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Name: Kuruvi
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 170 min
Genre: Action
Release Date: May 3, 2008
Director: Dharani
Stars: VijayMalavikaTrisha Krishnan
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin

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Credited cast:
Vijay Vijay ...
Vetrivel aka Velu
Trisha Krishnan Trisha Krishnan ...
Devi, Velus love interest
Vivek Vivek ...
Ops, Vetrivels sidekick
Suman Suman ...
Koccha, Devis brother
Manivannan Manivannan ...
ingamuthu, Vetrivels father
Ashish Vidyarthi Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Konda Reddy, Kocchas associate
Nassar Nassar ...
Raj, the general of the police encounter squad targeting businesses
Malavika Malavika ...
Saranya Ponvannan Saranya Ponvannan ...
Kocchas wife and Devis sister-in-law
Niveda Thomas Niveda Thomas ...
Vijays Sister
Ilavarasu Ilavarasu ...
Lollu Sabha Jeeva Lollu Sabha Jeeva ...
S. N. Lakshmi S. N. Lakshmi ...
Vetrivels Grandmothe


Kuruvi (English: Sparrow) is a 2008 Tamil action film written and directed by Dharani. Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin,the movie stars Trisha, Vijay and Suman in the lead roles. Vivek, Ashish Vidyarthi, Manivannan and Malavika played other roles in the movie. The film opened to Indian audiences after several delays, on 3 May 2008. The movie was dubbed into Telugu as Dopidi,Hindi as Jo Jeeta Wohi Baazigar, and Malayalam with the same title.

Vetrivel alias Velu (Vijay) is a car racer who lives with his large family in Chennai. His father, Singamuthu (Manivannan), had gone to Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh to work at a colliery and never returned, prompting Velu and his family to think that he is dead. Velu comes to know that a Malaysia-based don named Koccha (Suman) owes his father a huge sum of money.

Velu and his friend Ops (Vivek) travel to Malaysia as Kuruvi, the trade jargon for low-level contraband carriers. They come to Malaysia at a time when internal rivalry and problems are surfacing in Koccha's family. Koccha's younger sister Devi (Trisha Krishnan) has refused to marry Soori (Pawan), the brother of Konda Reddy (Ashish Vidyarthi), Koccha's Kadapa-based business associate, as per Koccha's wishes. Irritated and preoccupied, neither Koccha nor his henchmen want to devote any time or attention to resolve Velu's problem. Velu is ill-treated and thrown out of Koccha's place without any help rendered. Determined to return to India only after his father's issue is solved to his satisfaction, Velu conceals himself in Koccha's palace-like residence.

He soon finds out about a large diamond owned by Koccha and steals it, feeling that it would pay off his father's debt, and returns to India with Ops. Devi also follows Velu to India, having fallen in love with him.

Knowing that Velu has stolen his diamond, Koccha and his gang visit Velu's house and threaten his family with dire consequences unless Velu returns the diamond. After confronting Koccha, Velu comes to know that his father isn't dead, but is being held as bonded labour along with many innocent people at Kadapa.

Singamuthu had discovered diamonds at the colliery, but refused to allow Koccha and Konda Reddy to illegally mine the diamonds for their own benefit. He had been held prisoner in Kadapa since.

Velu immediately leaves for Kadapa, where he encounters Koccha again. He throws him onto a moving train, paralysing him. He soon discovers a slave camp run by Koccha and Konda Reddy at the colliery, where a womanising rowdy named Kadapa Raja (G. V. Sudhakar Naidu) is torturing the inmates, including Singamuthu.

He single-handedly takes on Konda Reddy, Kadapa Raja and their henchmen, killing them all. He drags Konda Reddy's dead body to Koccha's mansion. The wheelchair-bound Koccha, on seeing the dead body of his associate, recovers and attempts to shoot Velu, only to be arrested at that moment by a special task force led by Raj (Nassar). Singamuthu and the others who were imprisoned in the slave camp are finally freed and reunited with their families.   




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