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Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 25 November 1991 (India)
An orphan named surya raised in a slum befriends a good don named devaraj and both become vigilantes . Things get complicated when a new collector arrives .

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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty). They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district collect(Aravind Swami), step -brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom (Sreevidya) and decides to surrender. Written by Edward <ed_stal@hotmail.com>

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This was the last collaboration of maniratnam and illaiya raja. After this came Roja and the rise of ARR. See more »

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Rakkama Kaiya Thattu
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and Swarnalatha
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superb till climax!!!!!!!!!!!
16 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

first of all, let me remind u the climax of this film is not the one you've actually seen. In the original climax it was Deva who avenges the death of his 'Thalapathi'. It would be a far better film if it had stayed that way, unfortunately it was not meant to be.....

apart from these, it is a real classic....

hats of to some brilliant technical and acting performances!!!! Santosh Sivan proves why he is considered among the top class cinematographer with every frame..

melody king Ilayaraja is as usual excellent!! the theme music he created was awesome!!! from the acting point of view, undoubtedly this is Rajnikanth's best performance..

Mammootty is brilliant as usual. If it had been the original climax, he would have scored more...

Arvindswamy, Banupriya and shobana are good too.

But the standout performance for me in this film is Srividhya...

Maniratnam is the best director in India...


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