During the audio launch of 7aum Arivu, director AR Murugadoss, producer Udhayanidhi Stalin and Suriya had spoken about the hero’s role in the film. AR Murugadoss revealed that Suriya plays the character Bodhi Dharman in the film and it is inspired from a real life character. He also added that every Tamilian will try to find out more about Bodhi Dharman once the film hits the screens. But, the search on the net had begun right from the day he said so.
Giving us an intro about Bodhi Dharman and preparing us for 7aum Arivu, AR Murugadoss says that Bodhi Dharman is one of the princes of the Pallava kingdom during 6th century. When the 27th Buddha comes down to the Pallava kingdom to pay a visit, he gets so impressed with the prince’s intelligence and charisma, that he takes him to China along with him. In China, this young prince is trained in martial arts and finally he becomes the 28th Buddha. This story is intertwined in a present day situation with a lot of sci-fi involved.