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Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 September 2009 (India)
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A retiring police officer remembers a thrilling case of his life which is not recorded in any case files.

Director:

Chakri Toleti

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (adapted screenplay), Ee. Raa. Murugan (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Anonymous
Mohanlal ... I. G. Raghavan Maraar
Lakshmi ... Chief Secretary to CM of TN
Anuja Iyer Anuja Iyer ... Natasha Rajkumar
Poonam Kaur ... Anu Sethuraman
Ganesh Venkatraman ... Arif Khan
Bharath Reddy ... Inspector Sethu
Mukhtar Khan Mukhtar Khan ... Ibrahim Abdullah
Prem Prem ... Inspector Zachariah
Sriman ... Actor Aravind Babu
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Karamchand Lala
M.S. Bhaskar ... Complainant
R.S. Shivaji ... Sub-Inspector Babu Rao
Sarath Mandava Sarath Mandava ... Inspector Mallesh
Karate Raja Karate Raja ... Ahmedullah
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A retiring police officer remembers a thrilling case of his life which is not recorded in any case files.

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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Someone Like You See more »

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INR500,000,000
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First tamil film to be shot in Red One Digital camera See more »

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In one of the calls made to the commissioner's mobile phone, the protagonist uses his own mobile phone which is placed to his left rather than using the array of temporary, stripped down phones that were arranged on his right exclusively to make these fake calls with fake SIM cards. He could have been easily found out during this call itself. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove one shot in order to obtain a 12A classification. The shot removed depicted a police suspect involuntarily urinating while under interrogation. An uncut 15 classification was available. These cuts were made for the theatrical version, the uncut footage was later restored on the DVD version of the film which was classified 15 without cuts. See more »

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Oh My God!!1...absolutely thrilling!!!!
28 September 2009 | by ashok-akossottoSee all my reviews

Kamal Hassan's Chakri-Toleti directed Unnaipol Oruvan is new age Tamil cinema, which we can say proudly, is a must-watch. What elevates the film to a new high is the crisp presentation and outstanding performances from the lead actors, mainly Kamal and Mohanlal, who simply rock. The film is on par with the original Neeraj Pandey's A Wednesday, with minor modifications to make it politically correct by including a Hindu mercenary, a gun runner for whom it is just about money.

The dialogues written by Era Murugan are electrifying and justifies the milieu change from the terror-prone Mumbai to much calmer climes of Chennai.

Kamal Hassan and his team have also pointed to the Coimbatore bomb blast and Meenambakkam airport blast to give the film a local flavour. And to add his own secularist view point, one of the Muslim characters justifies his action and says it is all because of Modi and communal politics which led to the Best Bakery case. The film is well intended and is told in an emphatic manner very bravely.

One ordinary day, the Chennai city police commissioner Raghava Maraar (Mohanlal) receives a threatening call on his mobile from a guy (Kamal Hassan), who claims that he has placed five bombs in various parts of the city. The veracity of the caller's claim is confirmed when the cops find a bag with a RDX bomb at the Anna Salai police station.

The anonymous caller wants five hard core terrorists to be freed -- If not, he threatens blasts at various locations in Chennai where he has concealed the bombs. The chief secretary (Lakshmi) on the orders of Chief Minister has given a Maraar a free hand.

Maraar and his crack team of officers, led by a daring brooding cop Arif Khan (Ganesh Venkatram), gets ready to hand over the terrorists to the anonymous caller at an airfield. The story cannot be told further as it would be a giveaway of the stunning and well written climax, which had the entire audiences in the theatre giving a standing ovation at the end. It is a very brave and pathbreaking film, with a running time of only 110 minutes.

The film works because of its ensemble cast and the outstanding performances of Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan. Unlike in the Hindi version where Naseeruddin Shah had an edge over Anupam Kher, here the best dialogues in the film and almost equal screen time is given to Mohanlal.

Kamal's emotional outburst at the end, is heart rending and perhaps one of the finest piece of acting seen in Tamil cinema. Kamal and Mohanlal coming together is worth your ticket money. Ganesh Venkatram has a tailor-made role, and this film is going to be his big ticket to stardom.

Technically the film is picture perfect, with great background score by Sruthi Hassan, that builds the mood.

Chakri Toleti as a director cannot make a better debut as director in a film that will bring about a change in Tamil commercial cinema. Go for it and encourage good meaningful cinema.


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