The Smart Hunt (2006)
"Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu" (original title)

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A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jyothika ...
Prakash Raj ...
Daniel Balaji ...
Amudhan Sukumaran
Saleem Baig ...
Ilamaran Anandan
Kamalinee Mukherjee ...
Kayalvizhi Raghavan
Rajashri ...
Yog Japee ...
Ajay Naidu
Aahuthi Prasad ...
Police Commissioner
Karma ...
Stun Shiva ...
Ganesh ...
Tirlok Malik ...
Suspected Killer


Raghavan (Kamal Hassan), a top cop from the Tamil Nadu Police Department is faced with a series of rapes and brutal murders including those of his boss's family. The culprits are found soon enough but prove extremely evasive while they continue their murderous legacy undeterred. Written by VVlilai

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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Hunt and Play  »

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INR 240,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening sequence of the movie were kamal fight with goons which was shot in his own house in chennai. See more »


Before encounter of MLA Sasi, Raghavan shoots one of the MLA's goons. In the shot, the goons face is shown inside the frame. See more »


Politician: You don't know about me!
Raghavan: I know and I know what your mother does.
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Referenced in Jigarthanda (2014) See more »


Manjal Veyil
Lyrics by: Thamarai
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Hariharan, Vijay and Nakhul
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one time thrill with love to watch
1 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A handsome and lonesome hero Jamal how quite and how cute.. brilliant work by Gotham with Harris and reforming.. we have gone too far in technical aspects and cutting between shots are very sharp..good thrill throughout on watching...director has touched the soft corner of Jamal too bit long which causes slip in some scenes.. He is not full determined whether its a love based thriller or thrill base love.. its a part of compromising.. us scenes are lovable to eyes.. its such easy for villains to got out of America immediately...tremendous effort by the team in aspect technical aspect and sound mixing may be a milestone for Indian cinema starts from here...recommended for high type thrill

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