In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dhanush ...
K.P. Karuppu
Tapsee Pannu ...
Jayabalan ...
Pettaikaran
Kishore Kumar G. ...
Durai (as Kishore)
Aadukalam Naren ...
Rathnavelu (as Narein)
V. Jayaprakash ...
Irene relative
Meenal ...
Pettaikaaran's Wife
Murugadass ...
Karuppu's friend
Alwa Vasu ...
Tournament host
Sentrayan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Periya Karuppu Thevar ...
Ayub
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Storyline

Rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people. In such a tenement, Pettaikaaran (Jayabalan) leads a very respectable life with his key aides Durai (Kishore) and Karuppu (Dhanush) along with others. His main adversary in hen fights is Rathinam, the police inspector. Pettaikaarar is known to have an impeccable track record of successes when it comes to fowl fights especially with Rathinam's. In an unexpected situation, Pettaikaaran challenges Rathinam to a fowl contest which witnesses Karuppu violating his mentor Pettaikaarar's word but emerging successfully with enviable proceeds. This results in the swelling of his status among his folks which plants the seeds of animosity in the minds of Pettaikaaran. What follows is an interesting and unexpected path with twists and turns highlighting on the way the multiple layers of human emotions with sense playing truant. Written by Subramanian

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14 January 2011 (India)  »

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INR 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Telugu dubbed version "Pandem Kollu" released on 30 January 2015. See more »

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K.P. Karuppu: Brother, some day you and me will die. But next 15 minutes will stay for another 50 years. Don't give up. Do what ever you want to but don't give up the fight.
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a must see for all!!
18 June 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

i was really impressed with the level of sophistication in the movie's plot. this is definitely among the better performances dhanush has given in his career, and he really captures the imagination of the audience. he really gels with his character, giving a realistic feel that stayed in my mind long enough to give this movie a review.

the integrated songs are also a welcome change from the typical cut and migrate to different country kind of songs that tamil viewers are so used to. and viewers will certainly enjoy the dance sequences:)

the masterful capture of emotions in the second part of the movie and the parallels drawn to rooster fighting are a treat to movie fans who expect more from their movie experience. all in all, a must see for all, for the casual entertainment seeker, or the serious movie buff.


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