Vidya Balan sizzles in Tamil period film 'Urumi'

Movies | | May 22, 2012, 6:37 pm
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S. Sasikumaran has written the dialogues for the Tamil version of 'Urumi'.

S. Sasikumaran has written the dialogues for the Tamil version of 'Urumi'.

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The Malayalam and Telugu versions of the film were well appreciated by the audience and critics.

The Malayalam and Telugu versions of the film were well appreciated by the audience and critics.

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The film is spread between the second and third visit of Vasco da Gama to India and chronicles a varied version of how Gama could have met a bloody death in AD 1524.

The film is spread between the second and third visit of Vasco da Gama to India and chronicles a varied version of how Gama could have met a bloody death in AD 1524.

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Though Vidya Balan has a small role in the film, her look in the film grabbed eyeballs.

Though Vidya Balan has a small role in the film, her look in the film grabbed eyeballs.

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Santosh Sivan's much talked about Malayalam film 'Urumi' will be soon released in Tamil.

Santosh Sivan's much talked about Malayalam film 'Urumi' will be soon released in Tamil.

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Genelia D’Souza debuted in Malayalam cinema with Santosh Sivan’s historical epic film 'Urumi'.

Genelia D’Souza debuted in Malayalam cinema with Santosh Sivan’s historical epic film 'Urumi'.

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Tabu also did a cameo in 'Urumi'.

Tabu also did a cameo in 'Urumi'.

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The film takes viewers to the 15th century to trace the story of Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, the youngster who had vowed to assassinate Vasco da Gama and free his land of foreign occupation.

The film takes viewers to the 15th century to trace the story of Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, the youngster who had vowed to assassinate Vasco da Gama and free his land of foreign occupation.

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Genelia had special lessons in martial arts, horse riding and rowing to fit into the skin of her role of a warrior princess.

Genelia had special lessons in martial arts, horse riding and rowing to fit into the skin of her role of a warrior princess.

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'Urumi' was also released in Telugu and English in the past.

'Urumi' was also released in Telugu and English in the past.

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'Urumi' is Santosh Sivan's period drama that stars Prithviraj, Genelia D'Souza, Prabhu Deva, Nithya Menon, Vidya Balan, Arya and Tabu.

'Urumi' is Santosh Sivan's period drama that stars Prithviraj, Genelia D'Souza, Prabhu Deva, Nithya Menon, Vidya Balan, Arya and Tabu.

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The film's plot revolves around a youth who prepares to assassinate the European explorer Vasco da Gama who touched the shores of Kerala in search of its spices.

The film's plot revolves around a youth who prepares to assassinate the European explorer Vasco da Gama who touched the shores of Kerala in search of its spices.

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Vidya Balan did a cameo and an item number in 'Urumi'.

Vidya Balan did a cameo and an item number in 'Urumi'.

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The music for the Tamil version of 'Urumi' is composed by Deepak Dev.

The music for the Tamil version of 'Urumi' is composed by Deepak Dev.

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The music CD of the Tamil version of 'Urumi' is expected to be out very soon.

The music CD of the Tamil version of 'Urumi' is expected to be out very soon.

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Shot on a budget of 22 crores, 'Urumi' is the second-most expensive Malayalam film ever.

Shot on a budget of 22 crores, 'Urumi' is the second-most expensive Malayalam film ever.

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The music and background score have been and lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Rafeeq Ahammed and Engandiyur Chandrasekharan.

The music and background score have been and lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Rafeeq Ahammed and Engandiyur Chandrasekharan.