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Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, 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.

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A.R. Murugadoss

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A.R. Murugadoss (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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 Joy Badlani ... Surendhar
Akshara Gowda ... Shwetha
Sumesh Krishnan Sumesh Krishnan ... Commando
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I'm waiting

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

13 November 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Indian Soldier Never on Holiday See more »

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$1,532,283
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During the filming portion, Lead Actor of the movie Joseph Vijay himself filmed a scene with the assistance of Cinematographer Santosh Sivan. See more »

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

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Alaikaa Laikka
Written by: Pa. Vijay
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Javed Ali, Sayonara Philip and Sharmila
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Among the best of Vijay
19 November 2012 | by lonevoyagerSee all my reviews

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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