MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 144 this week

Thalapathi (1991)

8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 2,578 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 11 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Thalapathi" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thalapathi (1991)

Thalapathi (1991) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thalapathi.
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Enthiran (2010)
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An human-android constructed by a scientist falls in love with the to-be bride of his creator.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The film is based on street cricket played in India, focussing on various themes as friendship, love and rivalry in a suburban area. The film's title is derived from the pincode for ... See full summary »

Director: Venkat Prabhu
Stars: Shiva, Jai, Nitin Sathya
Raavan (2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda
Yuva (2004)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji
Mankatha (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Vinayak and his 4 team members rob a booty of 500 crores INR. Trouble starts when two of the team betrays them.

Director: Venkat Prabhu
Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan
Virumandi (2004)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director: Kamal Haasan
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy
Guna (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Guna ( Kamal Haasan ) is a mentally affected person and receives treatment in a mental asylum in Hyderabad . He does not like his father and his mother is a moll in the house that they live... See full summary »

Director: Santhana Bharathi
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Varalakshmi S., Rekha Mallick
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Vasool Raja- is in a rowdy gang, where they get money from people. When his parents are coming for a visit,he & his gang pretend they are running a hospital. Later Vasool's parents find out... See full summary »

Director: Saran
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sneha, Prabhu
Dasavatharam (2008)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An American Bio-Technologist must race against time and heavy odds to try and retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat
Anniyan (2005)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Anniyan is about Ramanujam alias Ambi who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. Ambi (a lawyer), Remo(a suave supermodel) and Anniyan (a vigilante who wreaks havoc on people who cheat, loots or conned Ambi).

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings. To cheer him up, his buddies arrange for a steamy evening with a ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Simran, Ramya Krishnan
Idaya Kovil (1985)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ambika, Mohan, Radha
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mammootty ...
...
Surya (as Rajnikanth)
Shobana ...
Subbulaxmi
Arvind Swamy ...
Arjun
Srividya ...
Kalyani, Surya's mom
Bhanupriya ...
...
Kalivardhan
Jai Sankar ...
Arjun's Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geetha ...
Charu Haasan ...
Subbulaxmi's Father
Manoj K. Jayan ...
Manoharan
Nagesh
Sonu Walia ...
Dancer (special appearance)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 1991 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dal-pati (The Leader)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Three Men Army (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Yamunai Aatrile
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilayaraja
Performed by: Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best Indian movies ever
17 April 2005 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

This film is about 15 years old. i watched it quite a few times and it never fails to impress me. As said earlier it is a modern version of the Mahabharata, with Rajni as Karna.

Its starts with a 14 year old mother forced to abandon her son and the son grows up in the city slums far away..he befriends a underworld don and swears loyalty to death for him Meanwhile the mother gets married and has a son who becomes a top government official. Nobody knows of her earlier son except for her husband. Thing come to head as her younger son is posted to where the elder(who the mother doesn't know is her son) is dominating.

Watch the movie to see what happens. The mother-son scenes are amazingly touching


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Thalapathi (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?