After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.
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
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 »
A riveting tale of an Army Captain who takes on the terrorists in his hometown when on a vacation, Thuppakki is sure to kindle the patriot in you.
But for the usual commercial elements like the opening song for the hero and unnecessary romantic sequences, the film is a gripping edge of the seat thriller.
The bane of Indian Cinema's screen play, the songs play spoilsport in this film too. The damage is more pronounced because the songs and the situations in which they appear are a let down. If only the director, AR Murugadoss had the galls to remove the useless romantic scenes and songs, the film would have got the distinction of being the best action film of the past 10-15 years in Tamil Cinema.
Still, the film is a treat to the average film goer in Tamil Nadu. The pre-interval sequence where the 12 hunters become the hunted stand out. Using his own sister as bait for the terror kingpin shows how much dedicated and confident the lead character is. The climax, many have observed, is not as good as the other parts of the film - but for me it was as good as any and Vijay's acting in that scene. Just wow!! This man knows how to act manly alright.
Vijay's best action film till date excepting Gilli and that is because the romance part is a sore thumb for the film.
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