Imagine Rome as presented in Vittorio de Sica's Ladri di biciclette (1948), but then not only as a sad and forsaken place, but as a hellish maze controlled by organized crime. With Bala as well as with Vittorio De Sica, trouble starts when a bike gets stolen – but in Ruthless Man this leads to a happy-go-lucky middle class youngster being sucked in by the drug trade when he tries to get back what is his, finally making a respectable person in the eyes of his family. Matters start to escalate quickly and with full force…

2007 was an annus mirabilis for Tamil Nadu cinema, not only but in good part thanks to two debuts heralding the coming of new, daring and uncompromising talents: Vetri Maaran and Ram, who so far have delivered better and better with every work – redefining realism and its limits for the cinema of Tamil Nadu.

Original title
Polladhavan
Filmmaker
Vetri Maaran
Country
India
Year
2007
Medium
DCP
Length
150’
Language
Tamil
Producer
S. Katheresan
Production Company
Group Company
Sales
Five Star Films Pvt. Ltd.
Writer
Vetri Maaran
Music
G.V. Prakash Kumar
Cast
Dhanush, Ramya, Kishore Kumar G., Karunas, Santhanam, Murali, Bhanupriya