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Pudhu Pettai (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 26 May 2006 (India)
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A high school kid joins a gang and becomes a drug dealer, then a politician.


K. Selvaraghavan (as Selvaraghavan)


Balakumaran, K. Selvaraghavan (as Selvaraghavan)
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Credited cast:
Dhanush ... Kokki Kumar
Sneha ... Krishnaveni
Sonia Agarwal ... Selvi
Azhagam Perumal ... Tamil Selvan (as Alagam Perumal)
Bala Singh ... Anbu
Prudhviraj ... Moorthy
Thennavan Thennavan ... Selvam
Murugadass ... Anbu's Henchman
Munnar Ramesh Munnar Ramesh ... Sekhar (Kokki Kumar's Father)
Bharati Mani Bharati Mani ... Politician
Nitish Veera Nitish Veera ... Kokki Kumar's Friend (as Nithish)
Sai Dheena Sai Dheena ... Anbu's Henchman
Pasi Sathya Pasi Sathya ... Adopter of Kokki Kumar's Baby
Pudhupettai Suresh Pudhupettai Suresh ... Anbu's Henchman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vijay Sethupathi ... Anbu's Henchman


A slum dweller, Kokki Kumar (Dhanush) returns from a movie to find his mother murdered by his own father. As his father deranged advances towards him he runs away and starts begging on the streets until he is arrested on false charges. Prison exposes him to a whole new culture and a set of people who train him in a life of crime and violence, until Kumar becomes a consummate gangster. Delving further into the dark world, he murders many to become a powerful mob kingpin and joins hands with crooked politicians in his thirst for more power. As he continues to earn enemies everywhere, Kumar's life is threatened from all directions. Can he survive the wrath of his enemies? Written by Santhosh

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Release Date:

26 May 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

PudhuPettai See more »


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Lakshmi Movie Makers See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film was dubbed into Telugu and released under the title 'Dhoolpeta'. See more »


Produced by: Yuvan Shankar Raja
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A Selvaragahavan Masterpiece
28 August 2013 | by ryder-premSee all my reviews

There will always be one movie that someone keeps close to their heart. This one from director Selvaraghavan is one such movie that is very close to my heart till date.

Sometimes miracle do happen. For a film, it is a miracle to be a perfect one in all aspects, may it be acting/music/cinematography/direction/screenplay. Pudhupettai is a sheer class of brilliant acting, nerve catching music and artistic direction.

I doubt if Dhanush could ever do a better acting than this, same applies for Yuvanshankar Raja and Selvaraghavan for their own work. In fact this movie is the best one for all the above three people.

I wish I had a count of number of times I watched this movie. Whatever., it is the best inspiring movie ever made, in any languages for that matter.

People say it has drawn similarities from other Gangster movies, but who cares, It happens for every movie. On that note, this is best Gangster movie ever.

To conclude, if you lack in confidence? frustrated about life? depressed? or feeling let down? then this is movie could be your doctor prescribed one.

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