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Thalaivaa (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (India)
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A son steps into his father's shoes, has to win a bloody war before he becomes the leader.

Directors:

A.L. Vijay (as Vijay), A.L. Vijay

Writer:

A.L. Vijay (as Vijay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vishwa
Amala Paul ... Meera
Santhanam ... Logu
Sathyaraj ... Anna
Ragini Nandwani ... Gowri
Rajiv Pillai Rajiv Pillai ... Raju
Nassar ... Ratnam (as Nasser)
Abhimanyu Singh ... Bhima
Y.G. Mahendran ... Lawyer
Manobala
Ponvannan ... Ranga
Suresh Suresh ... Meera's Father
Tanu Vidyarthi Tanu Vidyarthi ... Unknown
Subbu Panchu ... Ravi Kiran (as Panchu Subbu)
Rekha Rekha ... Ganga Ramadurai (as Rekha)
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Storyline

The film opens in the year 1988 with the death of Mumbai's King of Dharavi (Asia biggest slum) Varadarajan Mudaliar. Following his death, the rival group goes on a rampage and we are introduced to Anna (Satyaraj) who takes the job of protecting Varadarajan's Dharavi in his hands and letting his son Vishwa (Vijay) to be brought up in Australia. Over there he leads a dance troop and falls in love with Meera (Amala Paul). Later, Vishwa finds that Meera is a Mumbai cop and she pretend to be in love with him just to know about the locality of his father. His father is later killed by the scums of Mumbai and how Vishwa avenge his father's death and how he leads the Dharavi people forms the rest of the story. Written by Sathya Kumar

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father | son | leader | revenge | fight | See All (5) »

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Born To Lead See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR450,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,654,633
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mishri Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Director of this movie A.L.Vijay and the lead actress Amala Paul got married after this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the song "Thalapathy Thalapathy", the lead offers his car keys (Mahindra Xuv 500) telling him that the car does not have a clutch. This is incorrect as that vehicle is available only in a manual transmission variant. See more »

Quotes

Vishwa: It's not in our behaviour to commit crime, but stopping it is our tradition.
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Alternate Versions

Thalaivaa was edited in the UK, upon a formal submission to the BBFC the film was passed with a '15' classification uncut (meaning that viewers under 15 cannot watch the film), the distributors whom were unsatisfied with this rating then chose to re-edit the film by around two minutes in order to obtain a 12A classification. This cut version was then passed and released into UK cinemas. See more »

Connections

References Don (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Thalapathy Thalapathy
Produced by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Written by Na. Muthukumar
Performed by Haricharan and Pooja
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Thalaiva- This is not the time to lead
20 August 2013 | by muhil_18See all my reviews

A.L.vijay started the narration with stating many great leaders of the world. And in the next 10 minutes,our brain knows the total script of the movie. Next,screenplay is the only area of concern for A.L.vijay. He handles with care in the first half but will be losing his plot in the later half. Vijay-Santhanam combo worked again with a quality leg shake makes the first half worth. Excellent cinematography! A.L.vijay confusion starts here. Slow screenplay make us to feel bore except some instant relief. The difficulty in handling the script(DON) like this is criticism will be higher unless it is perfect. G.V.Prakash work can be half-praised. Editing should be justified since it is a lengthy movie. A good one for vijay since he shows some maturity in acting. Overall, it is an old movie with some new ingredients.


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