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Mankatha (2011)

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A ruthless cop has to win a game to save an amount of 500 crore from a corrupt politician and a local gang

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajith Kumar ... Vinayak Mahadevan
Arjun ... Prithviraj
Trisha Krishnan ... Sanjana Arumugam (as Trisha)
Premgi Amaren ... Prem
Vaibhav Reddy ... Sumanth
Anjali ... Suchitra Sumanth
Andrea Jeremiah ... Sabitha Prithviraj
Raai Laxmi ... Sona (as Lakshmi Rai)
Aravind Akash Aravind Akash ... Faizal
Ashwin Kakumanu Ashwin Kakumanu ... Ganesh
Mahat Raghavendra Mahat Raghavendra ... Mahat
V. Jayaprakash ... Arumuga Chettiyaar
Subbu Panchu ... Kamal Ekambaram / Praveen Kumar (as Panchu Subbu)
Boys Rajan Boys Rajan ... Special Squad Officer
Ramya Subramanian ... Press Reporter (as Vj Ramya)
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Storyline

Mankatha is a racy and adrenaline-rushing story of a Maharashtra police officer Vinayak Mahadevan (Ajith) who is suspended for helping a smuggler to escape from police encounter. He starts leading life in his own way. He falls for Sanjana (Trisha), daughter of an influential local goon Arumuga Chettiyar (Jayaprakash) in Mumbai. A tough cop Prithvi (Arjun) takes charge to end betting scandal in IPL cricket in Mumbai. Arumuga uses his links with dons in Mumbai tries to route through his old theatre, a cash of over Rs 500 crore to be used in betting. Sumanth (Vaibhav), a goon working for Arumuga Chettiyarplans to take away the booty with the help of his friends Ganesh (Ashwin), Mahanth (Mahanth), who owns a bar in Mumbai and Prem (Premji), a IIT graduate. Vinayak joins the race. he promises to help them and divide it between them. Trouble starts after they take away the cash. Both Arumugha Chettiyar and police are now on their heels. Meanwhile, Mahanth and Prem escape with the cash. It ... Written by Captain

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Country:

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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 334,000,000 (India), 31 August 2011, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 800,000,000
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Trivia

The bike wheelie stunts are performed by Ajith himself. He is a professional car racer. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was edited - In order to obtain a 12A classification the distributor made cuts in three of the films reels. The cuts which totaled 4 minutes and 53 seconds removed stronger instances of violence (bullet impacts, detail of injuries and strong blows). The uncut version was later released on DVD/Video formats with a '15' rating for strong threat and violence. See more »

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References Mullum Malarum (1978) See more »

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2 September 2011 | by mifrasmmSee all my reviews

Mankatha is an Ajith movie all the way. It is a complete action thriller that will narrate the match fixing sagas in international cricket matches.

First time in Tamil cinema history Hero playing totally negative role. Only we show on Hollywood movies.

Mankatha is a racy movie with many twists that keeps everyone glued to the screen till the end of the film. At the end of the movie the bloopers shown of the all the stars are quite a laugh riot.

Undoubtedly Mankatha music composed by the popular Tamil music director Yuvan Shankar Raja is rocking Ajith fans already.


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