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Directed by Harshavardhan
Produced by Harshavardhan
Written by Harshavardhan
Starring Thaman Kumar
Iyshwarya Rajesh
Reethu Mangal
Music by Ganesh Raghavendra
Cinematography Deepak Bagavanth
Edited by Athiyappan Siva
Purple Patch Entertainment
Release dates
  • 24 August 2012 (2012-08-24)
Country India
Language Tamil

Aachariyangal (English: Surprises) is a 2012 Tamil fantasy suspense thriller film written, produced and directed by debutant director Harshavardhan, starring Thaman Kumar, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Reethu Mangal and Narayanan. The film released on 24 August 2012.[1]



The team of the film met actor Kamal Haasan in July 2012, with the director Harshavardhan being an alumnus of Kamal Haasan's 2009 screen-writing workshop.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Rohit Ramachandran of Nowrunning.com rated it 3.5/5 stating that "Aachariyangal's got a sophisticated plot that's narrated with due simplicity and directed with candid straightforwardness."[3] Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express concluded "Aachariyangal is a fairly enagaging fare from a debutant maker, who has made an effort to strike a different chord."[4] Times of India gave 2.5 stars out of 5 and wrote "if Aachariyangal works to a certain extent, it is mainly because of the inherent what-next suspense that the plot holds".[5] Behindwoods gave 1.5 out of 5 and wrote "Aachariyangal might not make your day but it has its trump cards lined-up just when you feel like brushing it away".[6]