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Review by : Tamilstar team
Ajith Kumar, Trisha, Arjun, Anjali, Lakshmi Rai, Premji Amaran, Andrea, Vaibhav Reddy, Kainaat Arora
Venkat Prabhu
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Dhayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathnavel

“Mankatha” is Ultimate Star Ajith Kumar’s 50th film. It is produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathnavel on behalf of the banner Cloud Nine Movies. Venkat Prabhu directs this movie.

This features huge list of Star cast like Ajith Kumar, Trisha, Arjun, Anjali, Lakshmi Rai, Premji Amaran, Andrea, Vaibhav Reddy, Kainaat Arora and many others. Editing is by K.L.Praveen and N.B.Srikanth. Sakthi Saravanan handles the Cinematography. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The Distribution of this movie is done by Cloud Nine Movies.

The movie “Mankatha” is named like that, after the very famous Indian Card game. Shooting of the film officially commenced on 2nd August 2010. Coincidently, the Shooting of this film commenced on the 18th Anniversary day of Ajith’s Entry into the film industry.

This movie is a multi-starrer, which features many leading South Indian Actors and Actresses. This is one such rare film, which has such huge list of top Artists in a single film. Venkat Prabhu was in plans to create a multi-starrer movie like “Mankatha” from a very longtime. When Venkat narrated the Story, and as Ajith accepted to do this movie, he finalized the Story. But, even before finalizing this movie, Venkat Prabhu has narrated 3 different Stories to Ajith. But, Ajith preferred to do this Script, which has some grey shades in his Character.

As “Mankatha” is Thala’s 50th film, there are huge expectations over this film. This film basically deals about the Gambling activities. This does not deal with gambling in Cricket alone, but also, the Gambling in other Sports and in other forms. They have revealed the Secrets of Gambling in this movie.

The Lyrics of this movie are penned not only by Vaali, Gangai Amaran. But also by Niranjan Bharathi, the Grandson of the famous National Poet Subramaniya Bharathi.

The Audio Release of this movie is planned differently. They have planned to Release a Single Song alone in few days, which starts with the lines “Velayadu Mankatha…”. This Song was written by Gangai Amaran. This Song also has some English and Hindi Lyrics. The English Lyrics are written by Yuvan and the Hindi Lyrics are written by Suchitra.

Overall, this film is expected to be a Carnival for the Thala Ajith’s Fans.

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