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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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The film was planned to be remade in Hindi by Rohit Shetty, starring Imran Khan (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame). However, the film was never made. See more »

Connections

Remade as Gaddam Gang (2015) See more »

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Sa Ga
Composed by Santhosh Narayanan
Performed by Divya Ramani
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Soodhu Kaavum: An attempt on Kidnapping audience which is executed successfully.
24 May 2014 | by nagalajaiSee all my reviews

A very well known story that we've already seen Humpty number of times in this 100 years of Indian cinema.A group lead by a mastermind plans on kidnapping a VIP's son, where they are caught and the rest is how they come out clean without any charges.

Casting Vijay Sethupathi: Dream run continues, actually i don see it stopping anywhere in near future.No wonder that he is fully booked till 2017 (if it's true). Whatta performance,No compromises and gave 100 % what the script demanded. Age 40 +, grayed long locks and most important his costumes. He is progressing very fast proving his acting skills.

Radha Ravi, MS Bhaskar and Karunakaran have done their jobs perfect , Crisp and clean.

Sanchita Shetty: Hmmm...Good acting, Guys you should watch the movie and will be impressed. RJ Ramesh & Simhaa: They have almost same screen space as Vijay does and a true find , The way they react on tense situations and during the climax fighting (actually 'Adi vaangura') scenes they have stolen the show from vi jay.

Santhosh Narayanan: Fantastic job with the background score,especially during the chase scenes the rock type music are keeps us very engaging."Mama trouser..." is the best out of the box and fits so well for the movie.To make it short santhosh music is still Very fresh and enjoyable and lifts the movie's value to great extent.

Nalan Kumarasamy: Once again thank you "Nalaya Iyakunnar" show, that has given us another new comer with loads of talent.With a perfect characterization, engaging screenplay and no compromise on entertainment or logic the director has given a movie that also shows the Grey shades of people and the happenings right here in our place, which we cannot deny. I saw a review stating that the director has made the movie that without any respect to society or its people.For everyone of those the first scene about the newspapers and their content gives the answer. It's not that cinema is teaching things to us , that over and now cinema is showing things that is happening and not known by many of us.

Conclusion Though : *You know the story and seen many times *You can predict some scenes *You know what the climax could be, *You have seen Vijay sethupathy's earlier performances But still once you come out of the theater you will feel cheated,


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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (India) See more »

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Deception Is Addictive See more »

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