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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

Two girlhood friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

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Tara, the Queen
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Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra
Khalid Tyabji ...
Arundhati Rao ...
Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali ...
Young Maya
Garima Dhup ...
Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ...
Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar ...
Dilki
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Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Babu
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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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In a world ruled by pleasure, love is the ultimate seduction. See more »


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

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28 February 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Rekha's first movie in English. See more »

Goofs

The story of this film is set in the sixteenth century. Young Maya is running through red chili pepper drying in the sun on the palace grounds. Chillies didn't reach Indian cuisine until the seventeenth century. See more »

Quotes

The King: One day you are your father's property. One day you are your husband's property. It must be difficult.
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Connections

Referenced in American Desi (2001) See more »

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The Glory Of God Is In You
Written and Performed by Ustad Vilayat Khan (as 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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