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Movie wiki in one line Title: Aadhavan, Running time: 168 min, Release date: 17 October 2009, Language: Tamil, Censor type: U, Stars: Suriya and Nayanthara and Vadivelu, Director: K. S. Ravikumar, Music director: Harris Jayaraj, Poster: Attached, Budget: ₹25 crore, Box office collections: ₹35 crore, Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin

Aadhavan (English: Sun) is a 2009 Tamil action-comedy film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Ramesh Khanna. The film features Suriya and Nayantara in the lead roles, with Murali, Vadivelu, Anand Babu, Ramesh Khanna, B. Saroja Devi, Rahul Dev, Sayaji Shinde in its supporting cast. The music is composed by Harris Jayaraj. The film released on 17 October 2009 and performed well at the box office. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as "Dildaar - The Arya" and "Ghatikudu" in Telugu. The story of the movie is based on the 1990 Malayalam movie His Highness Abdullah. The movie was remade in Bengali as Shikari starring Shakib Khan.

The song "Eno Eno Panithuli" was shot at Iceland, making Aadhavan the first South Indian film to be shot there. Shooting also took place at the Chettinad Palace.

The soundtrack features 6 tracks composed by Harris Jayaraj; the lyrics were written by Vaali, Pa. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar. The soundtrack was released on 19 August by S. Shankar. The album received positive reviews from critics, with praise being dedicated to the songs "Hasili Fisile" and "Vaarayo Vaarayo". Malathy Sundaram from Behindwoods said "There is a lot of technical finesse to this album. What surprises us here is the banality of the lyrics! One would have expected better lyrics from all these songwriters!Harris Jayaraj has consciously used various instruments to add appeal to this album."[5] Pavithra Srinivasan from Rediff said "Harris Jeyaraj is one of those composers who is not capable of turning out bad stuff even on a bad day, this album stands out from a mile away."[6][7] Due to the album's critical and commercial success, Harris Jayaraj received the Vijay Award for Best Music Director and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

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