Thuppakki (2012)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 53 mins

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This patriotic suspense thriller delves into the adventures of Jagadish (Vijay), an army captain, who is back in Mumbai for a holiday to be with his parents and two sisters. They want him to get married and choose a bride Nisha (Kajal Aggarwal) for him. While Jagadish initially rejects the girl, sparking off heated confrontations between them, the couple eventually fall in love. Meanwhile Jagadish who is an intelligence officer in the military, cracks open a deadly terrorist plot, and embarks on a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How Jagadish, operating as a civilian, uses his brain and brawn in the correct measure, to track down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest this fiery and fast paced thriller.
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Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay

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



as Nisha
as Jagadish Dhanapalan
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as Jagadish's Sister
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as Ravichandran
as sardaar army man in DIA team
as Nisha's Father
as Neil
as Balaji
as Dancer
as Sleeper Cell's Leader
as Kamarudeen




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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Music Label: Gemini Audio

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

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

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

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

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
Lyricist: Pa Vijay
Playback Singer: Javed Ali, Sharmi La
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Thuppakki (Telugu)
Remade as: Holiday (Hindi)
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.
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.