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Aadukalam (2011)

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In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

Director:

Vetrimaaran (as Vetri Maaran)

Writers:

Meghana Karthik (subtitles), Vetrimaaran (as Vetri Maaran)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dhanush ... K.P. Karuppu
Tapsee Pannu ... Irene Clauge
Jayabalan Jayabalan ... Pettaikaran
Kishore Kumar G. ... Durai (as Kishore)
Aadukalam Naren ... Rathnavelu (as Narein)
V. Jayaprakash ... Irene relative
Meenal Meenal ... Pettaikaaran's Wife
Murugadass ... Karuppu's friend
Alwa Vasu Alwa Vasu ... Tournament host
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Periya Karuppu Thevar Periya Karuppu Thevar ... Ayub
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Storyline

Rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people. In such a tenement, Pettaikaaran (Jayabalan) leads a very respectable life with his key aides Durai (Kishore) and Karuppu (Dhanush) along with others. His main adversary in hen fights is Rathinam, the police inspector. Pettaikaarar is known to have an impeccable track record of successes when it comes to fowl fights especially with Rathinam's. In an unexpected situation, Pettaikaaran challenges Rathinam to a fowl contest which witnesses Karuppu violating his mentor Pettaikaarar's word but emerging successfully with enviable proceeds. This results in the swelling of his status among his folks which plants the seeds of animosity in the minds of Pettaikaaran. What follows is an interesting and unexpected path with twists and turns highlighting on the way the multiple layers of human emotions with sense playing truant. Written by Subramanian

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Pandem Kollu See more »

Filming Locations:

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 300,000,000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dhanush is naturally allergic to birds from his childhood. Though, he managed to hold, carry, and got acquainted with the roosters throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

K.P. Karuppu: If father and son aren't talking, will son change his surname?
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greatest work in Tamil cinema about an rooster fights
9 December 2016 | by vickyvj-51310See all my reviews

very raw and stunning screenplay by the director..actors and technicians supports the mood of the film...climax of the movie is criticized among the people but other than that nothing would have shown the loyalty of K.P.karupu..editing of the movie is a big strength specially in the interval sequence. G.v.prakash does a good job.. fight sequence between dhanush and kishore conveys the rooster fight superbly and it is well conceived by the people ..the slang of madurai Tamil is worked without any flaws or artificial .. highlights of the movie are dhanush(k.p.karupu ) kishore , pettai karan and DOP, editing ,story line ,and the dialogues during the rooster fight makes the situation more real.


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