Dasavatharam (Eng: The Ten Avatars) is a 1976 Tamil Hindu – Devotional Mythology film, directed and written by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. Music was by S. Rajeswara Rao. It stars Ravikumar playing titular role, with Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Jayachitra, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, P. S. Veerappa, Sowcar Janaki and K. R. Vijayain supporting roles.
Dasavatharam tells the “Ten Avatars”, a spell–binding story about how far you can get with Lord Vishnu’s grace. The Ten avatars named are as follows: Matsya (The Fish), Kurma (The Tortoise), Varaha (The Boar), Narasimha (The halfman/half lion), Vamana (a Dwarf), Parashurama (Warrior with the Axe), Rama (Prince of Ayodhya), Krishna (Prince of Mathura), Balarama (Avatar of Adhisheshan) and Kalki (Eternity).
Directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Written by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Screenplay by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Based on Dashavatara by Vishnu
Music by S. Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography P. Ramasamy
Edited by R. Devarajan
Production Karpagam Studios
Distributed by Brilliant Picture Co
Release date 1976
Running time 179 Min