Thuppakki (2012)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 53 mins

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Fast-paced and fiery, this suspenseful thriller traces the heroics of an Indian army officer from a Mumbai-based Tamil family, on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist group and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.
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Cast: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal

Crew: AR Murugadoss (Director), Santosh Sivan (Director of Photography), Harris Jayaraj (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 13 Nov 2012 (India)

Tamil Name: துப்பாக்கி

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Did you know? Murugadoss remade the film in Hindi as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), while Baba Yadav remade it in Bengali as Game (2014). Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA M
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Gemini Audio
06:06

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Viveka
Playback Singer: Hariharan, Tippu, Ranina Reddy

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Chinmayi Sripada, Karthik

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Playback Singer: Joseph Vijay, Andrea Jeremiah

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Hariharan, Bombay Jayashri

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Sharmi La, Javed Ali
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Thuppakki (Telugu)
Remade as: Holiday (Hindi)
Goofs:
Continuity
Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal having dispute on the road, where Vijay is sitting on a bike and after that Kajal leaves in an auto rickshaw showing that she stole the Key of the motorbike. But in the scenes before, she is not making any attempt to take the key and while she leaves the key is inserted in the motorbike itself.
Trivia:
This movie was phenomenally successful becoming the highest grossing Tamil movie for the year 2012. It also won many awards and accolades.

Murugadoss remade the film in Hindi as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), while Baba Yadav remade it in Bengali as Game (2014).

The cinematography was believed thatwas handled by Santhosh, who introduced the Arri Alexa camera to Indian cinema with this movie.

Thuppakki ran into trouble when a promotional poster featured the lead actor Vijay holding a cigar in his mouth. Later, director A.R. Murugadoss solved the issue by promising that he will not include any smoking scenes in the film.

The climax of this film was shot with 7 cameras and 60 fighters were involved in the stunt sequence.

During the filming portion, Lead Actor of the movie Vijay himself filmed a scene with the assistance of Cinematographer Santosh Sivan.

The film's prime antagonist (Vidyut Jamwal) is not given a name in the film .

Vijay's father S. A. Chandrasekhar was to produce the film initially, before Kalaipuli S. Thanu took over the project.