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Thaandavam (2012)

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A blind man with his 'Echolocation' power takes on a revenge mission.

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Vijay

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Nigel Genis (scene), Mike Parish | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vikram ... Kenny / Shiva (as 'Chiyaan' Vikram)
Jagapathi Babu ... Sarath Kumar
Anushka Shetty ... Meenakshi
Amy Jackson ... Sara
Raai Laxmi ... Geetha (as Lakshmi Rai)
Santhanam ... Sathyan
Nassar ... Veerakathi (as Nasser)
Saranya Ponvannan ... Shiva's Mother
Thambi Ramayya ... Thappache Mama
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Central Minister
Sayaji Shinde ... CBI Chief Officer
Delhi Ganesh ... Meenakshi's Father
M.S. Bhaskar ... Shiva's Uncle
Sujitha Sujitha ... Shiva's Sister
Balaji Balaji ... Shiva's Friend
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Storyline

The film opens with Kenny (Vikram), a Pianist in a church and a blind man who is on a vendetta mission in London, which has been ravaged by a series of bomb blasts. During the night, Kenny becomes an obsessed killing machine and goes on a killing spree murdering mostly white men. In a flashback mode it is revealed that Kenny is actually a top RAW officer Sivakumar whose buddy was Sarath (Jagapathy Babu), his colleague in the intelligence department. Siva marries Meenakshi (Anushka) an eye surgeon and was leading a peaceful life till fate intervened cruelly and turned his life upside down. Written by Ajith

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Desh Prem the Real Hero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,953, 5 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$212,145, 21 October 2012
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One of Vikram's character is named Kenny. Kenny is Vikram's pet name. See more »

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Mayyal Kuyyal
Written by Na. Muthukumar
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Performed by G.V. Prakash Kumar, Velmurugan
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A slow yet powerful revenge mission
17 October 2012 | by SivakumarBalachandranSee all my reviews

A good film needs acclaim for every element in it. So let us have a break up review of each and every good element of the movie that has added success to it, Direction: Madarasapattinam and Deivathirumagal fame director Vijay has added yet another new genre this time in his menu. With no influence of style from his movies he gives us a good, moving thriller that picks up speed as the story goes. Simply superb direction by Vijay. Yet another movie joins his victory wagon. Casting:

Coming to the lead role Vikram has done a fabulous job, lifting steeply in his career graph after his recent flop flick 'Rajapattai'. He takes up roles in two shades and justifies both. Coming to the lead heroine the beautiful Anushka has utilized her screen space effectively and proves through her matured acting. Amy Jackson does a Barbie doll role; she has got everything to take up as a routine commercial Tamil cinema heroine. Lakshmi Roy to say has done an extended cameo role yet a powerful one. Santhanam comes now and then in the movie and lights his comedy crackers. Nasser and the Telugu actor as the investigation officers have lived up to their roles; of course Nasser's acting skills are legendary. The villain from Telugu has given a power packed performance Kollywood Welcomes you villain sir! This movie has got huge list of supporting cast starting from Sharanya, Balaji,Thambi Ramaiyah, Sujitha, Delhi Ganesh, Shayaji Shinde and the list goes on every one comes for a micro role but has done justice to those roles. Technical Crew: Excellent cinematography by Nirav sha and Music by GV, entire album was good particularly Uyirin Uyirae song was a good melody and Yaradi mohini song reminds us of Nangai song from Engeyum Kadhal. Worth the mention would be the art work in Uyirin Uyirae song on the beach shores was visually sumptuous and the credits to the art director. Story line:

Since this is an action thriller I don't want dig the suspense in the movie. In one line it is a revenge movie with a powerful flashback and a cute romance story in it. The new flavour of romance between Anushka and Vikram was so fresh and has come out very well. Final link with the five elements of the nature was brilliant. The echo location was a new concept to kollywood movies. Verdict: New action thriller flick with a romance and revenge flavour with all necessary elements make this movie a worth watch. -Reviewed by Sivakumar Balachandran


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