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Dasavatharam (English: The Ten Avatars) is a 1976 Tamil Hindu – Devotional Mythology film, directed and written by K. S. Gopalakrishnan.[1] Music was by S. Rajeswara Rao. It stars Ravikumar playing titular role, with Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Jayachitra, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, P. S. Veerappa, Sowcar Janaki and K. R. Vijayain supporting roles.[2][3]

Dasavatharam
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Directed byK. S. Gopalakrishnan
Written byK. S. Gopalakrishnan
Screenplay byK. S. Gopalakrishnan
Based onDashavatara by Vishnu
Music byS. Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyP. Ramasamy
Edited byR. Devarajan
Production
company
Karpagam Studios
Distributed byBrilliant Picture Co – Operation (or) B. P. C
Release date
1976
Running time
179 Min
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Contents

PlotEdit

Dasavatharam tells the "Ten Avatars", a spell–binding story about how far you can get with Lord Vishnu's grace. The Ten avatars named are as follows: Matsya (The Fish), Kurma (The Tortoise), Varaha (The Boar), Narasimha (The halfman/half lion), Vamana (a Dwarf), Parashurama (Warrior with the Axe), Rama (Prince of Ayodhya), Krishna (Prince of Mathura), Balarama (Avatar of Adhisheshan) and Kalki (Eternity).

CastEdit

CrewEdit

  • Art: B. Nagarajan
  • Stills: D. I. Santhamiyan
  • Design: Deenan
  • Publicity: Elegant
  • Processing: M. A. Bhatt by Film Center
  • Audiography (song): A. R. Swaminathan and T. S. Rangasamy
  • Audiography (dialogue): D. V. Nathan and G. Kanthasamy
  • Re – Recording: J. J. Manickam
  • Choreography: K. N. Dhandayudhapani Pillai and T. C. Thangaraj
  • Special Effect: Ravikanth Nikaich
  • Outdoor: Chithra Movies

SoundtrackEdit

Dasavatharam
Soundtrack album by
Released1976
Recorded1976
GenreDevotional
LanguageTamil
ProducerS. Rajeswara Rao

Music was by S. Rajeswara Rao and lyrics were written by Udumalai Narayana Kavi, A. Maruthakasi and Vaali.[4]

No. Song Singers Length(m:ss)
1 "Santhakaram Pujakasayanam" Sirkazhi Govindarajan 02:02
2 "Om Ennum Manthirathin" P. Suseela 04:38
3 "Hari Narayana" Sirkazhi Govindarajan 02:32
4 "Narayana Ennum Naamam" Sirkazhi Govindarajan 06:47
5 "Hari Narayana Ennum Naamam" – (F) T. K. Kala 02:23
6 "Iranyaya Namaga" Y. G. Mahendran T. K. Kala 02:55
7 "Thaniyaayo Sinam" T. K. Kala 01:45
8 "Keral Music" Instrumental
9 "Moovadi Mann Kettu" Sirkazhi Govindarajan
10 "Thaayinum Paaramal" Sirkazhi Govindarajan
11 "Thandhai Soll Mikka" Sirkazhi Govindarajan Vani Jayaram
12 "Ambai Eduthaan" Sirkazhi Govindarajan Vani Jayaram K. J. Yesudas 10:01
13 "Adhu Mutriya Kaliyin Avatharam" T. L. Maharajan 05:21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. p. 588.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Dasavatharam (1976)". movies.indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  3. ^ Purnima Sriram. "Natya Tarangini's 4oth Anniversary Celebrated". "New Indian Express". Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Vani Jayaram's Songs". tfmpage. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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