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Thalapathi (1991)

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, 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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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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Public had never seen Rajnikanth in such an avataar. He sported a new hair style and public liked it a lot. See more »

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Referenced in Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakkama Kaiya Thattu
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and Swarnalatha
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Best of Rajnikanth
27 February 2003 | by GoodFella1980See all my reviews

A fight between two brothers (Rajnikanth and Arvindswamy) is a classy version on Modern Mahabbaratha, is truly unique. Maniratnam has adapted the screenplay to the modern version and it's really awesome. Mammootty as Rajnikanth's friend Deva is amazing. Music and cinematography by Illayaraja and Santosh Sivan (The terrorist) commend each other. For me it's the best gangster movie made in India. Just loved the movie from beginning till end.


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