||Sasi Kumar|
|Box office||₹15.5 crores|
Rasu (Santhanam) and Mokkai (Ganja Karuppu) are youngsters sharing a hostel with a diverse group of people. Those people include Professor Mani (Madhan Bob), a staunch atheist Thanjai Rudran (Rajesh), a poet, and other unemployed, struggling men. Rasu, who works in a coffee shop, is in love with Mahishasuramardhini (Madhumitha), but she seemingly ignores all his advances. Rasu was even attacked by her brother after hanging around her house for extended periods of time. Mokkai, who is unemployed due to his lack of education, and does whatever job he can find, dreams of marrying his uncle's daughter back in his village. After a particularly bad day where Mokkai is arrested and beaten by female police officers and Rasu's lies of being in a well-paid job are uncovered (to Mahishasuramardhini's disgust), the two are also kicked out of the hostel by the owner due to the inability to pay rent. On their last night, both vent their frustration at Kadavul (God) after heavy drinking. Both are shocked when Kadavul (Prakashraj) appears in front of them. Mistaking him for another unemployed fellow, the two head back to their hostel room only to find Kadavul waiting for them in it, waving aside this miracle, all three fall asleep. The next morning, Kadavul finally manages to convince Rasu and Mokkai of his true identity after appearing in the forms of Vishnu, Jesus and Buddha.
Armed with a 'galaxy box' (access to supercomputer) that is the source of his power, Kadavul makes a deal with Rasu and Mokkai. He will spend time with the two (under the name of Arnold), observing their day-to-day routines while advising them in the process, to see whether it is truly his fault for their poor standard of living, or their own. Arnold also manages to persuade the hostel owner to extend Rasu and Mokkai's stay for seven days, while their bet is undertaken.
During the allotted time, both Rasu and Mokkai learn a great deal through Arnold's own actions and His teachings. In the meantime, Wellesley Prabhu (Ilavarasu), another hostel inhabitant, accidentally discovers 'Arnold's' true identity, but is persuaded to keep silent. But Arnold is in for a shock when on his last night with them, Rasu and Mokkai steal his 'galaxy box' and use it to improve their lives. To Prabhu's despair, the true God is forced to lead an ordinary (yet underprivileged) life in the hostel. Rasu and Mokkai meanwhile find that their families, despite their gifts, remain highly suspicious of their wealth and ungrateful as well. They then start to use the box to inflict suffering on their past employers and those who refused to give them jobs. Ultimately, Rasu is once again rejected by Mahishasuramardhini, who turns out to be a prostitute, and throws the box into a bin in shock. Prabhu later recovers the box and hands it back over to Arnold.
Although forgiven, Rasu and Mokkai feel deep regret for their actions and promise to turn their lives around, which they duly do. Both of them become successful people in later life, along with Prabhu and various other characters.
- Prakash Raj as Arnold/Kadavul
- Santhanam as Raasu
- Ganja Karuppu as Mokkai
- Madhumitha as Mahishasuramardhini
- Jyothirmayi as Bhuvana
- Sampath Raj as Raana
- Madan Bob as Professor Mani
- Rajesh as Thanjai Rudhran
- M. S. Baskar as Kutti Madaswamy
- Periyar Dasan as Mokkai's father
- Ilavarasu as Wellesley Prabhu
- Cochin Hanifa as Giri Chettan
- Delhi Ganesh as Deivanayagam
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Engineer Rafeeq
- Aadukalam Naren as Coffee Day Owner
- Kuyili as Rukmani
- Chaams as 'Java' Sundaresan
- Ramdoss as Raana's henchman
- Manobala as Vengi Raja
- Kadhal Sukumar
- Sashikumar Subramani
- V. S. Raghavan as Old Man (cameo appearance)
|Arai En 305-il Kadavul|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||28 March 2008|
|Recorded||Varsha Vallaki Studios|
|Genre||Feature film Soundtrack|
The music of the movie has been composed by Vidyasagar.
|"Aavaram Poovukkum"||Shreya Ghoshal||Kabilan|
|"Adada Daa"||Santhanam, Ganja Karuppu, Jayamoorthy, Vineeth Srinivasan||P. Vijay|
|"Kaadhal Sei"||Vidyasagar||Na. Muthukumar|
|"Kurai Ondrum Illai"||Harini||Muthulingam|
|"Thendralukku Nee"||Karthik, Swetha Mohan||Yugabharathi|
The film was shot in 82 days. A dedicated team visited nearly 800 bachelor mansions around Chennai before shortlisting on the one for the final shoot. Apart from Chennai the crew also shot in Ambasamutharam, Achan Kovil in Kerala.
The film was said to be influenced by the 2003 Tom Shadyac Hollywood movie Bruce Almighty starred by Jim Carrey. Only difference being in the Hollywood movie God grants the protagonist the powers willingly. In this Tamil version, the hero steals the power from the God. Bruce Almighty was adapted in Hindi as God Tussi Great Ho.
- "CineMimic". Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2011.