Soodhu Kavvum

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Nalan Kumarasamy
Production: Prime Tech
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
135 min


Wake up, you!

Wake up, Pagalava!

Good morning, bro

- When did you come here?

- At 4:
00 a.m

The door was open

So I came in and slept

Buffalo! Buffalo!

He's gotten drunk and

left the door wide open

What if a thief

had come in?

Why are you here

all of a sudden?

There was a problem

in my home town, Trichy

What problem?

Don't hit him like that...!

Are women so cheap?

Women shouldn't

be so violent?!

Don't hit him

Stop! Stop!

He's my son!

What happened?

You've raised 'venom'

instead of a son!

What did he do?

What did he do?!

Come, see for yourself!

Look... that's what he did!

Don't try and pull

a fast one on me!

Oh gawd! How did you do it?

How much did you spend?

- 1 and a half lakhs

- 1,50,000?!

You could've invested that

in some proper business, no?


For what?

Dude... daiiii!

You stinky bugger! Why are you

barging into my time for crapping!

- Are you Masa's friend?

- No, Kesavan's friend

Call him Masa (lazy bum)

Fits him to the M!

'Human Rights Violation issue

Dindigul Police Inspector sudden suspect'

'Rowdy doctor who created a stir

in Chennai now out of prison'

'Celebration by his supporters

in front of the prison'

'Uproar in Trichy'

'Temple for actress Nayanthara

built by a youngster...!'

What are your plans

now in Chennai, da?

- I don't know, dude

- Good answer

Those who came clueless

really made it big here

Ones with plans went

back home empty handed

You have a bright future, da

Dude... when will you be back?

It'll be night, dude

We'll talk when I get back

Hey! Take care of him

Bye, dude

Excuse me?

- What?

- Can I join with you, boss?

Welcome to Chennai!



- Wait here, I'll be back soon

- Let me also come with you

They've only asked

for one guy... I'll go

Come, sir

- Good day, sir

- Good day... sit down

Have you been

waiting for long?

- No sir, I just got here

- Okay, sit down

How can I help you?

Sir, Virudhachalam contract

I'd appreciate it if you can

somehow get it for us

All new notes, huh?

He's Mr Karnan

Good day, sir

Anti corruption

department officer


He'll now arrest you

for trying to bribe me


'Minister Gnanodhayam considered as

India's rare breed of ethical politicians...'

'...has been instrumental in arresting

an industrialist who tried to bribe him'

People have started realizing that

even giving bribes is a crime now

Election dates has been

announced yesterday

This is being claimed a publicity stunt

What's your justification?

Only people who don't have publicity

will resort to something like that

I believe I have enough publicity

I don't need all those gimmicks, son

- 'Don't be scared, dear'

- Shut up! Be quiet

We shouldn't blow our cover



'Hey baby... will you marry me?'

'Can you get anyone

better than me?'

Shut it for a while, dear

Hey... hey... let me go

Hey! You rascal

Stop... stop, da

Stop, da!

Catch him

'Super, honey'




- Boss, time please?

- I don't have change, man

- Do I look like a beggar to you?

- How would I know?

Oh my God... my God...!

Wait... wait

Stop the car


I said hi

- Love me

- Sorry?

I said 'love me

Love is a pain

We should straight away

go to the next step maybe

Why are you threatening me

while we are talking?

I'll cut my wrists if you don't love me

You'll be blamed for my death

Are you insane?

No... no, don't do it

Listen to me! Don't!

- Let me go

- Stop it! Stop it!


Where do you work, boss?

I set the alarm in the morning,

to get up and drink

How can you ask me this?

No, I thought maybe

you work night shifts

Why do you think so?

Why do you

think that of me?

Is it a must for

everyone to work?

A man must eat and crap daily,

in between, work a little

Isn't this your concept?

- It's not that, boss

- Then what is it, boss?

Always talk about work, work,

work... wretched fellows...!

Why do you

talk like this?

What else do you

want me to say?

Do you read

the paper daily?

They just change the date

and write the same thing

- That's why I don't read it

- That's why... you're happy

Read the paper daily

You'll go insane


Illicit love

Bank theft

Bike theft

Jewelry theft

On top of it, actress in an ashram

and a saint lying on her lap

This heroine in love

with a hero

That hero in love

with another heroine...

...who is the mistress

of another director

If isn't enough, youngsters turn into

murderers and even commit suicide

Suicide if they fail

in school or college

Suicide if they don't get a job

or the right bride or groom

Suppose, they get a bride

marriage ends in divorce

Divorce for the flimsiest of excuses

Sneeze, cough or even if you snore!

Besides all this mother-in-law burns

daughter-in-law and vice versa

Uncle stabs

his brother-in-law

And vice versa

Throwing acid on

his girl friend's face

If you wade through all this

rubbish and come to the 1st page...

...he'll report the temperature

in Chennai as 110 degrees

Why should a man work, huh?

You work at a 5 star

hotel, don't you?

Who told you?

Kesava told me you are a valet

in a 5 star hotel's car park

You could have

told me you knew, no?

I wouldn't have rattled

my philosophy to you!

It's okay

It was fun hearing it

It was jolly?

Huh... huh!

When you go to work,

please take me with you

I haven't ever seen

a 5 star hotel in my life

Do you know

a Jaguar car?

You know it's always

chauffer driven

Because there's always a driver,

we'll never get the joy to park it

But then, one day...!

That single day in my life...!!

'A white color Jaguar car

zoomed in looking right at me'

'Most importantly

it was owner-driven'

'He gave me the car key

I couldn't believe my luck'

'I opened the door

in slow motion'

'I sat inside leisurely'



'I caressed the steering wheel

gently and started the car'


'Was it a car

I was driving?'

'I was driving

the Almighty Himself!'

'Slowly, I weaved my way

and turned... beautifully'

'Car's engine wasn't running

It was floating in mid-air!'

'I slowly parked it gently'

'That's when Mr Saturn turned

his malefic effect on me!'

And he said, "when will you ever

get this chance again, start the car"

What did you do boss?

I drove... a soooper round

A round?

You can't really

call it a round

I went 100 meters

past the hotel gate

- Don't... sir

- You thieving scoundrel!

- Police caught me

- Did you lose your job?

You're being

such a dumbass

Ssss... sorry!

In my family, no generation

has even washed a car

I don't mind losing 100 jobs

for creating this family history!

I like your spirit, boss

Naturally, someone who has built

a temple for actress Nayanthara...

...will be on my wavelength!

Hi, dude

What, da?

You've come home early

It's 7:
00 p.m now

How is that early?

He usually comes

only after 11:
00 p.m

I'm asking you, no?

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