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Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 13 November 2012 (India)
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An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

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A.R. Murugadoss

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A.R. Murugadoss (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Vijay ... Jagadish Dhanapal
Kajal Aggarwal ... Nisha (as Kajal Agarwal)
Vidyut Jammwal ... Sleeper cell's leader (as Vidyut Jamwal)
Sathyan ... Balaji
Zakir Hussain
Deepthi Nambiar Deepthi Nambiar ... Jagdeesh's sister
Sanjana Sarathy Sanjana Sarathy ... Jagdeesh's sister
Steven Clarke Steven Clarke ... Dancer
A.R. Murugadoss ... Cameo Appearance
Santosh Sivan ... Cameo Appearance (as Santhosh Sivan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
MD Asif ... Sleeper cell 2nd in command
Joy Badlani Joy Badlani ... Surendhar
Akshara Gowda
Jayaram ... Jagadish's Senior Officer in the Army
Sumesh Krishnan Sumesh Krishnan ... Commando
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Storyline

Jagdish (Vijay), an army captain, is back in Mumbai for a holiday to be with his parents and two sisters. They want him to get married and finds a bride Nisha (Kajal Aggarwal) for him. After the usual bickerings the couple fall in love. Meanwhile Jagadish an intelligence officer in the military, has a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How Jagadish moving around as an ordinary person using his brain and brawn in the correct measure, tracks down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest of this escapist entertainer. Written by Surya Prakash

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I'm waiting

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

13 November 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Indian Soldier Never on Holiday See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,532,283
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Trivia

Thuppakki ran into trouble when a promotional poster featured the lead actor Joseph Vijay holding a cigar in his mouth. Later, director A.R. Murugadoss solved the issue by promising that he will not include any smoking scenes in the film. See more »

Goofs

Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal having dispute on the road, where Vijay is sitting on a bike and after that Kajal leaves in an auto rickshaw showing that she stole the Key of the motorbike. But in the scenes before, she is not making any attempt to take the key and while she leaves the key is inserted in the motorbike itself. See more »

Quotes

Sleeper cell's leader: I don't know who you're, where you're. I'm coming for you. And once I get to you, I'll kill you.
Jagadish: I'm waiting!
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was cut, after the uncut version initially received a '15' classification from the UK censor board; the distributors opted to remove moments of strong violence (shootings, stabbings, a pole being used to dislocate a man's arm and sight of blood dripping from a character's mouth) along with a scene of torture in which a man's fingers are extracted below screen were removed. This cut version was re-classified '12A' and was released into UK cinemas, however the film was later released uncut on DVD with a '15' rating. See more »

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Soundtracks

Poi Varava
Written by: Pa. Vijay
Produced by: Harris Jayaraj
Performed by: Karthik and Chinmayee Sripada
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Thuppakki: Honestly and Proudly, A Distinctive Vijay Movie Ever
13 November 2012 | by arvthe1See all my reviews

Among all the 54 movies including Thuppakki, this one stands separate as the best performer. Poove Unakaga, Kadhaluku Mariyadhai, Ghilli were huge turning points in Vijay's career and set new benchmarks. And now Vijay has put himself into more trouble by raising the bar higher in Thuppakki.

For second movie in a row Vijay's name came after the movie name, which in my view is good and the title cards was good, showing different places in Mumbai.

A decent introduction song, Kutti Puli Kootam but the next song, Antartica came rather quickly and chilled me a lot. I never finished listening Alaika Laika song but in my view that was the best choreographed song in the movie. Google Google meets expectation, Vennilave okayyy, poi varava was heart touching.

The movie flows well in first 20 mins with the regular hero heroine introduction comedies. As soon as antartica song is over, movie enters main story and rest is just THE GAME. A game with thrill, ideas, lot of smartness, team work and the Gun.

Interval block amazing, Vijay's Hindi superb, stunning camera-work, enthralling background score, pacy editing, perfect climax with a touching end :)

Kajal satisfies with her role, Vidyut is smart, Jayaram was too good in his comedies and Ilayathalapathy Vijay was just the best in his career, with his attitude driven performance.

Undoubtedly to be the biggest hit in Vijay's Career... Thank you thalaiva :)


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