Joining hands this time with them for the film titled ‘7am Arivu’ is Udhayanidhi Stalin, who will produce the movie under his Red Giant Movies banner. Shruthi Haasan, daughter of ace actor Kamal Haasan, has been roped in as the heroine.
Banner: Red Giant Movies
Cast: Surya, Sruti Hassan, Avinash, Abhinaya and others
Direction: A R Murugadoss
Production: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Music: Harris Jayaraj
For the director AR Murugadoss, innovation is the key to success in his ventures. When he entered into the foray of holding the megaphone with his maiden film Dhina, the industry was not in a position to fix him under any category. This happened even with handling Ajith and ARM remained in recluse until he came back with Ramana. This time with Vijayakanth, he crossed the barriers of conventional approach to the movie making and the script raised many eyebrows then. However, he shot into fame only with his Ghajini when he handled Surya in an altogether different concept. Of course, the concept of revenge for the sake of lover ( slightly deviating from Ramana where Vijayakanth revenged the villain for the death of his wife Simran) has been the practical norm, ARM treated the theme with a psychological aberrations. The idea of STML (short time memory loss) rose to fame with that movie and brought imminent success. This same novel director is now on the foray with his next grand venture 7am Arivu.
The movie comes under Udayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies at an estimated budget of Rs. 90 crores. AR Murugadoss is in charge of story, screenplay and direction. The cast includes Surya, Shruti Hassan, Johnny Tri Nguyen from Vietnam, Kannda actor Avinash as the villain along with the untold fame Abinaya (of Nadodigal fame) doing an important role pairing with Surya. Harris Jeyaraj has scored the songs which already rocked the air and the radio channels.
As far as the information regarding this movie, the title refers to a contrasting nature that ARM might have induced a new thought through this movie. From his interviews, it was assumed that he had traced and tracked various antiques for the details regarding time machine and human evolution. Additional information is that there could be a retrieval of the early Tamil kings who had good rapport and affinity with China. ARM said the movie will revolve around various phases of the human civilization and Surya will depict these various forms of characters. There is also a focus on the scientific and technological evolution amidst these traditional fervors. The major factor in this film is that Surya will be donning the roles with the Chinese martial art Kung Fu and other acrobatics. As per the story, a parallel phase of Time machine will enable the movement of the civilization and in this regard Shruti Hassan is tipped. The situation to save Shruti’s interest and innovation makes them come together. ARM comes out with a message how the tradition can be utilized for the betterment of society in spite of the advancements of science and technology.
There are many circles which claim that ARM has become aware of the following for deriving the storyline for 7am Arivu
The Hollywood movie, The Fountain which portrays three different roles of a hero on three different time period
Another Hollywood movie, Perfume
Another movie, Inception
Even the Bollywood movie Chandni Chowk to China
However, ARM claimed that he has his originality in his mind and everything will be revealed in the movie.
7 am Arivu has got special distinction for two main things:
The song sequence of O Ringa and the Chinese rendition through Tamil lyrics. ARM set the song sequence employing more than 1000 artists for which the outcome has already been noticed through song promos. ARM took the entire crew to the various locations like China, Thailand and Hong Kong for shooting the scenes and songs.
Surya delivered his very best for this movie that he had to face ankle fracture while on a stunt scene. He raised the six-pack physique for matching the martial artist. He learnt and displayed his talents in Kung Fu, the style promoted by Bruce Lee during the 80s and followed by Jackie Chan of late. Another feature is that Surya totally avoided double for stunt sequences and he took the daring steps on his own style.
Harris Jeyaraj procured the antique musical instruments from the Chinese bazaar for retaining the originality of the soundtrack.
The film is on the state of release very soon in record number of theatres in Tamilnadu and other regions of India. This makes there could be more than 1500 prints, the highest number for Surya’s film in his career. The film is released worldwide through different houses.
With U certification from the Censor Board, 7am Arivu is making a mega opening fever among the fans. It is learnt that the advance booking for the movie in all the centres has received tremendous response within two days.
Sun Pictures is taking charge of this movie promotion and has got the satellite rights.
Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will receive the release on Deepavali day itself.