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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

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Two girlhood friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maya
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Tara, the Queen
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Jai Kumar
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Raj Singh
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Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra
Khalid Tyabji ...
Biki
Arundhati Rao ...
Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali ...
Young Maya
Garima Dhup ...
Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ...
Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar ...
Dilki
Harish Patel ...
Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Babu
Achala Sachdev ...
Rupa (as Achla Sachdev)
Achla Sachdev ...
Rupa
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Storyline

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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india | kama sutra | friend | love | wedding | See more »

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In a world ruled by pleasure, love is the ultimate seduction. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong erotic sequences, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 333,148,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)

Gross:

$4,109,095 (USA) (27 June 1997)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Rekha's first movie in English. See more »

Goofs

The bandage on Tara's wrist is missing as she extends her arm to Maya, but it reappears in the close-up of their arms in next sequence. See more »

Quotes

Maya: You have me. But I ask only one thing... Please free him. Please? Please? Please, I'm begging you! I will do anything.
Raj Singh: No, I want more than this! I want your heart. In your heart please give him up
Maya: If you free him.
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Written and Performed by Ustad Vilayat H. Khan
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Beautifully Done!
11 October 2002 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews

I must say I really enjoyed this film. I saw it late at night, when they usually only show crap on TV, and I was just blown away. I loved the historical setting, the costumes, the sets, the interaction of the characters, the dancing and the love story. I also can't help thinking that Indira Varma is probably the most beautiful woman alive. I found this film stunning, enjoyable and moving, and I highly recommend it to audiences who don't mind a little sensual nudity in their films.


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