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Theeviravaathi: The Terrorist (1998)

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.

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Santosh Sivan

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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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She's A Natural Born Killer See more »

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Drama

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Version of Malli (1998) See more »

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The greatest movie with the least dialogue since silent films.
2 September 2001 | by AnyanwuSee all my reviews

This movie should be seen, if for any other reason than to see a story told with minimal dialogue. The script couldn't have been more than 30 pages. Great visuals, and great acting using expression and editing. The only problem is that the ending should have been cut by about 5 seconds. Once you see it you will know what I am talking about. With little dialogue I was suprised how enthralled I was. I never once remember feeling like the movie should move faster. Worth a view.


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