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Directed byMaruthupandian
Produced byLeela Lalitkumar
Screenplay byMaruthupandian
StarringM. Sasikumar
Nandita Swetha
Music byGovind Menon
CinematographyS. R. Kathir
Edited byR. Govindaraj
Seven Screen Studios
Release date
  • 29 June 2018 (2018-06-29)
Running time
122 minutes

Asuravadham (English: Killing Demons) is a 2018 Indian Tamil action drama thriller film based on rural areas written and directed by Maruthupandian and produced by Leela Lalitkumar.[1] Govind Menon scored the music to the film and cinematography is handled by S.R Kathiir.[2] The film was earlier scheduled to have its theatrical release on 13 April 2018 coinciding the Puthandu but was postponed to 29 June 2018 due to Kollywood strike which resulted in a standoff between Nadigar Sangam and Digital Service Providers on the increase of VPF charges.[3][4] The film had its theatrical release on 29 June and received mixed reviews from critics and audience and emerged as an average hit.[5][6][7][8][9]



After the release of Kodiveeran in November 2017, M. Sasikumar announced his next project with director Maruthupandian who made his directorial debut in the 2015 film Chennai Ungalai Anbudan Varaverkirathu with the film titled as Asuravadham.[10][11] M. Sasikumar chose to work with the director Maruthupandian while he was busy during shooting for his upcoming releases including Nadodigal 2, a sequel to the 2009 film Nadodigal.[12] The film was shot in areas including Dindigul and Kodaikanal.[13] The film also roped in Vasumitra, a poet turned actor who was known for his role in the film Kidaari.[14] The project was wrapped up in February 2018 with 40 days of shooting while Sasikumar opted to work for Nadodigal 2 soon after wrapping up the shoot and the venture initially announced its release on 13 April 2018 but the release was delayed due to the Kollywood strike led by the Nadigar Sangam.[15][16][17]

The official single titled Rattha Araathi was released by Nadodigal director Samuthirakani.[18] The teaser of the film was officially released by popular director turned producer Gautham Menon and the trailer of the film was released on 15 March 2018 by Vijay Sethupathi with both teaser and trailer of the film received positive reviews from the audience.[19][20]

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The satellite rights of the film were sold out to Sun TV.[21]


Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of the film were sold for 6.5 crore.[22] The film had its theatrical release on 29 June 2018 and received mixed reviews from the audience.[23] The film was appreciated for portraying a suspense thriller gripping story during the first half of the film.[24] But the film was criticised for not showcasing a perfect climax in the end which resulted in mixed reactions from audience.[25][26]


The Cinematographer of the film S R Kathiir who was lauded for his cinematography was also accused by the production group of the film for handling the direction of the second portion of the movie instead of Director Maruthupandian who was a friend of him, which caused the movie to be flopped in the box office.[27]


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