Thalapathi | Tamilian
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Mani Ratnam


Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana

Thalapathi (Tamil: தளபதி) is a Tamil-language Action film which is Directed by Mani Ratnam & performed by Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana and Released on 25 November 1991.

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    A 14-year-old forlorn Kalyani delivers a boy in seclusion, fearing societal backlash and incapacity. She abandons him, heavy-hearted, placing him inside a moving goods train, which a slum dweller finds. The slum procures him as their common child, naming him Surya and they collectively raise him honest. He grows up, intolerant of injustice especially to the poor, though he wonders why his biological mother had impetuously abandoned him. A yellow shawl was the only identity he had of his mother, which she had placed him in when casting him away.

    Devaraj, a powerful don who is kind yet feared by most in the society, also fights injustice, but by violent means. Ramana, an auxiliary of Devaraj's, whose abusive demeanour led Surya to attack him, succumbs to his death. Surya gets apprehended for this. An exasperated Devaraj soon perceives Ramana's felony, realises Surya's cause was genuine and bails him out. Thus, Surya and Devaraj get to understand each other as both share similar social ideologies despite getting off on the wrong foot. Devaraj declares Surya his "Thalapathi", a best friend.

    Also Known As:

    தளபதி | Commander

    Release Date:

    25 November 1991


    Mani Ratnam

    Production Co:

    G.V. Films Ltd., Shradha Entertainers


    ₹30 million