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THALAIVAA - TIME TO LEAD

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THALAIVAA - TIME TO LEAD

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 175m 25s

Release date 09/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and soft drug use

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Vijay

Cast includes Vijay, Amala Paul, Santhanam, Satyaraj, Ragini Nandwani

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 2m 21s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 30/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THALAIVAA - TIME TO LEAD is a Tamil language action drama. It follows the son of a Tamil gangster in Mumbai as years of ethnic bloodshed and rivalry spill over into his life.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence in which the hero fights with rival gangsters and policemen. The fight scenes include fatal gun shootings of both innocent and criminal characters, as well as highly choreographed punches, kicks and sword stabbings. Any detail of blood or injury is always brief and without emphasis.

Drugs

There is a scene in which characters drink 'bhang lassi', which is a local drug laced milk shake. They are seen looking intoxicated after consuming the drink and there are also some references to the drink in the dialogue. The drug use is infrequent in the film and is not glamorised.

The film also contains some mild bad language (eg 'saala', 'bloody').

Cuts information

Distributor chose to make cuts to obtain a 12A classification. Cuts made to remove a focus on violence and bloody injuries, including throat slittings and bloody stab wounds, as well as sight of blood on swords and machete blades. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. A 15 certificate without cuts was available.

Details

Title
THALAIVAA - TIME TO LEAD
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Ayngaran International (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/08/2013
Main language
Tamil
Submitted run time
177m 46s
Approved footage
15787+8
BBFC reference
AFF302355
Registration number
CFJ29726

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