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Mankatha (2011)

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Vinayak and his 4 team members rob a booty of 500 crores INR. Trouble starts when two of the team betrays them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajith Kumar ...
Arjun ...
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Sanjana Arumugam (as Trisha)
Premgi Amaren ...
Prem
Vaibhav Reddy ...
Sumanth
Anjali ...
Suchitra Sumanth
Andrea Jeremiah ...
Sabitha Prithviraj
Raai Laxmi ...
Sona (as Lakshmi Rai)
Aravind Akash ...
Faizal
Ashwin Kakumanu ...
Ganesh
Mahat Raghavendra ...
Mahat
V. Jayaprakash ...
Arumuga Chettiyaar
Subbu Panchu ...
Kamal Ekambaram / Praveen Kumar (as Panchu Subbu)
Boys Rajan ...
Special Squad Officer
Vj Ramya ...
Press Reporter
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Mankatha is a racy and adrenaline-rushing story of a Maharashtra police officer Vinayak Mahadevan (Ajith) who is suspended for helping a smuggler to escape from police encounter. He starts leading life in his own way. He falls for Sanjana (Trisha), daughter of an influential local goon Arumuga Chettiyar (Jayaprakash) in Mumbai. A tough cop Prithvi (Arjun) takes charge to end betting scandal in IPL cricket in Mumbai. Arumuga uses his links with dons in Mumbai tries to route through his old theatre, a cash of over Rs 500 crore to be used in betting. Sumanth (Vaibhav), a goon working for Arumuga Chettiyarplans to take away the booty with the help of his friends Ganesh (Ashwin), Mahanth (Mahanth), who owns a bar in Mumbai and Prem (Premji), a IIT graduate. Vinayak joins the race. he promises to help them and divide it between them. Trouble starts after they take away the cash. Both Arumugha Chettiyar and police are now on their heels. Meanwhile, Mahanth and Prem escape with the cash. It ... Written by Captain

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Mankatha - Hitting the bull's eye
3 September 2011 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Mankatha – 8/10 Ajith's 50th movie certainly has exceeded the hugely speculated expectations it garnered. Like its title, it travels in a racy pace with full of twists and turns presented in a thoroughly entertaining way. Story wise, Mankatha is can be said as the best of all Venkat Prabhu's film. It is thoroughly entertaining with Ajith oozing with energy in every scene with power packed one liners. The films has many scenes at the first half which may seem irrelevant but gets all paid back with the climax explaining everything.

For the other casts, Premji and Vaibhav impresses and are at their best. Action King Arjun proves his proves his dynamic experience even in just few scene he have done. All the other female casts just does fine given that their roles are merely blink-and-miss ones.

Technicality wise, Sakthi Saravanan's cinematography is apt for the commercial action film and Yuvan's music plays as an important factor for the scenes especially the epic BGMs.

Venkat Prabhu has shown maturity in is directing with Mankatha and broke his all the stereotypical heroic roles of Tamil cinema by giving Ajith an Negative role. Kudos to the ultimate star for accepting it bravely putting his name in risk at his 50th film. All said, Mankataha proves that a film need to be artistic to be favoured by critics, but a entertaining film with intelligent twist can garner all the interest from all side.

Verdict : Ajith's show all the way


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