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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.

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Credited cast:
... Surya
... Devaraj
... Subbulaxmi
... Arjun
... Kalyani, Surya's mom
... Padma
... Kalivardhan
Jai Sankar ... Arjun's Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Devaraj's Wife
Charu Haasan ... Subbulaxmi's Father
... Manoharan
... Dancer (special appearance)
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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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The movie is based on Mahabharata, with Rajinikanth representing Karnna, Mammootty playing Duryodhana and Arvind swamy playing Arjuna, all in contemporary world. The characters are brilliantly written to fit into modern day life, yet retaining the original traits. See more »

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Kaattukuyilu
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and K.J. Yesudas
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One of the best Indian movies ever
17 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is about 15 years old. i watched it quite a few times and it never fails to impress me. As said earlier it is a modern version of the Mahabharata, with Rajni as Karna.

Its starts with a 14 year old mother forced to abandon her son and the son grows up in the city slums far away..he befriends a underworld don and swears loyalty to death for him Meanwhile the mother gets married and has a son who becomes a top government official. Nobody knows of her earlier son except for her husband. Thing come to head as her younger son is posted to where the elder(who the mother doesn't know is her son) is dominating.

Watch the movie to see what happens. The mother-son scenes are amazingly touching


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