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  • NR
  • 1981
  • 2 hr 21 min
  • 6.4  (57)

Savaal is a 1981 action-thriller film directed by S. P. Muthuraman and starring Kamal Haasan, Sripriya, and Jaishankar. The movie revolved around a young man named Sridhar who is forced to become a hitman for the mafia. The film explores the dark side of the criminal world and the consequences of choosing a life of crime. The story begins with Sridhar (Kamal Haasan) who is the son of a police officer. He is an intelligent and well-educated young man who dreams of becoming a police officer like his father. However, Sridhar's peaceful life is turned upside down when he witnesses a murder committed by a powerful mafia don named Bhavani (Jaishankar).

Sridhar is soon approached by Bhavani who threatens to kill his family if he does not agree to become a hitman for the mafia. Fearing for his family's safety, Sridhar agrees to work for Bhavani. At first, Sridhar is reluctant to kill but he soon becomes desensitized to the violence and bloodshed. He becomes a skilled assassin and rises through the ranks of the mafia.

However, Sridhar's conscience begins to prick him as he realizes the gravity of his actions. He feels guilty for betraying his father's trust and for the innocent lives that he has taken. He also falls in love with a young woman named Janaki (Sripriya) who is blind. Janaki is the only person who Sridhar can confide in and he shares his secrets with her.

As Sridhar's guilt begins to consume him, he decides to break away from the mafia and start a new life. But Bhavani is not willing to let go of his best hitman so easily. He threatens to kill Sridhar's family and Janaki if he does not complete one final job. Sridhar is torn between his loyalty to Bhavani and his love for Janaki.

The climax of the movie is an intense action sequence where Sridhar must face off against Bhavani and his men. The subsequent events test the limits of Sridhar’s strength, will power, bravery, and cunning in a thrilling finale.

Savaal was critically acclaimed upon its release and is considered a classic in Tamil cinema. The movie was lauded for its nuanced portrayal of the dark world of organized crime and for its exploration of themes such as guilt, redemption, and sacrifice. The film is a perfect showcase of Kamal Haasan's acting prowess as he delivers a powerful performance as Sridhar.

Director S. P. Muthuraman infuses the movie with adrenaline-pumping action sequences that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The cinematography is also top-notch, with the movie featuring some stunning visuals that highlight the gritty and dangerous world inhabited by the characters.

In conclusion, Savaal is a must-watch movie for fans of Tamil cinema. It is an entertaining and thought-provoking movie that manages to balance action and drama perfectly. The film's strong writing, direction, and performances make it a timeless classic that still holds up today.

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    2 hr 21 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (57)