Movies like “Thambi”

Angry young man Velu Thondaiman, affectionately known as “Thambi” fights against all types of evils in the society. He keeps running into Sankara Pandian, a political henchman who rules the city with violence. Thambi is determined to overcome Sankara Pandian’s activities in the society and his fearless attitude brings fear into the face of Sankara Pandian’s gang. Thambi thwarts Sankara Pandian’s terrorizing plans with the help of his close associates. At this very moment, a flashback unravels how Sankara Pandian’s gang kills Thambi’s family after Thambi identifies the killer as Sankara Pandian’s brother Saravana Pandian. As the Police now close in on the thugs by means of “encounters”, Sankara Pandian starts riots within the city to topple the internal government, so he can achieve power as a member of parliament. But, in the riots, Sankara Pandian’s daughter and mother are caught and Thambi saves them single-handedly. As Sankara Pandian is turning into a new leaf, his brother Saravana Pandian is released from prison and he is out to avenge Thambi.

At an elite private boarding school, four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours, to meet, drink and play. Trying to escape the golden cage, which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the extreme. Over time, their excessive games grow more and more violent, eventually turning against the weakest of their group: Leibnitz. As Dyrbusch (leader of the pack) and Bogatsch (the executive power) continue torturing Leibnitz, he voluntarily endures because he’s unable to dispose of his tormentors, on one hand being afraid to lose their “friendship,” and on the other hand, due to potential consequences which may arise from his parents. Konstantin, the opportunist, is the only one who sees through the immorality of their games, but he hesitates too long, not wishing to endanger the alleged common destiny that the boys in this school appear to have: their clique. They are swept deeper and deeper into the downward spiral of their own violence and peer pressure, until the unavoidable happens…

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With a PhD in Chemistry, devout and bearded, Syria-born Ashade Mouhana (Abdellatif Kechiche) drives a cab in New York, and must accept financial assistance from friends who attend the Islamic Council of America so that he can pay a lawyer to get his Canadian brother, who is being detained as a ‘2nd tier suspect’, released. He also has to look after his toddler nephew and French-speaking Caucasian sister-in-law, Eloise (Elodie Bouchez), and is fearful that his brother may be tortured in Syria. One night he befriends a passenger, who identifies herself as Phyllis (Robin Wright Penn), claims she is Head of Programming of Q-Dog Television, sympathizes and offers to assist him get his brother released. He gets a shock when she asks him to carry out an act of terrorism as retribution against America. He walks away, and subsequently finds out that she has stolen his money. Shortly thereafter, his cab is confiscated by secret agents, and Eloise is held for questioning. Vengeful, he shaves off his beard, assumes the name of Habib and attends the offices of Q-Dog Television in order to confront Phyllis – not realizing the shock and trauma that await him when he finds out who Phyllis really is.

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In the autumn of 1970, Juan, a Spanish poet living in Paris working for UNESCO, returns on vacation to his hometown, Burgos. The city is under heavy police and military surveillance due to the so-called Burgos process, a summary military trial against a group of ETA members and other militants against Francisco Franco’s regime. During his first night in Burgos, Juan has dinner with doctor Miniente, an old colleague and family friend who lives in the outskirts of the city with his wife Antonia and their only daughter Ramona. Juan is interested in Ramona, who is eighteen and shamelessly flirts with him. Dr Miniante invites him to spend the night at his house. Encouraged by Ramona’s signals Juan accepts. However once at bed he is unable to fall asleep thinking about Ramona and heads for her bedroom. She is not surprised to see him and he takes her initial favorable response as an invitation to go further. He rapes her. Since Ramona’s mother is sound sleep and her father is by then drunk nobody hear her cries for help.

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Young Beetle Hobbs wants out of his small town and sees his ticket in Grady Wilson. Set in the desolate Smoky Mountains, Grady has recently left the big city to become the proprietor of a resort lodge. When Beetle joins Grady’s staff, he gives new meaning to the adage ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer’. A stunning ensemble cast steer this original tale of chilling suspense as different shades of gray ignite a battle between good and evil. FLIGHT OF THE CARDINAL possesses a rare combination of heart and soul with edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw’s wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren’t quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is “Akoori.”

