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Mahanadi (1993)

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A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail.

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Cast overview:
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Krishna
Sukanya ...
Yamuna
Poornam Vishwanathan ...
Panjapakesan Iyer (Krishna's Cellmate)
Mahanadhi Shobana ...
Kaveri (Krishna's Daughter)
Cochin Hanifa ...
Dhanush (as V.M.C. Hanifa)
Sennalkudi Lakshmi ...
Krishna's Mother-in-Law (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Tulasi ...
Manju
Mahanadhi Shankar ...
Dulcana
Rajesh ...
Muthusamy
Thalaivasal Vijay ...
Mannangkatti
Sangeetha ...
Older Kaveri Krishnaswamy
Mohan Ram
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Kamal Haasan plays a simple-minded widower, whose attempt at Chit Fund management with a crooked pimp lands him in jail. While his own existance is made miserable by fellow convicts and corrupt wardens, his family disintegrates without a breadwinner. Upon his release, he has reconstruct his family while struggling to resist the temptation for vengeance. Unrelenting tragedy with some very good scenes. One of Kamal's underrated performances. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Best Ever in Tamil
13 October 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

MAHANADHI..., its one of the best movie ever came in Tamil and also in future no movie can defeat this.. the role Krishna, could never played by any other actor. None can control their tears, when they watch this movie at any number of times. Movie clearly shown how a normal man get attracted by money and how he lose his happiness. also how some rich people were greedy about money, gals,etc. the scenes took place inside prison were awesome. no other movie shown the actual scenes like that.

A great try by Kamalhasan (god of Tamil cinema). actually Oscar missed this movie... not this movie missed Oscar.

the villain role played by Hanifa is fantastic. whenever i used to see him in any other movies, i felt angry with him. we cannot see any blunder in this whole movie. Music by Maestro, is a strong backbone for this movie. we can feel the romance and sadness of krishna from the background score. feel proud to write review for mahanadhi..


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