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            Ghilli (2004)

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            Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her wish.

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            Dharani

            Writers:

            Bharathan (dialogue), Dharani | 1 more credit »
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            Cast overview, first billed only:
            Joseph Vijay ... Saravana Velu
            Trisha Krishnan ... Dhanalakshmi (as Trisha)
            Prakash Raj ... Muthu Pandi
            Ashish Vidyarthi ... Siva Subramanian
            Janaki Sabesh Janaki Sabesh ... Saravana Velu's Mother
            Nagendra Prasad Nagendra Prasad ... Prasad
            Tanikella Bharani ... Muthupandi's Father
            Dhamu Dhamu ... Otteri Nari
            Baby Jeniffer Baby Jeniffer ... Bhuvana
            Brahmanandam ... Iyer
            Mayilsamy ... Narayana
            'Nandha' Saravanan 'Nandha' Saravanan ... Tiger Team Captain
            Saai Sundar Saai Sundar ... Raghu - Trisha's brother
            Murugadass ... Aadhivaasi
            Karate Raja Karate Raja ... Muthupandi's Sidekick
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            Storyline

            Muthu Pandi, a village strongman, decides to marry his niece Dhanalakshmi, and begins his quest by eliminating everyone who opposes their union - starting with both her brothers. In desperation, Dhanalakshmi decides to escape from the village, and in the process is unwittingly assisted by a university Kabaddi player Velu. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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            Country:

            India

            Language:

            Tamil

            Release Date:

            17 April 2004 (India) See more »

            Also Known As:

            Смельчак See more »

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            INR20,000,000 (estimated)
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            Sri Surya Films See more »
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            This movie was a remake of telugu movie okkadu which mahesh babu plays a lead role directed by Guna Shekar. See more »

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            Play the Game of life...

            Ghillie a remake of the Telugu "okkadu' is thankfully a clarified version of the original. It packs the same punch and Dharani true to his cinematic brilliance delivers it with style and panache. A flagging Vijay's career with the entry of the likes of Surya and Vikram on the fray, got the much needed uplift with this movie. This might well prove to be the best movie Vijay has ever been on, considering the choices he has been making since then. The hard-working actor seems to have lost his bearing what with talented new entrants being accepted both by the industry and public alike.

            The tightly snug script, which runs at, a neck-break speed revolves around Velu, a willful youngster aspiring to make a mark in the game of Kabaddi( a popular game among boys in India). The events following the chance encounter with Muthupandi, his rescue of the girl in distress and how he juggles with the aspirations of his friends and his own forms the fulcrum and end of the movie. Vijay fits as a 'T' into the role and essays a subdued and believable portrayal of the boy next door.

            Trisha has more than a stereotyped Tamil heroine mantle to play. The role is far more complex than just a girl in trouble. With limited dialog's, Trisha exploits her occasional muted expressions and subtle vulnerability to add color to the role. This is a classic case of a cover page girl coming-of-age to become a professional actress. Trisha became my personal favorite after this movie.

            The movie ends on predictable lines, although one has to credit the Director for keeping the audience guessing on many things including Trisha's change in decision to leave the country. Prakash Raj deserves a word of praise for providing the perfect counter-weight for Vijay's role. His almost indomitable stature in the role of a villain and the apparent chinks in the hero's armor form a perfect ploy for keeping the audience guessing.

            Overall this is a great movie that deserves at least a single viewing. I give it a clear 8 out of 10.


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