Arai En 305-il Kadavul

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Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul
Arai en 305il kadavul.jpg
Poster
Directed by Chimbu deven
Produced by S Pictures
Written by Chimbu deven
Starring Prakash Raj
Santhanam
Ganja Karuppu
Jyothirmayi
Madhumitha
Sampath Raj
M. S. Baskar
Delhi Ganesh
Rajesh
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Soundararajan
Edited by Sasi Kumar
Release date
  • 18 April 2008 (2008-04-18)
Running time
145 min
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 4 crores[1]
Box office 5.5 crores[1]

Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul (English: God in Room Number 305) is a 2008 Tamil fantasy-comedy film directed by Chimbu Deven. The film stars comedian Santhanam, Ganja Karuppu, Prakash Raj, Jyothirmayi, and Madhumitha. The movie is produced by Shankar's S Pictures.The storyline of the film was the whole universe is a Computer Simulation controlled by Super Computer and God is the one who have access to that Super Computer. The film received positive reviews and the acting of Santhanam was praised by the critics.

Plot[edit]

Rasu (Santhanam) and Mokkai ('Ganja' Karuppu) are youngsters sharing a hostel with a diverse group of people including a professor (Madan Bob), a staunch atheist (Rajesh), a poet and other unemployed, struggling men. Rasu, who works in a coffee shop, is in love with Mahishasuramardhini (Madhumita), but she seemingly ignores all his advances. Rasu was even attacked by her brother after hanging around her house for extended periods of time. Mokkai, who is unemployed due to his lack of education, and does whatever job he can find, dreams of marrying his uncle's daughter back in his village. After a particularly bad day where Mokkai is arrested and beaten by female police officers, Rasu's lies of being in a well-paid job are uncovered (to the disgust of Mahishasuramardhini), the two are also kicked out of the hostel by the owner due to the inability to pay rent. On their last night, both vent their frustration at God after heavy drinking. Both are shocked when GOD(Prakashraj) appears in front of them. Mistaking Him for another unemployed fellow, the two head back to their hostel room only to find God waiting for them in it, waving aside this miracle, all three fall asleep. The next morning, God finally manages to convince Rasu and Mokkai of his true identity after appearing in the forms of Vishnu, Jesus and the Buddha.

Armed with a 'galaxy box'(Access to Super Computer) that is the source of his power, God makes a deal with Rasu and Mokkai. He will spend time with the two (under the name of Arnold), observing their day-to-day routines while advising them in the process, to see whether it is truly His fault for their poor standard of living, or their own. God also manages to persuade the hostel owner to extend Rasu and Mokkai's stay for seven days, while their bet is undertaken.

During the allotted time, both Rasu and Mokkai learn a great deal through God's own actions and His teachings. In the meantime Prabhu, another hostel inhabitant, accidentally discovers 'Arnold's' true identity, but is persuaded to keep silent. But God is in for a shock when on his last night with them, Rasu and Santhanam steal his 'galaxy box' and use it to improve their lives. To Prabhu's despair, the true God is forced to lead an ordinary (yet underprivileged) life in the hostel. Rasu and Mokkai meanwhile, find that their families, despite their gifts, remain highly suspicious of their wealth and ungrateful as well. They then start to use the box to inflict suffering on their past employers and those who refused to give them jobs. Ultimately, Rasu is once again rejected by Mahishasuramardhini, who turns out to be a prostitute, and throws the box into a bin in shock. Prabhu later recovers the box, and hands it back over to God.

Although forgiven, Rasu and Mokkai feel deep regret for their actions, and promise to turn their lives around, which they duly do. Both of them becoming successful people in later life, along with Prabhu and various other characters.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Arai En 305-il Kadavul
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 28 March 2008
Recorded Varsha Vallaki Studios
Genre Feature film Soundtrack
Length S Music
Language Tamil
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Mulla
(2008)
Arai En 305-il Kadavul
(2007)
Kuruvi
(2008)

The music of the movie has been composed by Vidyasagar.

Song Title Singers Lyricist
Aavaram Poovukkum Shreya Ghoshal Kabilan
Adada Daa Santhanam, Ganja Karuppu, Jayamoorthy, Vineeth Srinivasan Pa. Vijay
Kaadhal Sei Vidyasagar Na. Muthukumar
Kurai Ondrum Illai Harini Muthulingam
Thendralukku Nee Karthik, Swetha Mohan Kabilan

Production[edit]

The film was shot in 82 days. A dedicated team visited nearly 800 bachelor mansions around Chennai before shortlisting on the one for the final shoot. Apart from Chennai the crew also shot in Ambasamutharam, Achan Kovil in Kerala.

Related film[edit]

The film was said to be influenced by the 2003 Tom Shadyac Hollywood movie Bruce Almighty starred by Jim Carrey.[2] Only difference being in the Hollywood movie God grants the protagonist the powers willingly. In this Tamil version, the hero steals the power from the God. Bruce Almighty was adapted in Hindi as God Tussi Great Ho.

Reception[edit]

Sify stated that it "is too melodramatic, mushy and slow, needs urgent trimming. Let us hope that Chimbudevan gets a better script where he will play to his strengths, next time around."[3]

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