Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Sethupathi ... Das
Sanchita Shetty ... Shalu
Radha Ravi ... Chief Minister
M.S. Bhaskar ... Gnanodhayam
Bobby Simha ... Pagalavan (as Simhaa)
Ashok Selvan ... Kesavan
Ramesh Thilak ... Sekhar (as RJ Ramesh Thilak)
Karunakaran ... Arumai Pragasam
Yog Japee ... Brahmma
Aruldoss ... Rowdy Director (as Aruldass)
Boys Rajan Boys Rajan ... AC Manikandan
Radha Radha ... Arumaipragasam's Mother
Kannayiram Kannayiram
Mippu Mippu
T. Sivakumar T. Sivakumar ... Nambikkai Kannan

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Pagalavan, Kesavan and Sekar are three friends, who lose their jobs in Chennai due to certain circumstances. Then they come across Das (Vijay Sethupathy), who runs a smart kidnap for ransom scam. Naturally his crime flourishes, and the three friends team up with him. Their path crosses with that of Arumai Prakasam, son of the state finance minister. Denied capital by his very strict father to start his business Arumai Prakasam stages his own kidnap, but ends up in the hands of Das and co. The comedy of errors takes a turn when the finance minister wants to catch the culprits, and gives the task to a very strict, encounter specialist cop, Brahmma. How Das and co try to stay ahead of the cop and how he nabs them, and what happens forms the rest of the story. Written by Bhama Ravi

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The film was planned to be remade in Hindi by Rohit Shetty, starring Imran Khan (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame). However, the film was never made. See more »


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Excellent produce of Indian cinema
4 May 2014 | by sinemafanSee all my reviews

Saw this movie today and I cannot remember when was the last time a movie made me laugh so much. The movie is a dark comedy with a brilliant script which meanders through the various realms of life that make of a typical Indian. The joblessness of youth, the dreams of a bright future, the authoritarian dad, the protective sentimental mom, the prodigal son, the loyal friends, the bullying rule-keepers, the ingenious cousins, the mythical sensual flame, fate's impeccable sense of humour, the Indian polity...it has all these stereotypes brilliantly inter-woven into a brilliant dark comedy. In many ways it reminds one of Guy Ritchie movies, and in many ways it reminds one of "Ek Chaalis ki last local" and again in many ways of "Jaane bhi do yaaron". In a way, this movie is an amalgamation of these and perhaps much more, but yet stays unerringly true to its own Chennaisque character. Very clever movie, and a salute to the director, scriptwriter and the actors (Vijay Sethupathy in particular) for pulling off a wonderful job and making a clever and entertaining movie. Keep 'em coming!

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