A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.

Director:

Santosh Sivan

Writers:

Santosh Sivan (story), Santosh Sivan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ayesha Dharker ... Malli
K. Krishna K. Krishna ... Lover
Sonu Sisupal Sonu Sisupal ... Leader
Vishwas Vishwas ... Lotus
Anuradha Anuradha ... Sumitra
Bhavani Bhavani ... Old Lady
Parmeshwaran Parmeshwaran ... Vasu
Gopal Gopal ... Gopal
Saravana Saravana ... Traitor
Anna Durai Anna Durai ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhanu Prakash Bhanu Prakash ... Perumal
Shyam Sunder Shyam Sunder ... Army Officer
Vishnuvardhan ... Thyagu (as Vishnu Vardhan)
Edit

Storyline

Malli is a 19 year old girl, who joined a terrorist organization at a very young age after her brother was killed in the cause. Now in her young adulthood, she volunteers for a suicide assassination mission to kill a VIP in the service of her cause. With intricate preparations and seemingly firm resolve, she makes her way to the target area where the plot will be executed. However, events occur that make her question her determination to complete her mission and the very nature of the sacrifice that she is called upon to make. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's A Natural Born Killer See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

Connections

Version of Malli (1998) See more »

User Reviews

A story well narrated
21 August 2004 | by sudhirkishanSee all my reviews

The movie is about a girl who is sent on a mission to assassinate a VIP by becoming a human bomb. It can be related to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. A notable fact is that no where in the movie is there a mention about the roots of the girl nor who the VIP is. It rather narrates the incidents that occur from the time she is chosen on this mission.

The movie has wonderful cinematography by Santosh Sivan and good performances by all the artists. All the artists were very natural making the movie more realistic.

The unconventional ending has done justice to the narration.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Terrorista See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR1,091,250 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,734, 16 January 2000

Gross USA:

$153,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,644
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed