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The Terrorist (1998)

Theeviravaathi: The Terrorist (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 19 October 2000 (Australia)
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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 »

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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)
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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>

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Her death will not be ordinary. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 1,091,250 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,750, 16 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,021, 23 April 2000
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in just 17 days. See more »

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Version of Malli (1998) See more »

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GREAT STORY
24 June 2004 | by billgatesisevilSee all my reviews

The Terrorist has one of THE BEST turning points in it I've ever seen in a picture. It's a really great life vs death story - that puts bigger - messier stories to shame. Sure there are some audio problems and it's clearly been shot on the cheap, who cares.

If you're like me then only two things will ever matter for you - Story and Star.

The Terrorist has a story that draws you in then lays on of the best complications on you and the performance from Ayesha Dharkar is the kind of stuff that stars are made of.

If you haven't seen The Terrorist, do yourself a favour and watch it.


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