Movies like Thalaivaa

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Thalaivaa (2013)
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Thalaivaa (2013)
Original name: தலைவா
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A mafia don sends his son out of the country because he doesn't want even a shadow of his life falling on him. Destiny wills otherwise. The son makes an innocuous trip to Mumbai to visit his dad. And ends up filling his father's large shoes.
Style: exciting, tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: mafia, politics, vigilantism, fight for justice, fight, leader, revenge, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, violence, heroes, death, brutality, crime boss, chase, murder, power struggle, society, gang war, mob boss, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime family, community service ...
Time: year 1988
Place: india

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Thani Oruvan (2015)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Black Luck (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hitman in hiding struggles to keep his monsters at bay when his dark past comes calling. Some days your LUCK just goes BLACK.
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Pickings (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 103 min.
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Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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