Ajith's 50th movie Mankatha has taken a phenomenal opening not just in India, but overseas as well. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, Mankatha is creating a buzz in the state as it had the second highest opening post Rajinikanth's Enthiran. The latest buzz is that the film has collected Rs. 81.72 lakhs in its opening weekend in United Kingdom.
Music director Yuvan Shankar Raja's peppy track and the racy background score are already the talk of the town. Apart from Thala Ajith, Mankatha also has Trisha, Arjun, Anjali, Andrea, Premji, Vaibhav, Mahanth, Ashwin, Lakshmi Rai and Jayaprakash in prominent roles. The film is produced by Cloud Nine Movies and released under the Sun Pictures banner. Mankatha is an action thriller which narrates the story of match-fixing sagas in international cricket matches. Arjun plays the role of an investigative officer officer who takes up the task of exposing the bookies. Thala Ajith plays the role of a cop-cum-gambler.