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Dasavatharam – Airavatheeswarar temple comes to Neelangarai!!
We were the first to tell you about Dasavatharam’s first shot. We had reported on how it was to be filmed at the historic Airavatheeswarar Temple in Darasuram, just outside Kumbakonam.
Well that is still true – except, that marvel of ancient architecture is now being recreated in Chennai and the shooting will happen at the new Airavatheeswarar Temple.

As we had mentioned, there are a lot strict regulations that go with obtaining permission to shoot at the Temple. Napolean, as reported earlier, had played a huge role in helping the crew get the requires clearance from the ministry concerned. The permission that was in fact obtained, it appears, will not be put to use.
Locals from Darasuram, who are intensely proud of their great Temple, have voiced serious concerns about the shooting. Many were against it. KS Ravikumar, the director, also considered the prospect of crowd management becoming a hassle. Since it’s a Kamal movie, his fans will throng the place to have a look at the star. That would only add to the already existing problems. So after careful consideration, the venue has been shifted to Chennai.
Renowned art director, Samir Chanda came down from Mumbai with a crew of 300. He will recreate every piece of detail of the historic Temple in Chennai. His work is renowned for its flair and perfection. He is also setting the scene up for Manirathnam's Guru. He has worked in such blockbusters as Rang De Basanti, Krrish, Mumbai Express etc.
Initially, Campa Cola grounds in Guindy was considered for this purpose as movies like Baba, Anniyan and Virumaandi were shot here. However, since the size of the venue wasn't enough, it was rejected. Now, a 30-acre land near Neelangarai is being considered for recreating the Chola Architecture. The process though, is not all settled. The date of Aug 18 is a stiff target and it all depends the art director Chanda. He is said to be busy and the details of the venue are also becoming a bit of a trouble. Let's hope Kamal and his desire for perfection see this through.
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