Aayirathil Oruvan which had Karthi, Reema Sen and Andrea in the cast was directed by Selvaraghavan. This film was produced by Ravindran at a cost of Rs 32 Crores.
This film hit the screens on Pongal day. But there was mixed response for this film. Some commented the film was good while others said that they were not able to understand the film. Because of this the length of the film was trimmed by 20 minutes. In spite of this, the film did not do well at the box office and the producer was at loss.
At this point this film was dubbed in Telugu with the title Yuganiki Okkadu.They have deleted unnecessary scenes. The duration of the film was 2 hours. This film was released on 5th. The Telugu audience liked this film very much. The film is running to packed houses. In 4 days this film has fetched Rs 2 Crores.
Karthi, Reema Sen, Andrea, Selvaraghavan and Ravindran personally went to the theatres and thanked the Telugu audience for making Yuganiki Okkadu a great success. Because of the success of this film, Karthi has become popular in Andhra. Now Karthi’s Paruthiveeran is also being dubbed in Telugu. Karthi’s Paiya is also being released in Andhra. Karthi has dubbed in Telugu in his own voice