Aalavandhan is a 2001 Indian psychological thriller film directed by Suresh Krissna,
and produced by S. Thanu. The film stars Kamal Haasan in dual role, with Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Sarath Babu,
Gollapudi Maruti Rao and Milind Gunaji in supporting roles. The film has elements of magical realism.
The film was released as a bilingual film, along with Tamil it was simultaneously filmed in Hindi with the title Abhay with three different actors.
It was also dubbed in Telugu under that same title. The film is an adaptation of the novel Dhayam that was written by Kamal Haasan in 1984.Although a commercial failure during its release,
Aalavandhan and Abhay won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects for its creative execution of live and animated special effects which enhance the dramatic impact of the film. The film has later attained cult status.
Directed by Suresh Krissna
Produced by S. Thanu
Screenplay by Kamal Haasan
Based on Dhayam
by Kamal Haasan
Mahesh Mahadevan (score)
Edited by Kasi Viswanathan