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Avvai Shanmugi (1996)

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Pandyan / Avvai Shanmugi
Meena ...
Janaki
Gemini Ganesan ...
Vishwanathan Iyer
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Bhai
Heera Rajgopal ...
Ratna
Delhi Ganesh ...
Sethurama Iyer
Manivannan ...
Mudaliyar
Nagesh ...
Joseph
Balasubramaniam S.P. ...
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Fun to watch - a great remake of Mrs. Doubtfire
26 April 1999 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

OK, I admit it right away - I understood almost no dialogue in Avvai Shanmugi. I watched it in the theatre in India with some friends. However, Kamala Hassan is a great actor and the plot seemed evident enough (and my friends helped).

I had not seen the American Mrs. Doubtfire that this is based on, so I cannot make the obvious comparison and contrast. However, Kamala Hassan made this movie a treat to watch. The movie progressed a little slowly, but most every scene was funny. The plot is relatively evident, even a non-Tamil speaker will enjoy it.

If you get an opportunity to see this movie, I would give it a try. If you have already seen Mrs. Doubtfire, you might be interested to see how the Tamil movie industry dealt with this theme.


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