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Ko (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 22 April 2011 (India)
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Ashwin, a photojournalist, finds out that his classmate and a famous politician, Vasanthan, has links with the Naxalites. Will he manage to expose Vasanthan's treacherous motive as a politician?


K.V. Anand


K.V. Anand (story and screenplay), A.N. Balakrishnan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jiiva ... Ashwin Jayaraman
Ajmal Ameer ... Vasanthan Perumal
Karthika Nair ... Renuka Narayanan
Piaa Bajpai ... Saraswathi
Prakash Raj ... Yogeswaran
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Aalavandhan
Sona Heiden ... Susmitha Kothari (as Sona)
Jagan ... Chander (as Jagan Ayan)
Pattimandram Raja Pattimandram Raja ... Jayaraman
Achyuth Kumar ... S. Krishnakumar
Bose Venkat Bose Venkat ... Bank Smuggler
Imman Annachi ... Aalavandhan's Sidekick (as Imman)
Suriya ... Special Appearance
Kaajal Pasupathi Kaajal Pasupathi ... Naxalite Women
Tamannaah Bhatia ... Special Appearance


Ashwin, a photojournalist, finds out that his classmate and a famous politician, Vasanthan, has links with the Naxalites. Will he manage to expose Vasanthan's treacherous motive as a politician?

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Action | Thriller


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Release Date:

22 April 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 543,400,000
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R.S. Infotainment See more »
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Initially the film was rumored to have Karthi in the lead. However, it was later officially announced that T.R. Silambarasan would play the lead in the film, but was later replaced by Jiiva. Actors Ajith Kumar and Suriya were also considered for the role. See more »


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Ko- A must-watch political thriller
22 April 2011 | by nair_vinodSee all my reviews

After Ayan, everyone has been eagerly anticipating for Ko since the teaser was released. K.V. Anand has done a wonderful job in his third film as a director with a full-fledged political thriller with adequate doses of romance and humour without deviating from the original story. It is not exactly a good-versus-bad theme here unlike most of other movies with political themes. But unexpected twists will keep the audience glued to their seats.

Jiiva as Ashwin excels in his role as a photographer. Karthika Nair marked her debut with a decent performance while Piaa Bajpai fulfills the requirements of her role well. The show stealer is undoubtedly Ajmal. His performance as a youth revolutionary leader is outstanding. Stalwarts like Prakashraj and Kota Srinivasa Rao played their characters with their usual finesse.

The highlight of the film is the cinematography. Richard M.Nathan did a wonderful job with the camera. Be it the fights or the songs, he shot the scenes with sheer brilliance. The locales of Norway and China are spellbinding and eye-catching, thanks to the cinematographer's efforts.

Harris Jayaraj did a superb job in Ayan and he repeated the magic in Ko as well. The BGM is apt for the scenes although it was a bit loud in certain parts. Anthony's editing is as usual, crisp and maintains the pace of the film well. Peter Hein's stunts are a treat for the action buffs. The songs are choreographed perfectly according to the mood of the songs. The nothing-great Gala Gala song does not live up to its pre-release build-up despite a host of well-known faces making cameo appearances.

In short, Ko is a brilliantly shot political thriller laced with the usual commercial elements. If Ayan showed us about smuggling activities, Ko is all about political revolution. Hats off to K.V. Anand for presenting us three different films with three different themes.

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