Mankatha (2011) - Yuvan Shankar Raja

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Banner:Cloud Nine Movies
Cast:Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha, Anjali, Andrea
Directed By:Venkat Prabhu
Produced By:Dhayanidhi Alagiri, Vivek Rathnavel
Music By:Yuvan Shankar Raja
Story By:Venkat Prabhu
Screenplay By:Venkat Prabhu
Written By:Venkat Prabhu
Cinematography:Sakthi Saravanan
Edited By:Praveen K.L, N.B Sreekanth
Lyrics By:Vaali, Gangai Amaran, Niranjan Bharathi

Mankatha (Tamil: மங்காத்தா) is a 2011 Tamil action thriller film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu. It features Ajith Kumar in the lead role, starring in his 50th film, along with an ensemble cast including Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Vaibhav Reddy, Lakshmi Rai, Andrea Jeremiah, Premji Amaren and Anjali. It was produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri's Cloud Nine Movies while Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the musical score and soundtrack, with Sakthi Saravanan working as the cinematographer and the duo Praveen K. L. and N. B. Srikanth as editors.

The story, set in Mumbai, revolves around a heist of cricket betting money, executed by a gang of four thieves, who are joined by a fifth unknown man, and its aftermaths. The film was formally launched in August 2010, with its principal photography beginning on October 25, 2010. Filming was held for more than eight months and took place primarily across Chennai, the Dharavi slum in Mumbai and Bangkok, Thailand. Following speculations regarding the film's release, Sun Pictures acquired the theatrical rights and distributed the film via Raadhika Sarathkumar's Radaan Mediaworks. Mankatha released on August 31, 2011 worldwide to generally positive reviews, while marking the second highest-grossing opening for a Tamil film. The film was also dubbed into Telugu and Malayalam as Gambler and released in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala ten days later.


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