8.5/10
5,204
14 user 8 critic

Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 1 May 2013 (India)
Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.

Director:

Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #30 | 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Top Rated Tamil Movies

See the top 50 Tamil movies as rated by IMDb users – from all-time favorites like Nayakan to recent chartbusters like Thani Oruvan.

See more

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man forgets a few years of his life, even as he is about to get married.

Director: Balaji Tharaneetharan
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Bagavathi Perumal
Jigarthanda (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Stars: Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon
Pizza II (2012)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wannabe rowdy who falls for a hearing-impaired girl faces a dilemma when the girl makes a shocking request.

Director: Vignesh Shivan
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Parthiban
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An unlikely romance brews between a tough-acting thug with a tender heart, and a recently single, IT consultant neighbor, in this lighthearted and wacky twist of a romantic comedy.

Director: Nalan Kumarasamy
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna Sebastian, Samuthirakani
Sethupathi (2016)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While conducting an investigation into the mysterious death of a fellow officer, a cop's own reputation is questioned when a suspect in his custody is shot.

Director: S.U. Arun Kumar
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Vela Ramamoorthy
Iraivi (2016)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Iraivi is about women, men and their priorities. It talks about women's freedom, how men look at it and how women use it.The film is based on the women we see around us and how certain ... See full summary »

Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Stars: Surya S.J., Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three plots around a social message.

Director: Gokul
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Swathi Reddy
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Ace conman Gandhi effortlessly thinks up schemes to swindle gullible and greedy folks. However on a rare occasion, things don't go according to plan and he ends up in the clutches of a ruthless gang who demand schemes from him for money.

Director: H. Vinoth
Stars: Nataraja Subramanian, Ishara Nair, Ponvannan
Thani Oruvan (2015)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Siddharth Abimanyu, an influential scientist, is involved in various illegal medical practices. Mithran, an efficient IPS officer, decides to expose him.

Director: M. Raja
Stars: Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayanthara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gandhi and Pandi decided to get a passport and travel to London to get rid of debts in their village. Things didn't happened has they planned.

Director: M. Manikandan
Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ritika Singh, Pooja Devariya
Aadukalam (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.

Director: Vetrimaaran
Stars: Dhanush, Tapsee Pannu, Jayabalan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Das
Sanchita Shetty ...
Shalu
...
Chief Minister
...
Gnanodhayam
...
Pagalavan (as Simhaa)
...
Kesavan
...
Sekhar (as RJ Ramesh Thilak)
...
Arumai Pragasam
...
Brahmma
...
Rowdy Director (as Aruldass)
Boys Rajan ...
AC Manikandan
Radha ...
Arumaipragasam's Mother
Kannayiram
Mippu
Gaana Bala ...
Special Appearance
Edit

Storyline

Pagalavan, Kesavan and Sekar are three friends, who lose their jobs in Chennai due to certain circumstances. Then they come across Das (Vijay Sethupathy), who runs a smart kidnap for ransom scam. Naturally his crime flourishes, and the three friends team up with him. Their path crosses with that of Arumai Prakasam, son of the state finance minister. Denied capital by his very strict father to start his business Arumai Prakasam stages his own kidnap, but ends up in the hands of Das and co. The comedy of errors takes a turn when the finance minister wants to catch the culprits, and gives the task to a very strict, encounter specialist cop, Brahmma. How Das and co try to stay ahead of the cop and how he nabs them, and what happens forms the rest of the story. Written by Bhama Ravi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Deception Is Addictive  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 70,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Soodhu Kavvum was initially written for Vadivelu as the lead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sudden Delight
Composed by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Hiphop Tamizha Adhi
Performed by Rob Mass
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best entertainer of 2013 and one of it's kind.
3 May 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Story by Nalan Kumarasamy and Srinivasa Kavineyam is fresh and appealing. This is one of the best story of the recent times and director succeeds in bringing the story entertaining in screen. Overall the story is entertaining.The screenplay is the most important selling point in this movie and the fresh screenplay makes the audience engaged throughout the movie.The screenplay makes us feel as if we are watching a short film.Except the role of sanchita shetty the screenplay is very strong and perfectly crafted.Vijay Sethupathi is the best choice for this movie.He perfectly fits the role of years old kidnapper. Sanchita shetty does not have much to do with the movie.The reason for her role is not so compromising. Yog Japee character is also over hyped. M.S.Baskar done a decent job as a politician and also as a father. Vijay Sethupathy became one of the most important actors of Tamil cinema through this movie.Cinematographer is good and editing could have been more crisper. Music by Santosh Narayanan is amazing. The theme music is amazing and also the songs.After "Mangatha" theme music this one is the best.once again Gaana Bala makes audience dance with his folk number "Kaasu Panam". Santosh Narayanan's background score is also very appealing. Soon he will be among the top music directors of the industry.

Verdict: This movie is a Good entertainer and this movie promises that Tamil cinema is getting better slowly but steadily.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Indian Movies Celebrating Anniversaries This Month

Do you know the inspiration behind Ileana D'Cruz's character in Barfi!? Go back in time and check out some of the Indian movies celebrating anniversaries this September.

See the full list

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.