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Hindustani (1996)

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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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Senapathy / Chandra Bose
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Krishnaswamy
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Ishwarya
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Sapna
Sukanya ...
Senapathy's Wife
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Gulabo Ram. Khilawan
Kasturi ...
Kasthoori (Senapathy's Daughter)
Crazy Mohan ...
Parthasarathy
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Pannerselvam
Ajay Ratnam
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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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The climax of the scene was inspired from the death of freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose showing a bus explode in plain crash killing Kamal Hassan.next scene he is shown calling Indian officials from Foreign land saying he will be back when ever Indians need him. See more »

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References Bombay (1995) See more »

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Maya Machindra
Written by: Vaali
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and Swarnalatha
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One of Kamalhassan's best films in his career

Firstly, I like to say I am a Kamalhassan fan. But you don't have to be Kamal fan to enjoy this film. This is one of his best performances in his career. I rate this film has one of my all time favourites. The climax was very surprising and unpredictable. The film has a great cast. Kamal dominates the film, as father and son. Sughanya also gives good supporting performance. A mixture of a great script, good cast, good songs, and good actions scenes make this a 8.5 out of 10.


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