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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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This is the only movie where Rajnikanth and Mani Ratnam worked together. See more »

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Sundari Kannal
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and S. Janaki
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Ommala Moovie!!
18 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

The movie with the combo of Mani and Thala's of neighboring states and with splendid tunes from Illayaraja ,a certain delight is a sure bet !! Trite , crisp dialogues are characteristics of this movie just as any mani ratnam flick is. The scene which stands out for its 'crispness' comes the intensely set one in which Rajni after being imprisoned in the initial scenes is released as somebody else turns in as approval for the crime which he created. Surya,(Rajni) unaware of who has sent him, walks across to him n asks him, " YYYYEN?" After a few pauses he gets the reply," DEVA!! ". He comes out of the room and walks in the corridor just to witness Deva (Mamooty) and there begins the friendship between Surya and Deva which is so deep, committed and brilliant. The tone of most of the scenes keeps one gripping and with its melodramatic ingredients and songs, contributes to a bit of dilution of its intensity though. The storyline, a slight adaptation of mahabarata with superstar playin the Karna character to finesse is simply awesome.

A sure must watch flick !!


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