Aadukalam English Arena is a 2011 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Vetrimaran. The film stars Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, V. I. S. Jayapalan and Kishore. The film was released onJanuary 2011 to positive critical feedback. The film won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor. The film was also felicitated with five awards in 59th Filmfare Awards South Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Cinematography. Based on an online poll by The Times of India, Vetri Maaran was chosen as the best director for Aadukalam. The Telugu dubbed version Pandem Kollu released onJanuary 2015.

Karuppu Dhanush and Durai Kishore are the favourites in Pettaikarans team. Karuppu is very talented in breeding and training roosters. Durai is very rich and he owns three bars in Thiruparangundram town. He is also talented in cock training. Rathnasamy keeps insisting on having one last fight to win and satisfy his old mothers wish but Pettaikaran declines to have any more fights with him because he feels Rathnasamy has lost faith in his roosters and will be using nefarious methods to win. Rathnasamy keeps insisting and tries to make him accept the challenge through cajoling, threatening, bribing and other vile acts.Karuppu falls in love with an AngloIndian girl Irene Taapsee who dislikes him. He does not recognise this initially and keeps following her. One day the residents of Irenes colony confront him and ask Irene to tell who she is in love with Karuppu or Dinesh Attakathi Dinesh, another man in the locality. She points her finger at Karuppu and he goes into rapture. She explains later that she had to lie in order to avoid Dinesh who has been bothering her for a long time. Later, Irene too falls in love with Karuppu. ........

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