Thamizh is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Thamizh really what he purports to be?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Sathyamoorthy (Thamizh)
Asin Thottumkal ... Shruthi (as Asin)
Prakash Raj ... Ali Bhai
Vadivelu ... Body Soda
Napolean ... Commissioner Mohammed Mydeen Khan
Nassar ... Shanmughavel (as Nasser)
Anand Raj Anand Raj ... Narasimhan
Mukesh Tiwari ... Inspector Govind
Sriman ... Saravanan
Sriranjani Sriranjani ... Lekshmi
Vincent Ashokan Vincent Ashokan ... Guru
Dhamu Dhamu
Subbaraju Subbaraju ... Mallesh
Brinda Parekh ... Mona
Vaiyapuri Vaiyapuri ... Tamil's sidekick

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Thamizh thug for hire in the city of Chennai who has no ties to anyone and will do any dirty work as long as the money as good. He meets a young girl named Shruthi and they fall in love. But there are two obstacles in the path of their romance : firstly, Shruthi detests Thamizh's violent ways and secondly, police sub-inspector Govindan is pursuing Shruthi obsessively with intent of making her his mistress. Meanwhile, Dubai-based crime lord Ali Bhai has arrived in Chennai for the purpose of silencing his chief rival gangster Narasimhan and also to meet Thamizh who is rising within the gang's ranks. However, during the meeting, Ali Bhai is arrested in a police raid conducted by Police Commissioner Mohammed Moideen Khan and his gang hatches a morally abhorrent plan in order to secure his release. Written by Soumitra

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An Anti-Criminal Operation


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Pokkiri, 80's American Action is Tamil
4 November 2014 | by Dark_Lord_MarkSee all my reviews

Pokkiri, 80's American Action is Tamil! I think this is a remake of the Bollywood movie PoKiri. Similar name, but this one stars action superstar Vijay(My Fav Indian actor behind SRK).

To go along with Vijay, there is Asin....possibly the most beautiful woman in the world.

THis movie is 80's coolness. It has everything an action movie should have. A hero, who MIGHT be a bad guy, who might be a good guy, who might snuff out crime.

Great wire work and great action scenes. America can learn from Indian movies. Apparently Indian action film directors were all 80's American movies lovers.

Is Vijay a good or bad guy? Will he fulfill his mission? Will Asin stop loving him? This is another must watch, without ruining the plot, this is high on action, with over the top heroes like movies should/used to be.

10 out of 10. I prefer this version because of Vijay and Asin.

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12 January 2007 (India) See more »

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