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Agni Natchathiram (1988)

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Entrusted with the task of chairing an inquiry commission involving an influential politician, alcoholic Vishwanath must attempt to deal with issues that he has with in personal life. ... See full summary »

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Entrusted with the task of chairing an inquiry commission involving an influential politician, alcoholic Vishwanath must attempt to deal with issues that he has with in personal life. Namely, his two wives, and their two sons, Gautam and Ashok - who share two things - bitterness at their father, and hatred for each other. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Initially was being filmed with Nayagan. As Mani Ratnam couldn't manage both together, Agni Natchathiram was stopped until after Nayagan's release. (Source: Conversations with Mani Ratnam) See more »

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Remade as Vansh (1992) See more »

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A true Ratnam masterpiece
12 December 2000 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on DVD recently and all I can say is "WOW"!!! Ratnam really scored big time when he made this movie about two stepbrothers who hate each other. P.C Sriram's cinematography is absolutely brilliant. It pretty much changed tamil cinema. Prabhu, Amala and the beautiful Nirosha all give great performances. However, Karthik (who gave a memorable supporting turn in Mouna Raagam-another brilliant ratnam movie) gives the best performance in this movie. His role as a street thug really stole the entire movie. I believe he won a filmfare award for it. Rest of the characters also give good performances. Raja's music for the movie is just wonderful. A real classic.


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