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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

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Cast

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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

In order to film in India, the production had to use a fake title "Tara and Maya". Indian authorities would not have permitted the film to be made there had they known its true title and content. 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

Maya: Do you think that because the King desires me, it makes me happy?
Tara: Does it not?
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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.
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I watched it again and again
5 September 2003 | by (Tupelo, MS) – See all my reviews

This film was wonderfully told to me. The characters where great, the location was magical, and the whole film just left me with a great feeling. I love Indira Varma, she is so beautiful and such a talented actress. The role of Queen Tara portrayed by Sarita Choudhury deserves mention also. I would recommend to anyone with an open mind. Though I was very young when I first watched it, it is for the more mature audience.


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