6.0/10
8,906
92 user 33 critic

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
4,832 ( 116)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Jai Kumar
...
...
Khalid Tyabji ...
Biki
Arundhati Rao ...
Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali ...
Young Maya
Garima Dhup ...
Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ...
Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar ...
Dilki
...
Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Babu
...
Rupa (as Achla Sachdev)
Achla Sachdev ...
Rupa
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Passion. Pleasure. Power. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kama Sutra  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,499, 2 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,109,095, 29 June 1997
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was banned in India and Pakistan because of the erotic scenes. 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: Do you think that because the King desires me, it makes me happy?
Tara: Does it not?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Desi (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ulfat Ki Nai Manzil Ko
Written by Qateel Shifai
Performed by Iqbal Bano
Courtesy of Serengeti Sirocco Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Love Story / Drama
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I rented KAMA SUTRA - A Tale Of Love, I thought my girlfriend would kill me for what the title implied. We were plesantly suprised to find a Love Story / Drama which, yes, has some very sexy scenes in it. Those looking for a movie version of the ancient text will be disapointed with the reasonable use of sexual content. There is an actual storyline here! This film is about true love, and the struggle for that love in the face of adversity. The love triangle, along with enough character development to explain the relationships between the five main characters, speaks of the human condition.

The story takes place "Once upon a time...". The costumes and sets are really well done. The cinematography is richly textured, with India as the exotic backdrop, and you are transported back into time... and into the lovers' experience.

This movie can take you through a full range of emotions, see it with your significant other, and expect it to effect you for the rest of the night.


47 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 92 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

"This Is Us" Star Chris Sullivan and TV to See in 2018

"This Is Us" star Chris Sullivan gets emotional about Season 2. Plus, "The IMDb Show" looks at the most highly-anticipated TV shows of 2018 and talks to Lena Waithe about "The Chi."

Watch the show