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Winner of 6 National Awards featured at IIFFTampa
2/10/12 - Tampa, FL - The dark underworld of rooster fighting is revealed through the eyes of Director Vetri Maaran in this Tamil feature. The film won six national awards at the 58th National Film Awards in India, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best actor.
Saturday, 18th 12:00 noon
Aadukalam (The Arena) - Tamil Feature
Director: Vetri Maaran
Actors: Dhanush, Velraj Rajamani, Taapsee Pannu
The story of a mentor and his favorite disciple is spun around the background of the underworld of rooster fight, portraying the violence of this sport as well as those involved in it.
When Petaikkaran, the emperor of the murky underworld of rooster fight in southern Indian state of Tamilnadu for 40 years, is challenged and proved wrong by his disciple, Black, he decides to avenge the insult. Black's small world is shattered. When he comes to know about the betrayal and confronts Petaikkaran, he decides to do the unthinkable...