Thaandavam | Tamilian
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Anushka Shetty, Vikram, Jagapathi Babu

Thaandavam (Tamil: தாண்டவம்) is a Tamil-language Action film which is Directed by Vijay & performed by Anushka Shetty, Vikram, Jagapathi Babu and Released on 28 September 2012.

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    On 31 December 2010, at 11:59pm, a sudden bomb blast occurs in London, killing several people. The scene shifts to the same place after exactly a year, where a blind man Kenny Thomas (Vikram) lays flowers on the memorial and mourns someone's death during the bomb blast. He is then given some secret details by a mysterious woman. Kenny then takes a taxi driven by Sathyan (Santhanam), a comical Tamil guy. He drops Kenny at a place and waits for him to return, but Kenny actually goes inside to kill someone. He kills him and throws him down. Seeing the corpse, Sathyan flees. During this entire scene, Kenny is shown to produce a sound from his mouth to find his way, which is later shown as echolocation. Later, Kenny is shown to play piano in a church, and as he is blind, he has so many people who care for him. In the meantime, he carries out two more murders, taking the same taxi driven by the innocent Sathyan, following instructions from the mysterious woman.

    Sara Vinayagam (Amy Jackson), a British-born Indian girl, wins the Miss London title, and to build her social profile, she goes to Kenny's church and acts like she is helping out there. Initially, Kenny does not like her, but eventually they become friends. Sara's father is a doctor, who supports Kenny as he is blind. Police officer Veerakathi (Nassar), a British Tamil, is the officer in charge of the murders. As the autopsy of the murdered victims takes place under Sara's father, Veerakathi visits him and comes to know about Kenny, who is admitted there for a small accident. Veerakathi initially suspects Kenny, but is not convinced he is the murderer. As Sathyan is found on all the murder spots, the police arrest him, suspecting he must be having a connection with the murders. Sathyan manages to find a picture of Kenny from a local newspaper and informs Veerakathi. Sathyan is released and meets Sara, and both of them go to a place (which she comes to know from Kenny's phone, which he misses during a fight with the local thugs). They reach there in time to see Kenny almost kill a guy named Victor (a steel company owner). Kenny flees the scene after seeing them and takes Sathyan's taxi to escape. As he is blind, he runs the taxi into a river, along with Sathyan and Sara. Later, they are shown to be in a riverbank, shocked. Sara and Sathyan try to escape, where they see Geetha (Lakshmi Rai), who confronts Sara and Sathyan and reveals Kenny's real identity.

    Kenny is actually a RAW agent in India, whose real name is Shivakumar. He and Sharath (Jagapati Babu) complete various missions for the Indian government. Shiva and Sharath are very close friends. In the meantime, Shiva gets married to Meenakshi (Anushka Shetty), an eye doctor in Delhi. They both have the same views on marriage that one should first meet someone, become friends, fall in love, and then get married, but as their marriage happens in a hurry, they decide that they must first become friends. As time goes by, they become closer to each other and almost become the complete pair. Meenakshi decides to express her love to Shiva on New Year's Day (which turns out to be his birthday).

    In the meantime, Sharath handles a case where an Indian Army secret (a flowchart) about a WMD goes missing. Shiva shows interest in this case and goes to London (with a different name, where a former Indian Policeman named Kenny helps him) to find an important clue, as Sharath is injured during a fight, but Shiva is shocked to find his plan go terribly wrong and is now chased by the London police, following a few incidents. He soon realizes that Sharath is the mastermind behind the missing flowchart, and he sells it to a terrorist group, with some help from the London militants. Shiva finds out about this entire plot and asks Sharath to surrender, but he later learns that Meenakshi has also come to London along with Sharath (to surprise Shiva on his birthday and propose to him). To save her, Shiva abides by Sharath's order and comes to a place (with Kenny), where a sudden bomb blast occurs, killing Kenny and Meenakshi and blinding Shiva. Kenny's actual wife is Geetha, who decides to take revenge on those responsible for the deaths of Kenny and Meenakshi. She forms a team with Shiva and joins him in a school where he learns echolocation from Daniel Kish, an expert echolocator. After that, Geetha tells the people who caused the disaster to Kenny, and kills them when Veerakathi finally understood why Kenny was killing them. After electrocuting Sharath in Victor's (Sharath's friend) factory, the Union Minister (Kota Srinivasa Rao) requested Kenny to come back to India as Shivakumar, but he rejects the request as Kenny's former identity as Shivakumar had 'died' and he is going to spend his life for Meenakshi.

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    Release Date:

    28 September 2012


    A. L. Vijay


    2nd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Playback Singer - Saindhavi for

    Production Co:

    UTV Motion Pictures, ShowMaker Regional Pictures


    40 Crore INR (equal to 54 Crore INR or 7.5 Million USD in 2017)

    Box Office:

    65 Crore INR (equal to 87 Crore INR or 12 Million USD in 2017)