Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

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  • Rajinikanth and Shobana in Thalapathi (1991)
  • Mammootty and Rajinikanth in Thalapathi (1991)
  • Rajinikanth, Mani Ratnam, and Shobana in Thalapathi (1991)
  • Mammootty, Bhanupriya, Geetha, Charu Haasan, Amrish Puri, Rajinikanth, and Shobana in Thalapathi (1991)
  • Mani Ratnam, Shobana, and Srividya in Thalapathi (1991)
  • Bhanupriya, Rajinikanth, and Mani Ratnam in Thalapathi (1991)

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10 March 2010 | saivenkat02
| Timeless Masterpiece from Mani!
For this movie, 10 out of 10 is probably too low. That's how good this movie is. Among Tamil cinema's timeless classics, it came in the late 80's and now its 2010 but still I watch it with the same enthusiasm and clap/whistle at some of the dialogues from this film. Maniratnam had a hard time directing Rajnikanth and Mammootty but if he can give a product like this through such hardships, I pray he goes through such hardships again (Sorry Mani Sir!). Ilayaraja is the life and soul of this film. Rajni's best ever performance along with Mammooty. There were the few Nayagan inspirations (Doing good for 4 people cannot be wrong, the inspector beating the hero and then the inspector getting killed by the same hero, etc). Who else can take the Karna-Duryodhana friendship from the Mahabharatha and weave such a magical story in accordance to today's times? Mani is magic!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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