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Indian (1996)

 -  Action | Drama  -  23 August 1996 (India)
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Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Senapathy / Chandra Bose
Nedumudi Venu ...
Krishnaswamy
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Ishwarya
Urmila Matondkar ...
Sapna
Sukanya ...
Senapathy's Wife
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Gulabo Ram. Khilawan
Kasturi ...
Kasthoori (Senapathy's Daughter)
Goundamani
Crazy Mohan ...
Parthasarathy
Manorama
Senthil ...
Pannerselvam
Ajay Ratnam
Nizhalgal Ravi
Bala Singh
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Circa the British rule in India, a man named Senapathy decides to rebel against the British in a violent way, learns a rare martial art that enables him to kill with his bare hands, and travels to Singapore, joins the Indian Liberation Army formed by renowned Subhash Chandra Bose, is one of the soldier's to engage the British into war. He subsequently joins a death squad in order to destroy British tanks. While all of the others succeed in carrying out their mission, Senapathy is captured, jailed, beaten, and mercilessly tortured by the British. Upon his release, he is looked after by a woman named Namrata, whose honor he had saved from the British - who had captured two truckloads of women protesters, burned their clothing, and forced them to commit suicide. Namrata and Senapathy marry, India gains independence, and they soon have two children - Chandrabose and Kasthoori. Years later Chandra quarrels with his honest and straight-laced father, leaves home, so that he can earn enough ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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23 August 1996 (India)  »

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INR 180,000,000 (estimated)
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Chosen as the official entry for the Oscars from India for the year, though it didn't get nominated. See more »

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References Bombay (1995) See more »

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Kappaleri Poyaachu
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and P. Susheela
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a big ENTERTAINMENT from Kamal
2 November 2007 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend to watch this movie for two type of audiences- first, those who expect a good thriller from Indian cinema (of course not only Bollywood) and second, those who have only heard Kamal Hassan's name but never watched his any single movie yet. Kamal parts here dual role, one as an old man (Senapathy) who stops the corrupted people, and the other as his son (Chandru) who works in transport department concerning licenses. Kamal did brilliant job in this movie by offering both the roles of a father and a son. Perhaps, if examined clearly this is his career reflecting movie. There are some high definition visual scenes where we can see the real freedom fighters like Subash Chandra Bose and Senapathy together. This is a remarkable work from director Shankar, or say in Indian cinema. His directorial works are highly appreciable. For action lovers also this movie is a good reference.

In romantic words, this is a love-triangle movie due to the presence of Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar, both who love the same Chandru. They did their own works, and run the movie. But again, this movie falls under three categories- thriller, political (mixed with social) and patriotic as the title itself denotes. I watched countless times, but never felt bored as it is highly entertaining for the three hours continuously. It has two versions, original one in Tamil and another in dubbed Hindi version. In Hindi version there is a slight uneasiness with the uttering words of the actors in their lips as those do not match exactly, since it is a dubbed version.


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