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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 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 <>

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Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Australia)  »

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INR 1,091,250 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$140,021 (USA) (21 April 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Good movie....
2 October 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie way b4 9/11 and at that time thought who in their right mind would ever do such a thing....but now after 9/11 I am open to all possibilites and would recommend this movie to anyone with an interest in learning more about terrorism...but not for the purposes of condoning it but for the mere purpose of trying to understand it.

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