Aviyal (film)

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Aviyal (2016) - Poster.jpg
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Directed byAlphonse Putharen
Shameer Sultan
Mohit Mehra
Lokesh Kanagaraj
Guru Smaran
Produced byKarthik Subbaraj
StarringNivin Pauly
Bobby Simha
Rajeev Govinda Pillai
Ramachandran Durairaj
Deepak Paramesh
Music byRajesh Murugesan
Vishal Chandrasekhar
Javed Riaz
Shammeer Sultan
CinematographyMathan Gunadeva
Suriya Rajarajan
Selva Kumar
Kugan Palani
Anand Chandran
Edited byAnil Krishnan
Alphonse Putharen
Philomein Raj
Prasanna GK
Boopathi Raj
Stone Bench Creations
Release date
  • 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)

Aviyal is a 2017 Tamil independent anthology film written and directed bysix directors: Alphonse Putharen, Shameer Sultan, Mohit Mehra, Lokesh Kanagaraj, and Guru Smaran. Actors Nivin Pauly, Bobby Simha, Rajeev Govinda Pillai, Arjunan, Ramachandran Durairaj, and Deepak Paramesh have featured in the short films included in the anthology. Produced by Karthik Subbaraj's Stone Bench Creations, it was their second venture after Bench Talkies – The First Bench.



Following the encouraging response to Bench Talkies – The First Bench (2015), Karthik Subbaraj announced plans of releasing a second anthology of short films soon after the initial project had released.[1] In November 2015, a second production titled Aviyal was revealed to be in the editing stages, though the release of the film was delayed as a result of the 2015 South Indian floods.[2] Subsequently, in January 2016, it was revealed that the anthology of films would include Alphonse Putharen's Eli starring Nivin Pauly, while other actors including Bobby Simha, Arjunan Nandakumar and Amrutha Srinivasan would appear in the film. The first look of the film was released by the team of Karthik Subbaraj's Iraivi in late January, while a theatrical trailer was unveiled in early February.[3]

Critical response[edit]

Baradwaj Rangan, writing for The Hindu, praised Aviyal for its "craft and performances".[4]


  1. ^ "Short cut to success – The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ "Indian Television Dot Com | Culture Machine and Bench Flix join hands for Bench Culture". indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  3. ^ "Alphonse Putharen and Nivin Pauly join for 'Aviyal'". nowrunning.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ "The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-03-13.

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