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Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1 May 2013 (India)
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Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.

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Nalan Kumarasamy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Sethupathi ... Das
Sanchita Shetty ... Shalu
Radha Ravi ... Chief Minister
M.S. Bhaskar ... Gnanodhayam
Bobby Simha ... Pagalavan (as Simhaa)
Ashok Selvan ... Kesavan
Ramesh Thilak ... Sekhar (as RJ Ramesh Thilak)
Karunakaran ... Arumai Pragasam
Yog Japee ... Brahmma
Aruldoss ... Rowdy Director (as Aruldass)
Boys Rajan Boys Rajan ... AC Manikandan
Radha Radha ... Arumaipragasam's Mother
Kannayiram Kannayiram
Mippu Mippu
Gaana Bala Gaana Bala ... Special Appearance
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Storyline

Pagalavan, Kesavan and Sekar are three friends, who lose their jobs in Chennai due to certain circumstances. Then they come across Das (Vijay Sethupathy), who runs a smart kidnap for ransom scam. Naturally his crime flourishes, and the three friends team up with him. Their path crosses with that of Arumai Prakasam, son of the state finance minister. Denied capital by his very strict father to start his business Arumai Prakasam stages his own kidnap, but ends up in the hands of Das and co. The comedy of errors takes a turn when the finance minister wants to catch the culprits, and gives the task to a very strict, encounter specialist cop, Brahmma. How Das and co try to stay ahead of the cop and how he nabs them, and what happens forms the rest of the story. Written by Bhama Ravi

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Deception Is Addictive See more »

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Budget:

INR 70,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 500,000,000
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Trivia

Soodhu Kavvum was initially written for Vadivelu as the lead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Douser
Composed by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Nalan Kumarasamy
Performed by Andrea Jeremiah
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Superb Dark Comedy and ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED!!!!!!!!!!!
27 February 2014 | by gufranathaSee all my reviews

Soodhu Kavvum stars Vijay Sethupathy and Sanchita Shetty, along with MS Bhasker, Ramesh, Simhaa, Ashok, Karunakaran, Yog Japee and Radha Ravi in significant roles.

Dass, a small-time smuggler, wants to graduate to the next level, kidnapping, which he believes is more exciting and lucrative.Pagalavan (Simhaa), Kesavan (Ashok) and Sekhar (Ramesh)are three desperate jobless friends

Dass convinces them that he has the perfected the art of kidnapping and asks them join him. Having no other alternative, they do.

Soon they become successful, and can pull off a series of kidnapping without any hitches.

there are no typical comic one-liners or forced comic situations With every film that he has acted in, Vijay Sethupathy has always managed to raise the bar to an entirely new level. As a Grey-haired, 40-year old with psychotic tendencies, speaking broken English, Vijay Sethupathy in Soodhu Kavvum is truly unbelievable.

There is some good all around performance, especially Simhaa and Ramesh, who manage to steal the show with their unpretentious and honest performance.

Full credit goes to the director, Nalan Kumarasamy, for transforming a simple plot into an extremely engaging film, with ingenious characters and entertaining situations.

Good cinematography, crisp editing and the refreshing non-conventional background score make this film even more distinctive. A must-watch.


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