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Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 November 1991 (India)
An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (screenplay), Mani Ratnam (story) | 1 more credit »
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Top Rated Indian Movies #18 | 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajinikanth ... Surya
Mammootty ... Devaraj
Shobana ... Subbulaxmi
Arvind Swamy ... Arjun
Srividya ... Kalyani, Surya's mom
Bhanupriya ... Padma
Amrish Puri ... Kalivardhan
Jai Sankar Jai Sankar ... Arjun's Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charle
Geetha ... Devaraj's Wife
Charu Haasan Charu Haasan ... Subbulaxmi's Father
Manoj K. Jayan ... Manoharan
Nagesh
Sonu Walia ... Dancer (special appearance)
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Storyline

Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty). They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district collect(Aravind Swami), step -brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom (Sreevidya) and decides to surrender. Written by Edward <ed_stal@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

25 November 1991 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Commander See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Trivia

This was the last collaboration of maniratnam and illaiya raja. After this came Roja and the rise of ARR. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Darling (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Putham Puthu Poo
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: K.J. Yesudas and S. Janaki
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THALAPATHI a serious crime drama
25 November 2018 | by arjunflamingfeatherSee all my reviews

THALAPATHI the movie with both cinematic icons of subcontinent cinema RAJNIKANT and MAHMOOTY. The film THALAPATHI though old and rekindled in our memory because of stills from the imdb page for 'jogging' the memory because of previous encounter with the substance.


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