6.1/10
7,378
44 user 38 critic

Thalaivaa (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (India)
Trailer
2:42 | Trailer
A son steps into his father's shoes, has to win a bloody war before he becomes the leader.

Directors:

A.L. Vijay (as Vijay), A.L. Vijay

Writer:

A.L. Vijay (as Vijay)
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Jilla (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

Director: R.T. Neason
Stars: Mohanlal, Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal
Bairavaa (2017)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Bairavaa, a gallant debt collector, takes on a violent criminal masquerading as a philanthropist in the education field.

Director: Bharathan
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Jagapathi Babu
Velayudham (2011)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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.

Director: Mohan Raja
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani
Kaththi (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Pokkiri (2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Thamizh is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Thamizh really what he purports to be?

Director: Prabhu Deva
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj
Thuppakki (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal
Theri (2016)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson
Kaavalan (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Meera starts calling bhoomi, her bodyguard just to fool him by telling him she loves him. Problems arise when bhoomi falls in love with her not knowing who she is.

Director: Siddique
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Raj Kiran
Nanban (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth
Puli (2015)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A virtuous soldier tries to save people from an evil queen and a throne-seeking commander.

Director: Chimbudeven
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep
Ghilli (2004)
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her wish.

Director: Dharani
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj
Thirupaachi (2005)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When giri marry's her sister to a man in chennai and comes to visit the city his friend his brutally murdered by gangsters. He decides to murder the three gangsters ruling chennai to make the city a better place.

Director: Perarasu
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Srinivasa Rao Kota
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vishwa
Amala Paul ... Meera
Santhanam ... Logu
Sathyaraj ... Anna
Ragini Nandwani ... Gowri
Rajiv Pillai Rajiv Pillai ... Raju
Nassar ... Ratnam (as Nasser)
Abhimanyu Singh ... Bhima
Y.G. Mahendran ... Lawyer
Manobala
Ponvannan ... Ranga
Suresh Suresh ... Meera's Father
Tanu Vidyarthi Tanu Vidyarthi ... Unknown
Subbu Panchu ... Ravi Kiran (as Panchu Subbu)
Rekha Rekha ... Ganga Ramadurai (as Rekha)
Edit

Storyline

The film opens in the year 1988 with the death of Mumbai's King of Dharavi (Asia biggest slum) Varadarajan Mudaliar. Following his death, the rival group goes on a rampage and we are introduced to Anna (Satyaraj) who takes the job of protecting Varadarajan's Dharavi in his hands and letting his son Vishwa (Vijay) to be brought up in Australia. Over there he leads a dance troop and falls in love with Meera (Amala Paul). Later, Vishwa finds that Meera is a Mumbai cop and she pretend to be in love with him just to know about the locality of his father. His father is later killed by the scums of Mumbai and how Vishwa avenge his father's death and how he leads the Dharavi people forms the rest of the story. Written by Sathya Kumar

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

father | son | leader | revenge | fight | See All (5) »

Taglines:

Time to Lead See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Leader See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR 450,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 2,270,000,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mishri Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title song was shot in Mumbai with 500 junior artists. See more »

Goofs

In the song "Thalapathy Thalapathy", the lead offers his car keys (Mahindra Xuv 500) telling him that the car does not have a clutch. This is incorrect as that vehicle is available only in a manual transmission variant. See more »

Quotes

Vishwa: It's not in our behaviour to commit crime, but stopping it is our tradition.
See more »

Alternate Versions

Thalaivaa was edited in the UK, upon a formal submission to the BBFC the film was passed with a '15' classification uncut (meaning that viewers under 15 cannot watch the film), the distributors whom were unsatisfied with this rating then chose to re-edit the film by around two minutes in order to obtain a 12A classification. This cut version was then passed and released into UK cinemas. See more »

Connections

References Pyare Mohan (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ecstacy of Dance
Produced by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Written by Na. Muthukumar
Performed by Kiran and Chennai Symphony
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tired

Director Vjay who gave good movies like Kireedam, Poi Solla Porom, Madrasapattinam & Deiva Thirumagal always stays in our heart. After staying in a while with doing drama he first shift his focus to try his hand in action with Thandavam and it didn't go pretty well as we thought. OK, everyone does mistake at the first time we try something. So he tried his hand in action commercial movie again with Thalaivaa, but it became more worst here.

The story starts with Satharaj rise up as a don and sends his son Vijay when he was little to Australia to grown up without knowing what his father does in Mumbai. When he's grown he fell in love with Amala Paul and comes back to get his fathers consent for their marriage. But he gets to know about his fathers real self and when he tries to bring him abroad his father gets killed and he has to take his fathers position. Then the story is about how he rise and how did he revenge the villain.

The pluses here are Santhanam's comedy, Songs and the twists. The minuses are It's second half. After Maatran i felt this is the most boring second half that i have ever seen.

I hope Vijay gets back to drama or at least get some real advice from the people who can do a good action movies.


6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed