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Thiruda Thiruda (1994)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 September 1994 (Canada)
An Inspector is assigned to track down a large sum of stolen money. His investigations lead him to a couple of small time crooks, a village belle, a murder, an absconding suspect, and an international drug dealer.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

P.K. Mishra (lyrics), Mani Ratnam | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prashanth ... Azhagu / Kishan
Anand Anand ... Kadir / Shankar
Heera Rajgopal ... Rajathi / Kajri (as Heera)
Anu Agrawal ... Chandralekha 'Lekha'
Balasubramaniam S.P. ... CBI Inspector Laxminarayan (as S.P. Balasubramaniyam)
Salim Ghouse ... Vikram
Shanmuga Sundharam Shanmuga Sundharam ... Panchayat Head (as Shanmuga Sundaram)
Malaysia Vasudevan Malaysia Vasudevan ... Inspector
S.S. Chandran S.S. Chandran ... Lorry Driver
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... CBI Officer (as Madan Babu)
Ajay Ratnam Ajay Ratnam ... Ashok
Thalaivasal Vijay ... CBI Officer
Oru Viral Krishna Rao Oru Viral Krishna Rao
Praveen Raj Praveen Raj
P.C. Ramakrishna P.C. Ramakrishna
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Fresh printed bank notes to the value of incredible 10 billion rupies are stolen in India from a train by the henchmen of super-gangster Vikram living in London. The code card only being able to open the container with the money comes into the possession of beautiful Chandralekha. On the way to Vikram she comes across the two thieves Kadir and Azhagu who are on the run from the police - having in tow country-girl Rajathi whom they kept from committing suicide and who then ran away from her ruthless uncle. After some attempts of cheating each other Chandralekha is making friends with the thieves. When she discovers that Vikram is stopping at nothing - especially not at dead bodies - on his hunt after the loot, she informs the three others about the real value of the code card. In the following pursuit between Vikram, the four heroes and a special police brigade which has to get back the money before a state crisis comes about, not only fierce action, but also love comes to its own. Written by hthiess

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

12 September 1994 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Thief Thief See more »

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The license plate of the cargo container containing the stolen money is SKF 1138 - possibly a homage to George Lucas's movie THX 1138 (1971). See more »

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Pyar Kabhi Na Todenge, Saath Kabhi Na Chodenge
Lyrics by P.K. Mishra
Music by A.R. Rahman
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Interesting movie to kill time
16 March 2006 | by Ophelia_ChennaiSee all my reviews

This movie was released long back. However, I viewed it again recently on DVD. Thiruda Thiruda has almost all the ingredients of a commercial Tamil movie - well-done dance sequences, catchy music, memorable songs, comedy, fights, chases, glamorous heroines, mindless villains, gun-toting henchmen who get beaten black and blue by bare-handed heroes and the rest. In fact, the movie has an interesting combination of various elements seen in different Tamil movies - affectionate brothers, village panchayats, policemen who turn into part-time comedians, triangle love, Robin Hood-like heroes who steal from the rich and give to the poor, rustic village belle and glamorous city gal; even the usual thaai maaman atha maga problems (Tamil movie-goers will understand that); and name a chase sequence, and you have it - on a motor bike, on a cycle, on a truck, on a car, on trains, and even on horses! Plus, the movie itself is littered with numerous actors, almost a quarter of the Tamil tinsel town should have figured in it.

It's to the director's credit that he has woven all these elements and more to give a clear and interesting screenplay with well-etched characters. Where he fails is the credibility department. Of course, one can't expect realism in commercial movies. But numerous sequences do test your patience. And then you realise why this movie with amazing songs, a different story and brilliant cinematography still failed to make it big at the box-office.

The story, by the way, is pretty simple - the villain's plan to pinch a 1000 crores of newly printed notes from the Indian government goes awry; the villain and the CBI begin their chase to track down the container; and two village thieves, their ladylove and the villain's mole get drawn into the scheme of things. The movie is worth a watch, especially the songs tuned by AR Rahman - Kannum kannum, Putham puthu bhoomi and Konjam nilavu in particular. The guy who plays Kadir (Anand) looks nice and does a neat job. Pity he hasn't been seen in many Tamil movies.


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