A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Commissioner Eashwar Prasad (Telugu version) (as Venkatesh)
Chief Secretary to CM of TN
Anuja Iyer ...
Natasha Rajkumar
Poonam Kaur ...
Anu Sethuraman
Inspector Sethu
Mukhtar Khan ...
Ibrahim Abdullah
Prem ...
Inspector Zachariah
Actor Aravind Babu
Santhana Bharathi ...
R.S. Shivaji ...
Sub-Inspector Babu Rao
Sarath Mandava ...
Inspector Mallesh


A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed

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18 September 2009 (India)  »

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In one of the calls made to the commissioner's mobile phone, the protagonist (Kamal Haasan) uses his own mobile phone placed to his left rather than using the array of temporary, stripped down phones that were arranged on his right exclusively to make these fake calls with fake SIM cards. He could have been easily found out during this call itself. See more »


Referenced in Singam (2010) See more »

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One Of The Best Tamil Films Ever Made
14 February 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Amazing acting for starters. For once I think they've reached almost international standards, the tension was awesome, there weren't any songs (the usual in Tamil movies) which was a pleasant surprise. Amazing acting again and the English when used (esp by Kamal) sounded like English for a change. India was portrayed well for a change as well, no rogues at every corner, well-dressed and neat police officers (and yes they were the good guys for a change). The places were clean, the shots were realistic and it was a good movie even in International standards. Even the Tamil was well spoken. I would recommend this to those who are learning Tamil, entertaining and good language used and as an example to future Tamil Film Makers. Make films like these and you'll attract the young, professional (non rowdy) crowd.

P.S. Kamal should consider starring in some Hollywood Blockbusters! Awesome Actor, the best the Tamil Film Industry has had by far. I would have given it a 7 had it been an English movie though. 8 Stars and well deserved (it being a tamil movie and because it definitely took a lot of breaking out of the box).

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