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Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 November 1991 (India)
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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.

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Mani Ratnam

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Mani Ratnam (screenplay), Mani Ratnam (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajinikanth ... Surya
Mammootty ... Devaraj
Shobana ... Subbulaxmi
Arvind Swamy ... Arjun
Srividya ... Kalyani
Bhanupriya ... Padma
Amrish Puri ... Kalivardhan
Jai Sankar Jai Sankar ... Arjun's Dad
Geetha ... Devaraj's Wife
Charlie ... (as Charle)
Charu Haasan ... Subbulaxmi's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manoj K. Jayan ... Manoharan
Nagesh
Nirmalamma
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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Action | Crime | Drama

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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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High Drama High on Adrenaline!
16 February 2019 | by avisheksahuSee all my reviews

Masala movies are beautiful: no explicit message, just a trip down the lanes of diurnal fantasy. This is not a fantasy movie though; it is just pure drama on the lines of Goodfellas; it is far more sombre and intense, but the stuff to excite you about the troubles and predicaments that beset the world of gangsters, is all there in an intense packaging. Indian actors are rarely method-actors but they usually have the ability to incite great passion and great empathy in their audience and with good reason: when they get the right directors, you can often see clearly then that for them, it was never about the money, but about the pleasure that comes from realising the deepest recesses of their craft.


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