International release DVD cover
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Distributed by||Gemini Productions|
|9 December 2005|
Aaru (English: Six) is a 2005 Indian Tamil language gangster film written and directed by Hari. It stars Suriya and Trisha in lead role. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film released on 9 December 2005 and was hit at the box office. The film was also dubbed and released in Telugu under the same title. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as The Return of Ghajini  and in Bhojpuri as Dharam Ke Awatar.
Aarumugam (Suriya) is a thug and dealmaker with a band of boys handpicked from the slums of Chennai. Aaru’s mentor Vishwanathan (Ashish Vidyarthi) protects him because Aaru gives him the violent undercover he needs. When Vishwanathan declares war on his bitter rival Reddy (Jaya Prakash Reddy), Aaru assists him. But Vishwanathan betrays him, resulting in Aaru's subordinates' deaths. Aaru thus realizes Vishwanathan's true, evil nature and vows to destroy his power. There is also a subplot involving Aaru's romance with the college student Mahalakshmi (Trisha).
- Suriya as Aarumugham 'aka' Aaru, local rowdy and Vishwanathan's goon
- Trisha as Mahalakshmi, college student and Aaru's love interest
- Vadivelu as Sumo (Sundi Mothiram), Aaru's friend
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Vishwanathan, founder of Nathan & Co. and the underworld don
- Rudranil Ghosh as Sanjay Pande
- Kalabhavan Mani as Police Officer
- Malavika Avinash as Nathan's sister, Police Officer's wife
- Aishwarya as Saroja, area rowdy
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Reddy, Nathan's enemy
- Thambi Ramaiah as Sumo's teammate
- Delhi Ganesh as Iyer, areamate
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Mahalakshmi's father
- Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Police Officer
- Raj Kapoor as Bhoominathan
- Aryan as Jegannathan aka Jega
- Crane Manohar as Slum Dweller
- Singamuthu as Slum Dweller
- Mohammed Masthan as Loganathan
- Mousumi Saha
- Ambani Shankar
- Bonda Mani
- Madhan Bob
- Joy Badlani
- Kalyan (special appearance in the song "Nenjam Enum")
After directing Ayya, Director Hari announced his next project Aaru with Surya, film was launched and shooting was started in July 2005. Director Saran made his debut as a producer in this film by floating a production house "Gemini Productions".
|Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
The soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad and released by Star Music in India and Ayngaran in other international territories. The album was made up of 6 tracks. The audio was launched in a soft manner.
- Soda Bottle – Shankar Mahadevan, Saaki Mukhesh
- Paakatha – Tippu, Sumangali
- Freeya Vudu – Mukhesh, Karthikeyan, Vadivelu, Jassie Gift, Grace Karunas
- Thottutea – Karthik, Sunitha Sarathy
- Nenjam Enum (Bit) – Gopika Poornima
- Dhrogam – Hariharan
- Nenjam Enum – Srinivas, Kalpana
The soundtrack was re-recorded for the Telugu release but retained most of the original singers.
The film was released on 9 December 2005 alongside Vetrivel Sakthivel, Sandakozhi. The film was given an "A" certificate by the Indian Censor Board due to excessive violence. After the stupendous success of Ghajini, Surya has an opening similar to as Aaru releases with approximately 171 prints in Tamil Nadu, the opening weekend tickets for Surya’s Aaru have been sold out in Chennai city theatres.
Sify wrote:"Aaru offers neither insight nor content-just unmitigated violence".
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