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Tina Saxena lives a wealthy life-style with her widowed businessman dad. One day, all of a sudden, she gets a nasty shock when her dad informs her that he had a mistress before he was married to her mother, and that this affair had resulted in the birth of a daughter, Nandini. Much to Tina’s distaste, he invites Nandini to live with them, and asks her to look after Tina after he passes away, as he has been ill for quite sometime. Mr. Saxena does pass away, leaving a grieving Tina and Nandini, with Tina still having nothing to do with her step-sister. Then a dashing young man, Ranbir Oberoi, enters Tina’s life and it is love at first sight for them. Nandini also approves of him, and it looks like Tina has given up on her dislike for Nandini. After a few days, and a purse-snatching incident, Nandini counsels Tina that she should consider breaking up with Ranbir. Aghast at this sudden volte face, Tina refuses to listen, and carries on with her affair with Ranbir. Then a man named Anwar Hussain is killed, and Nandini informs the police that Ranbir is the killer, Ranbir is arrested, held in a cell, then ultimately released when Tina informs them that he was with her at the time of Anwar’s death. A confrontation takes place between the two sisters, and it is Nandini who must now decide whether to stay on looking after Tina, or move on, leaving Tina to decide how to live her life on her own.

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A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.

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Although 17-year-old Casey Benson is the new girl in town, she is quickly befriended by a group of cheerleaders at her school. But when her attitude and behavior begins to change, her mother, Holly begins to question her whereabouts. She soon finds out that Casey is doing more than cheering – she is spending her evenings on dates with wealthy older men.

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When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart. Directed by Penelope Spheeris of “Decline of Western Civilization.”

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The movie is based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The ‘prisoners’ are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the ‘guards’ are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at any time, thereby forfeiting payment. In the beginning the mood between both groups is insecure and rather emphatic. But soon quarrels arise and the wardens employ ever more drastic sanctions to confirm their authority.

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Sam Ellis is a man on the rise – a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.

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In Talbot, Ohio, a father’s need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince finds instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it’s about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he’s number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing?

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In New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hits, a pregnant woman gives birth prematurely. She dies and her baby is in critical condition. The baby has to be kept in a neonatal incubator. When the hurricane strikes, all the power goes out and everyone in the hospital leaves. But the baby’s father stays because the baby can’t be moved so he has to take care of his baby by making sure the ventilator stays on. And because there’s no power, the only power source is generator that he has to crank every few minutes. So he has to stay awake while waiting for someone to come for them.

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Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family’s life.

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On the brink of the new Millennium in the bustling City of Mexico, one horrible car accident intertwines inextricably the lives of three perfect strangers. Octavio, a rebellious adolescent who is secretly in love with his sister-in-law, dreams of escaping his miserable life, and for this reason, he enters reluctantly the obscure world of dog fighting with his lethal dog Cofi. And then unexpectedly, Valeria, a stunning woman and famous supermodel, will cross paths with Octavio, while in the meantime, her pampered little dog Richie manages to vanish into thin air in the confined space of her apartment. Lastly, Chivo, an ex-guerrilla vagabond, after abandoning his little daughter, unable to make up for lost time, he channels his love to the city’s strays and a mortally wounded Rottweiler. In the end, even though all the weary characters, men and beasts, wish for a bright future, in this life-changing journey in the pursuit of love, sometimes infidelity, sin and death can get in the way.

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Sushant Dubey checks in at a beach resort of Mauritius late night with his lovely wife Aparna and three-year-old daughter, Titli, who has high fever. As Aparna wakes up the next morning, she is horrified to find Titli missing. The distressed couple goes from pillar to post in a vastly spread resort to search for her, but Titli seems to have disappeared. The police is informed and the most reputed police officer Ramkhilawan Buddu of the Mauritian police force enters the scene. Different people, different viewpoints, different versions about the child going missing turns into a cat and mouse game.

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In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

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A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unravelling of this community. Our aged hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator.

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