The story of a former boxer who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics but goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfill his dream through her.


Sudha Kongara


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Credited cast:
Madhavan ... Adi Tomar
Ritika Singh ... Ezhil Madhi
Mumtaz Sorcar ... Lux
Nassar ... Punch Pandian (as Nasser)
Radha Ravi ... Cameo
Zakir Hussain ... Boxing Committee Head
Kaali Venkat ... Samikannu 'Sam'
Baljinder Kaur Baljinder Kaur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bipin Bipin
Olympic Devarajan Olympic Devarajan
Zakir Hussain Zakir Hussain ... Boxing Committee Head
Talib Mehdi Talib Mehdi ... Boxing Judge
M.K. Raina ... Boxing Committee Member
Ashiqa Salvan Ashiqa Salvan


An under-fire boxing coach, Prabhu is transferred from Hisar in Haryana to Chennai as his bosses at the Boxing Council do not like his disrespectful rule-breaking unconventional ways. In Chennai, he chances upon the raw fighting talent of Madhi, the sibling of aspiring boxer Lakshmi. He decides to put all his effort to tame Madhie and get her to shine but he is repeatedly put off by her playfulness & distrust. Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama | Sport


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Alternate Versions

Made as a bilingual in Hindi and Tamil languages. Both versions, however, have different age ratings: Hindi version is rated UA while the Tamil version is rated U. See more »


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Produced by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Vivek
Performed by Dhee
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Story may be predictable BUT screenplay and acting will blow your mind!!
30 January 2016 | by sivasankar007See all my reviews

Complaint about this movie is that the story is predictable. Yes. Even Airlift movie's story is predictable. And in case of sports based film there's mostly the same story line. "A coach/player will lose and eventually win themselves or make someone win at the end".

It's the screenplay which makes the difference here!!

Screenplay - No-nonsense and straight to the point. It deals with the characters' screen time perfect. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Direction - Narration by the director is really good. Not fast paced. But well paced. Director had brought the things required for the film very well . Be it the acting or the environment.

Acting - Ritika Singh steals the show. There aren't words to describe her performance. Only when watching the film we realize. Madhavan as usual sticks to the character and performed just perfect!! A live example for versatile acting. Other supporting characters contribute their best. Only con is that some unknown faces don't make us feel emotional at times.

Music - Soundtrack of the film as audio doesn't bring much. But when combined with the frames of the film creates magic!! Santhosh Narayanan has given one of his best works.

There are many moments in the film where the wit of the director is highlighted - be it the jokes or the twists or social issue, they have been blended in the picture smooth.

Watch it for Ritika Singh, Madhavan, Sudha, Santhosh Narayanan!!

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Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


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$76,931, 31 January 2016

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