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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, History  |  28 February 1997 (USA)
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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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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
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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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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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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Trivia

When Indian authorities eventually became aware of the content of the film during shooting, the producers and the director were forced to bribe them as "protection money" to avoid prosecution. 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: If I can't use the rules of love on the one I love, I'll use them on the ones I don't.
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The Toona Song
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Beautiful, erotic film.
24 February 2001 | by (Roanoke, VA) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie after seeing most of it on Bravo several different times. I really love this movie. It has beautiful imagery and a good plot. I was captivated by the lovely erotic scenes. Although there is a love story in it, the film isn't entirely an happily ever after affair. However, the ending retains the feeling of hope and the fact that love (though not necessarily the lover) survives all things.

A sad, yet hopeful movie. I highly recommend it.


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