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Thunivu: Samuthirakani's dialogue in the Ajith-starrer reminds us of a recent political episode in Tamil Nadu

Netizens have been discussing the same on social media ever since the movie's release

Thunivu: Samuthirakani's dialogue in the Ajith-starrer reminds us of a recent political episode in Tamil Nadu

Ajith and Samuthirakani

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Jan 11, 2023


The much-anticipated film of Ajith Kumar, Thunivu, hit the screens across the world today. The movie helmed by H Vinoth was billed as a heist drama, but as he promised, the project has some unexpected elements as well. It has opened to decent reports from critics and moviegoers.

Its Telugu version, Tegimpu, too, has been released in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film's day one numbers are eagerly awaited by the star's fans and other cinephiles. Its box office clash with Vijay's Varisu today has made the release more special for Kollywood.

Among the few notable aspects in Thunivu is a dialogue uttered by Samuthirakani. The actor plays a no-nonsense cop who takes up the mission of rescuing common people and bank officials from a dreaded gang and a mysterious criminal who have kept them under their custody.

Samuthirakani in Thunivu
Samuthirakani in Thunivu

During a crucial part of the movie, an officer named Ravindhar from the central government's security wing decides to lead the mission by dominating Samuthirakani's character. This irks the latter and he asks the former not to interfere unnecessarily in state security affairs. Kani tells him 'Idhu Tamil Nadu, un velaya inga kaatadha' (This is Tamil Nadu, don't try to act smart unnecessarily).

Many feel that this confrontation between the two characters has a striking resemblance to the recent political conflict that happened between Chief Minister MK Stalin and Governor RN Ravi. The latter had walked out of the Assembly recently after a fallout with the former.

Several admirers of Stalin had condemned the act of Ravi and had asked him not to poke unnecessarily in the functioning of the government. Film lovers are wondering if this was a coincidence. The topic has been widely discussed now on social media.