An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ilayathalapathy Vijay ...
Jagadish (as Vijay)
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Nisha (as Kajal Agarwal)
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Sleeper cell's leader
Sathyan ...
Balaji
Zakir Hussain
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Sleeper cell 2nd in command
Steven Clarke ...
Dancer
Akshara Gowda
Jayaram ...
Jagdeesh's senior officer in army
Anupama Kumar
Gautam Kurup ...
First sleeper cell
Prayas Mann ...
Brother of sleeper cell's leader
Manobala ...
Nisha's father
A.R. Murugadoss ...
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Storyline

Jagdish (Vijay), an army captain, is back in Mumbai for a holiday to be with his parents and two sisters. They want him to get married and finds a bride Nisha (Kajal Aggarwal) for him. After the usual bickerings the couple fall in love. Meanwhile Jagadish an intelligence officer in the military, has a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How Jagadish moving around as an ordinary person using his brain and brawn in the correct measure, tracks down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest of this escapist entertainer. Written by Surya Prakash

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I'm waiting

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Indian Soldier Never on Holiday  »

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INR 650,000,000 (estimated)
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The climax of the film was shot with 7 cameras and 60 fighters were involved in the stunt sequence. See more »

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Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal having dispute on the road, where Vijay is sitting on a bike and after that Kajal leaves in an auto rickshaw showing that she stole the Key of the motorbike. But in the scenes before, she is not making any attempt to take the key and while she leaves the key is inserted in the motorbike itself. See more »

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Jagadish: I'm waiting.
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Features Kahaani (2012) See more »

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Jagdish on Mission (Theme)
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Thuppakki: Honestly and Proudly, A Distinctive Vijay Movie Ever
13 November 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Among all the 54 movies including Thuppakki, this one stands separate as the best performer. Poove Unakaga, Kadhaluku Mariyadhai, Ghilli were huge turning points in Vijay's career and set new benchmarks. And now Vijay has put himself into more trouble by raising the bar higher in Thuppakki.

For second movie in a row Vijay's name came after the movie name, which in my view is good and the title cards was good, showing different places in Mumbai.

A decent introduction song, Kutti Puli Kootam but the next song, Antartica came rather quickly and chilled me a lot. I never finished listening Alaika Laika song but in my view that was the best choreographed song in the movie. Google Google meets expectation, Vennilave okayyy, poi varava was heart touching.

The movie flows well in first 20 mins with the regular hero heroine introduction comedies. As soon as antartica song is over, movie enters main story and rest is just THE GAME. A game with thrill, ideas, lot of smartness, team work and the Gun.

Interval block amazing, Vijay's Hindi superb, stunning camera-work, enthralling background score, pacy editing, perfect climax with a touching end :)

Kajal satisfies with her role, Vidyut is smart, Jayaram was too good in his comedies and Ilayathalapathy Vijay was just the best in his career, with his attitude driven performance.

Undoubtedly to be the biggest hit in Vijay's Career... Thank you thalaiva :)


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