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Ko (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 22 April 2011 (India)
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Ashwin, a photojournalist, finds out that his classmate and a famous politician, Vasanthan, has links with the Naxalites. Will he manage to expose Vasanthan's treacherous motive as a politician?

Director:

K.V. Anand

Writers:

K.V. Anand (story and screenplay), A.N. Balakrishnan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jiiva ... Ashwin Jayaraman
Ajmal Ameer ... Vasanthan Perumal
Karthika Nair ... Renuka Narayanan
Piaa Bajpai ... Saraswathi
Prakash Raj ... Yogeswaran
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Aalavandhan
Sona Heiden ... Susmitha Kothari (as Sona)
Jagan ... Chander (as Jagan Ayan)
Pattimandram Raja Pattimandram Raja ... Jayaraman
Achyuth Kumar ... S. Krishnakumar
Bose Venkat Bose Venkat ... Bank Smuggler
Imman Annachi ... Aalavandhan's Sidekick (as Imman)
Suriya ... Special Appearance
Kaajal Pasupathi Kaajal Pasupathi ... Naxalite Women
Tamannaah Bhatia ... Special Appearance
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Storyline

Ashwin, a photojournalist, finds out that his classmate and a famous politician, Vasanthan, has links with the Naxalites. Will he manage to expose Vasanthan's treacherous motive as a politician?

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

King See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 543,400,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

R.S. Infotainment See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's plot outline is inspired from State of Play (2009). See more »

Connections

Remade as Kanamachi (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gala Gala
Written by Kabilan
Produced by Harris Jayaraj
Performed by Tippu,Krish Lewis,Haricharan,Sayonara Philip
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Paving way for a new era of quality Tamil cinema

As someone who watches a lot of what Hollywood has to offer, I often find myself complaining about most of the Indian films I watch. Often its about the unreal elements, hallow characters, superficiality, lack of depth in the story, and just the overall quality. But then there are often films like 'Ko' that come around and shut me right up.

'Ko' is one of the best political thrillers Tamil Cinema has had to offer since Mudhalvan. Every element of this film, starting from the opening credits is high end and shows the director's sensibility. Anand gives us a complete film done to perfection. 'Ko' has a great story, that is very eventful and the screenplay is perfect, and well-suited. Jiiva does an amazing job and is very convincing, as is Ameer, which allows for one of the best twists.

The music is well scored, and Karthika is not too bad as the new-comer. But the character we all truly fall in love with is that played by Piaa Bajpai, who's adorable and charming and does complete justice to her purpose in the film. I don't have a single complaint about this film, and feel like films like these, that are smart and sophisticated, pave way for a new era of Indian cinema. This time, truly making it an art rather than a money collector.

If you're someone who's sick of mainstream films stuck in their loop for decades now, then don't miss this film. It's sure to leave you satisfied and wanting more.


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