Nithya Menen, Genelia, Prabhu Deva, Arya, Prithivi Raj
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Urumi story at a glance
Krishnadas (Pritviraj) and Tarzan (Prabhu Deva) are good friends. A Mining company's representative (Nithya Menen) approaches them and offers to buy Krishnadas's ancestral property in Kerala. Krishnadas comes to know about this property which has a huge value.
In a flashback… Long time ago in Chirakkal, a warrior (Arya) fights against the Vasco da Gama and gets killed. So his son Kelu Naynar (Prithviraj) decides to kill Vasco da Gama with a special weapon called Urumi which is made with Gold. His friend Vavvali (Prabhu Deva) also joins in his mission and later princess of Arakkal (Genelia) too joins hands with Kelu and Vavvali to kill Vasco da Gama.
Though the movie released with positive talk and reviews, it failed to materialize at box office. The movie got positive reviews and talk was good on the whole ended as an average.
- This is Malayalam movie ‘Urumi’ dubbed version and released with the same title.
- Cinematographer Santosh Sivan not only handled camera for this movie, he produced and directed the movie as well.
- Its huge multi-starrer movie starring Prabhudeva, Vidya Balan, Genelia, Arya, Prithviraj
- As director Santosh Sivan is very close to Mani Ratnam, he arranged a special screening for Mani Ratnam in Chennai before the release of the film
- This film won Kerela State Award, Imagineindia International Film Festival Award (Mndrid) in Best Actress category, Asiavision Movie Award in Best Actress category, Nana Film Awards and Reporter Film Awards.
- The film was also one of the seven Malayalam films selected to be screened at the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India.
- This film was made a budget of 20 crores, this is second highest budget movie in Malayalam film industry
- The film also marked the debut of hero Prithviraj as producer.
- Three Cinematographers worked for this film.
- The song "Aaro Nee Aaro" in the film is alleged to be plagiarised from Loreena McKennitt's "Caravanserai" of the album An Ancient Muse. Loreena McKennit filed a plagiarism suit against composer Deepak Dev and the makers of Urumi in Delhi High Court. On 21 September 2011.
- The shooting lasted a period of seven months in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
- Many scenes in the film were re-shot to avoid lip-sync problems.