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Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 November 2012 (India)
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An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.


A.R. Murugadoss


A.R. Murugadoss (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Joseph Vijay ... Jagadish Dhanapal
Kajal Aggarwal ... Nisha (as Kajal Agarwal)
Vidyut Jammwal ... Sleeper cell's leader (as Vidyut Jamwal)
Sathyan ... Balaji
Zakir Hussain ... Kameeruddin
Jayaram ... V. Ravichandran
Manngala Radhakrishnan Manngala Radhakrishnan ... Jagdeesh MoM
Deepthi Nambiar Deepthi Nambiar ... Sanjana Dhanpal
Sanjana Sarathy Sanjana Sarathy ... Jagdeesh's sister
Steven Clarke Steven Clarke ... Dancer
A.R. Murugadoss ... Cameo Appearance
Santosh Sivan ... Cameo Appearance (as Santhosh Sivan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
MD Asif ... Sleeper cell 2nd in command
Joy Badlani ... Surendhar
Nidhi Bisht ... Kidnapped girl (as Nidhi Bist)

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Jagdish (Vijay), an army captain, is back in Mumbai for a holiday to be with his parents and two sisters. They want him to get married and finds a bride Nisha (Kajal Aggarwal) for him. After the usual bickerings the couple fall in love. Meanwhile Jagadish an intelligence officer in the military, has a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How Jagadish moving around as an ordinary person using his brain and brawn in the correct measure, tracks down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest of this escapist entertainer. Written by Surya Prakash

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Hindi dubbed version of tamil film thupakki See more »


Crew member visible in a Vijay's Sun glasses. See more »


Jagadish: I'm waiting.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was cut, after the uncut version initially received a '15' classification from the UK censor board; the distributors opted to remove moments of strong violence (shootings, stabbings, a pole being used to dislocate a man's arm and sight of blood dripping from a character's mouth) along with a scene of torture in which a man's fingers are extracted below screen were removed. This cut version was re-classified '12A' and was released into UK cinemas, however the film was later released uncut on DVD with a '15' rating. See more »


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Written by: Na. Muthukumar
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Hariharan and Bombay Jayashri
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User Reviews

Awesome changeover by Vijay
13 November 2012 | by ramdhoom23See all my reviews

Wow wow wow are the three words striking my mind after coming out of theater. you are well guaranteed with entertainment, patriotism and bits of romance. Satyan performed well . Jayaram as cameo done his part well

Kajal did well .

The positive notch in this film is camera by the great Santhosh Sivan . His angles and positioning were awesome. Especially an action block before interval .

The main reason for this movie is obviously AR MURUGADOSS. He again proved he is a good script writer . His pen worked hard in the simple story with many twists .

Vijay carries the story in his shoulders throughout the movie .He performed well . A new hair style and mannerisms worked well .


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13 November 2012 (India) See more »

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