Thiruda Thiruda (1993)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 49 mins

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Fresh printed bank notes to the value of incredible 10 billion rupies are stolen in India from a train by the henchmen of powerful gangster Vikram who lives in London. The code card only being able to open the container with the money comes into the possession of beautiful Chandralekha. On the way to Vikram she comes across the two thieves Kadir and Azhagu who are on the run from the police - along with a runaway country-girl Rajathi, whom they kept from committing suicide. After some attempts of cheating each other Chandralekha becomes friends with the thieves. When she discovers that Vikram will stop at nothing - especially not at dead bodies - on his hunt for the loot, she informs the three others about the real value of the code card. In the following pursuit between Vikram, the four heroes and a special police brigade which has to get back the money before a state crisis comes about, not only fierce action, but also love comes to its own.

Cast: Heera Rajgopal, Prashanth Thiagarajan

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 13 Nov 1993 (India)

Tamil Name: திருடா திருடா

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Did you know? K. V. Anand, who later went on to become a reputed cinematographer and movie director, was amongst P. C. Sriram's assistant cinematographers in the film. Read More
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as Rajathi / Kajri
as Azhagu / Kishan
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as Chandralekha 'Lekha'
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as CBI Inspector Laxminarayan
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as Vikram
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
04:09
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Mano
02 
05:50
Music Director: AR Rahman
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06:31
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, Unni Menon, Mano
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04:57
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Noell James
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03:12
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Shahul Hameed
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04:46
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Mano, KS Chithra
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01:00
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: GV Prakash Kumar
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01:26
Music Director: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Srinivas, Suresh Peters
Trivia:
There have been comparisons made to the story of this movie with the classic tale of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.

K. V. Anand, who later went on to become a reputed cinematographer and movie director, was amongst P. C. Sriram's assistant cinematographers in the film.

Salim Ghouse, a renowned theatre artist, was roped into play an antagonist in a rare commercial film appearance.

J. D. Chakravarthy was initially meant to play the role of Kadhir, but was ultimately replaced by Anand.

This movie was the film was premièred at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1994.

The license plate of the cargo container containing the stolen money is SKF 1138 - possibly a homage to George Lucas's movie THX 1138 (1971).