Durai (film)

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Durai Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by A. Venkathesh
Produced by P. L. Thenappan
Written by G. K. Gopinath (dialogues)
Screenplay by Arjun
Story by Arjun Sarja
Starring Arjun
Kirat Bhattal
Suma Guha
Vincent Asokan
Music by D. Imaan
Cinematography V. Lekshmipathy
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Distributed by Ayngaran International Media
Release date
  • 1 October 2008 (2008-10-01)
Running time
178 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 4 crore

Dorai is a 2008 Tamil film directed by A. Venkatesh starring Arjun and Kirat Bhattal. It was considered as an average grosser at the Box Office.the film copied from the English movie Gladiator. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Gajendra.


Raja (Arjun) works with a cook Arusuvai Ambi (Vivek). Raja comes across Anjali (Kirat Bhattal), who catches his interest. She falls for Raja, but he cannot remember anything of his past. All he recollects are vague images and memories that disturb him in his sleep. After a sequence of events and a chase by rowdies, Raja collects his past.

Raja, a year ago, was Durai, the close associate of honest politician Deivanayagam (K. Viswanath). Durai, who leads a happy life with his wife Meena (Gajala) and son, is hesitant to assume the post. Anjali, a reporter, pursues him for interviews and falls in love. Deivanayagam is killed, and the blame falls on Dorai. His wife and son are murdered. Eventually, Dorai alias Raja takes on his enemies and cracks the truth behind Deivanayakam's death. Action oozes all the way.



Soundtrack was composed by D. Imman.[1]

No. Song Title Singers
1 Adi Aathi Jassie Gift, Ramya NSK, Timmy
2 Aayiram Aayiram S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
3 Raja Rajathi Karthik
4 Unnai Maathiri Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal
5 Veddaikkum Sonthakkaran Karthik, Saloni

Critical reception[edit]

Indiaglitz wrote "Loads of action is the hallmark of any Arjun film. Durai is no different from his routine commercial action entertainers, where he takes on baddies, fights corrupt system and romances heroines."[2] Behindwoods wrote "Overall, Durai is a regular Arjun movie that fails to provide the regular entertainment. The weak story and loose script are the major drawbacks and with all his experience in tinsel town, Arjun ought to have done better. Even the trademark action sequences are missing with only the climax fight justifying the title of Action King."[3]


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