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The Terrorist (1998)
"Theeviravaathi: The Terrorist" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  19 October 2000 (Australia)
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A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.

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Malli
K. Krishna ...
Lover
Sonu Sisupal ...
Leader
Vishwas ...
Lotus
Anuradha ...
Sumitra
Bhavani ...
Old Lady
Parmeshwaran ...
Vasu
Gopal ...
Gopal
Saravana ...
Traitor
Anna Durai ...
Photographer
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Bhanu Prakash ...
Perumal
Shyam Sunder ...
Army Officer
Vishnuvardhan ...
Thyagu (as Vishnu Vardhan)
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Malli is a 19 year old girl, who joined a terrorist organization at a very young age after her brother was killed in the cause. Now in her young adulthood, she volunteers for a suicide assassination mission to kill a VIP in the service of her cause. With intricate preparations and seemingly firm resolve, she makes her way to the target area where the plot will be executed. However, events occur that make her question her determination to complete her mission and the very nature of the sacrifice that she is called upon to make. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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INR 1,091,250 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,750 (USA) (14 January 2000)

Gross:

$140,021 (USA) (21 April 2000)
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brilliant ...
4 November 2001 | by (chennai, india) – See all my reviews

the terrorist is one of the best movies ever to come out of india. the movie is totally unlike the normal indian bollywood movie. part-inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of late prime-minister rajiv gandhi, terrorist takes a look into the minds of an assassin.

the movie moves at a steady pace giving us time to understand the protagonist and sympathise with her. this bond is accentuated by ayesha dharkar's terrific acting, she clearly is a unique talent and hopefully the whole world will get to appreciate her in star wars II.

santosh sivan who is essentially a cinematographer takes to directing and comes up with a gripping tale. the movie shines with his brilliant work behind the camera as well, capturing every beautiful raindrop & the subtleties in dharkar's expressions.

the movie stands out as special, intelligent & warm, among its peers. a truly significant movie

a fantastic 10!!


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