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Govind Nihalani (story)
Police officers fight a terror group in India. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kamal Haasan ... S. Adinarayanan (as Padmasree Kamal Haasan)
Arjun ... Abbas

Nasser ... Badri (as Nassar)
Gautami ... Sumithra (as Gouthami)
Geetha ... Zeenath
Nizhalgal Ravi
Subhalekha Sudhakar
K. Vishwanath ... Sreenivasan (as K. Viswanath)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Srinivas Bhashyam ... Pavan
John E ... Narasimham
Arvind Krishna ... Dhanush (as Aravind Krishna)
Ajay Ratnam ... Krishnan

Directed by
P.C. Sreeram 
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(in alphabetical order)
Govind Nihalani  story

Produced by
Kamal Haasan .... producer
Original Music by
Mahesh Mahadevan 
Cinematography by
P.C. Sreeram 

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Comments on kuruthipunal, 18 April 2006
Author: badrinath Narayanan from India

This is one among "the best" of Kamal.The screenplay is really a wonder.The character of Viswanath(kamal's boss) in the movie is a prelude to that of kamal's. Some of the dialogue's are evergreen.esp the ones kamal and nasser share in the sea shore. The camera focuses on kamal's Black Ray-Ban and Nasser is all in pain in that reflection.So clear,so true.P.C has done a gr8 job.The lighting for the interrogation scenes are just perfect. For those regular "P.Vasu" kind of cop movies,wherein the cop will have every power on this earth to even ask the chief minister to stop talking,this one was a bolt out of the blue. Also the tollgate scene where the cop shoots one of the terrorist's will happen in tamil cinema ,but not the dialog that follows that.Its where kamal asks the cop whether he is married.The lighting and camera angle is so perfect,as if u feel that P.C had just sat in the floor to capture it on the screen.Whata work? The indoor scenes are very good,with bright lighting,bright contrast dresses for the men n women. A gr8 offbeat by kamal and P.C.Sriram

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