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A blind man with his 'Echolocation' power takes on a revenge mission.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
'Chiyaan' Vikram ...
Shiva / Kenny / Arjun Rathore
Jagapathi Babu ...
Sarath Kumar
Anushka Shetty ...
Meenakshi
Amy Jackson ...
Sara
Raai Laxmi ...
Geetha (as Lakshmi Rai)
Santhanam ...
Sathyan
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Veerakathi
Saranya Ponvannan ...
Shiva's Mother
Thambi Ramayya ...
Thappache Mama
Srinivasa Rao Kota ...
Central Minister
Sayaji Shinde ...
CBI Chief Officer
Delhi Ganesh ...
Meenakshi's Father
M.S. Bhaskar ...
Shiva's Uncle
Sujitha ...
Shiva's Sister
Balaji ...
Shiva's Friend
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Storyline

The film opens with Kenny (Vikram), a Pianist in a church and a blind man who is on a vendetta mission in London, which has been ravaged by a series of bomb blasts. During the night, Kenny becomes an obsessed killing machine and goes on a killing spree murdering mostly white men. In a flashback mode it is revealed that Kenny is actually a top RAW officer Sivakumar whose buddy was Sarath (Jagapathy Babu), his colleague in the intelligence department. Siva marries Meenakshi (Anushka) an eye surgeon and was leading a peaceful life till fate intervened cruelly and turned his life upside down. Written by Ajith

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Also Known As:

Sivathaandavam  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$37,953 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Gross:

$212,145 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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One of Vikram's character is named Kenny. Kenny is Vikram's pet name. See more »

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Adhigaalai Pookal
Written by Na. Muthukumar
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Performed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
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28 September 2012 | by (mumbai) – See all my reviews

Vikram is back with a bang! Returning as a silent but deadly blind revenge seeking hero, he takes center screen to kick butt. Infusing a credible premise with honesty, and peppering the film with tender moments, director Vijay creates an engaging drama that you're happy to emotionally invest in. Technically, Thaandavam is one of the best films to have emerged out of Kollywood in a long time. Add to that some peppy melodies from GV Prakash and comedy that goes with the narration makes it entertaining.It is Vikram and him alone who diverts your attention from the film's little logical script flaws and spellbinds you with an endearing act that is Thaandavam's biggest strength. Exuding menace with his expressive eyes and body language and the tiniest of tics to make flesh- and-blood characters out of Sivakumar IPS and Kenny the blind man seeking revenge, Vikram is simply terrific. Vijay with the help of Daniel Kish, an echolocation expert has made Vikram's blind assassin role credible and awesome.Technically it is Vijay's best film with superior eye-catching camera by Nirav Shah and peppy melodies by GV Prakash with 'Oru Paadhi Kadhavu' being the pick of the lot. The action choreography by Manohar Verma is awesome especially the fast paced fight scene when a blind Vikram is attacked by six foreigners in a London park.Please note inspite of some gruesome killings in the plot line there is no blood or gore, hardly any smoking scenes, no drinking scenes or even an item number. For an audience numbed by predictable Kollywood potboilers week after week, Thaandavam might take some time to settle into; go in with an open mind and enjoy the ride.

Well done Vijay and UTV for making a film that can be viewed by family audiences.very gud movie must watch!!!


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