Thee (1981)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 50 mins

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Embedded with intense action and family sentiments, this crime drama tells the story of two brothers, Raja and Ravi, who follow different career paths: Raja is a smuggler and Ravi the policeman, who is asked to hunt Raja down. Raja (Rajinikanth) and Ravi (Suman) are the sons of a trade unionist (AVM Rajan), who was defeated and disgraced by the management of his firm using his family as bait. Unable to bear the public disgrace, their father deserts the family, and the sons are raised by their mother Sita (Sowcar Janaki) who brings them to Chennai, who suffers the trials and tribulations of a poor single mother. Raja, the elder brother, grows up with an acute awareness of his father's humiliation and is victimized for his father's supposed misdeeds. In the process of fighting for his rights, Raja, who starts out as a boot polisher and becomes a dockyard worker in his youth, becomes a smuggler and a leading figure of the underworld. Sheltered by Raja and his mother, the younger brother, Ravi receives a good education and becomes an honest and forthright police officer. With Raja's wealth and status having its foundation in the life of crime, it seems that the lives of the two brothers are a collision course. How will this conflict be resolved?
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Cast: Rajinikanth, Shobha Menon

Crew: R Krishnamurthy (Director), N Balakrishnan (Director of Photography), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Crime

Release Dates: 26 Jan 1981 (India)

Tamil Name: தீ

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Did you know? The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Deewar (1975), starring Amitabh Bachchan. Read More
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as Rajshekhar/Raja
as Anantlakshmi/Anita
as Sita's Husband
as Jagdish
as Radha’s Father
Supporting Actress
as Madan
as Sita
as Ravi/Inspector Ravishankar




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Remake of: Deewar (Hindi)
The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Deewar (1975), starring Amitabh Bachchan.