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The Smart Hunt (2006)

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (original title)
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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Raghavan
Jyothika ...
Aradhana
Prakash Raj ...
Arogyaraj
Daniel Balaji ...
Amudhan Sukumaran
Saleem Baig ...
Ilamaran Anandan
Kamalinee Mukherjee ...
Kayalvizhi Raghavan
Rajashri ...
Chitra
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Anderson
Yog Japee ...
Arun
Ajay Naidu
Aahuthi Prasad ...
Police Commissioner
Karma ...
Cowan
Stun Shiva ...
Villain
Ganesh ...
Dharma
Tirlok Malik ...
Suspected Killer
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Storyline

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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25 August 2006 (India)  »

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Hunt and Play  »

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INR 240,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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50% of the movie was shot in USA. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Murderer: [Pistol Jams] Shit! Shit! Shit!
Raghavan: Saying 'Shit' again and again? Is that your mother's name?
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Connections

Referenced in Jigarthanda (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Uyirile
Lyrics by: Thamarai
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Mahalakshmi Iyer and Srinivas
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Tamil Cinema Reaching new heights .. Bollywood you got so much to learn from this film
25 August 2006 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

First of let me talk about the positives in this movie : The movie was totally awesome ... technically .. Its a very different approach followed by the director .. We could definitely say with pride that Gautam has taken Indian cinema to new heights ... ! The story narration was beautiful though it did not have a very strong plot ... Thanks to Hollywood ... Tamil Cinema is reaching new dimensions ... Especially the opening 15 minutes and the scene where the killer talks with Kamal in midst of vendetta .. Just too good ! Kudos to the director .. the real hero ! Though he is not commendable in the plot, as in Kaakha Kaakha, he wanted to prove a point here ... and he does it in style ... Cheers Last but not the least ... The pride of Indian cinema .. Dr Kamal Haasan .... Does a powerful role with so much of ease ... Yet another movie of his to be remembered ..

Now coming to the negatives: Though the director succeeds in a certain way .. he lets you down at certain scenes which are so Indian ... Especially.. When the hero does things out of nowhere and categorizes them as "Raghavan Instincts" .. the scene where the killers escape from the airport .. and the usual coincidence where the killers meets the hero and his girl within minutes he reaches a new city ..

Our heroes which includes Kamal .. For their lack of body maintenance .. (Got to reduce the protruding tummy) Though these are negatives, they just go vanishing because of the style in which things are told ! In a nut shell .. Its a delight to watch this film !


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