Aravaan (English:Snake) is a 2012 Indian Tamil period film directed by Vasanthabalan, based on Sahitya Academy winning Su. Venkatesan's novel Kaaval Kottam. It stars Aadhi, Dhansika, Malayalam actress Archana Kavi and Pasupathy, with Kabir Bedi playing a prominent role, and Bharath appearing in a cameo role.The film marks noted playback singer Karthik's debut as a music director. Aravaan released on March 2, 2012 to mixed reviews. The film was dubbed in hindi as "Jungle The Battleground".