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Mankatha (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 31 August 2011 (India)
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A game of chase and get chased ensues after a suspended cop is betrayed by two men who helped him and another officer rob cricket betting money.

Director:

Venkat Prabhu

Writer:

Venkat Prabhu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajith Kumar ... Vinayak Mahadevan
Arjun Sarja ... Prithviraj (as Arjun)
Trisha Krishnan ... Sanjana Arumugam (as Trisha)
Premgi Amaren ... Prem
Vaibhav Reddy ... Sumanth
Anjali ... Suchitra Sumanth
Andrea Jeremiah ... Sabitha Prithviraj
Raai Laxmi ... Sona (as Lakshmi Rai)
Aravind Akash Aravind Akash ... Faizal
Ashwin Kakumanu Ashwin Kakumanu ... Ganesh
Mahat Raghavendra Mahat Raghavendra ... Mahat
V. Jayaprakash ... Arumuga Chettiyaar
Subbu Panchu ... Kamal Ekambaram / Praveen Kumar (as Panchu Subbu)
Boys Rajan Boys Rajan ... Special Squad Officer
Ramya Subramanian ... Press Reporter (as Vj Ramya)
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Mankatha is a racy and adrenaline-rushing story of a Maharashtra police officer Vinayak Mahadevan (Ajith) who is suspended for helping a smuggler to escape from police encounter. He starts leading life in his own way. He falls for Sanjana (Trisha), daughter of an influential local goon Arumuga Chettiyar (Jayaprakash) in Mumbai. A tough cop Prithvi (Arjun) takes charge to end betting scandal in IPL cricket in Mumbai. Arumuga uses his links with dons in Mumbai tries to route through his old theatre, a cash of over Rs 500 crore to be used in betting. Sumanth (Vaibhav), a goon working for Arumuga Chettiyarplans to take away the booty with the help of his friends Ganesh (Ashwin), Mahanth (Mahanth), who owns a bar in Mumbai and Prem (Premji), a IIT graduate. Vinayak joins the race. he promises to help them and divide it between them. Trouble starts after they take away the cash. Both Arumugha Chettiyar and police are now on their heels. Meanwhile, Mahanth and Prem escape with the cash. It ... Written by Captain

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Telugu actor Nagarjuna was first approached to essay a powerful character as a CBI officer. He declined. Arjun got the role. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release was cut. Makers were instructed to make 10 cuts in order to secure a U/A classification. These included:
  • The mandatory warning regarding drinking and smoking (in Tamil) should be kept in the beginning of the film. - Inserted: (The above recommendations in Tamil inserted along with the already shown warning in English)
  • Delete the navel exposure shots in the song 'Aadava'. - Deleted: (Replaced with approved shots for same length)
  • Delete the shot of blood spurting. - Deleted: (Replaced with Distorted shots for same length)
  • Delete the two shots of Sumant touching the navel of Suchitra. - Deleted: (Replaced with approved shots for same length)
  • Delete the visuals of mounting in beach in the song 'Kannadi nee'. - Deleted: (Replaced with approved shots for same length)
  • Delete the shot of Sumant kissing Suchitra on her navel. - Deleted: (Replaced withapproved shots for same length)
  • Delete the words 'Tower endru idida' and 'Soraakum aduppu' in the song 'Vaada Binleda'. - (Sound only - Replaced with appd. words)
  • Delete the shots of navel exposures of group dancers which appears in Charaman II and in the beginning of the song 'Machchi'. - Deleted: (Replaced with one Distorted shot & two approved shots for same length)
  • Mute the word 'Madharchodh'. - (Sound muted)
  • Delete the breast exposures and navel jerks which appears in the song 'Idhu enga'. - Deleted: (Replaced with approved shots for same length)
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Connections

Spoofs Saroja (2008) See more »

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Superb,hard gripping and an awesome game by Venkat Prabhu and Ajith
3 September 2011 | by darshan-mob94See all my reviews

After an average outing with Ajith in Aasal and Aegan,Ajith has made a big comeback with his 50th Golden Jublee,MANKATHA.Performances from all stars were awesome,but the main show stoppers were Ajith and Arjun.The first half of the film seemed like its screenplay was not coordinated well.However,the second half neatly explained the first half without leaving any flaws in the movie.This film plot is one of the best plots derived in Tamil cinema.'Nanbane' song was not needed,but it didn't disrupt the screenplay at all.MANKATHA is seriously Ajith's best.Go for it,enjoy the game and never miss it in the big screens.

Rating:8.8/10


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gambler See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR400,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,373,444
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Color
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