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


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Cast overview:
Sukanya ...
Poornam Vishwanathan ...
Panjapakesan Iyer (Krishna's Cellmate)
Mahanadhi Shobana ...
Kaveri (Krishna's Daughter)
Dhanush (as V.M.C. Hanifa)
Sennalkudi Lakshmi ...
Krishna's Mother-in-Law (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Tulasi ...
Mahanadhi Shankar ...
Rajesh ...
Sangeetha ...
Older Kaveri Krishnaswamy
Mohan Ram


Kamal Haasan plays a simple-minded widower, whose attempt at Chit Fund management with a crooked pimp lands him in jail. While his own existence 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. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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The names of the lead characters are also the names of main rivers in india. Kamal:krishna Suganya: yamuna Daughter: kaveri Son: bharani See more »

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well enacted movie by Kamalahassan
18 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

this is one of the Tamil movies which will appeal to international audience! Krishna(Kamalahassan) a widower,living happily with his two kids and his mother in a village near Srirangam! in a thrush of greed,brainwashed by an urban con man (v.M.C.Haneefa)he starts a financial company with his partnership, in the city Chennai. then the story shockingly reveals,how the city and its materialism ruins him and his family before his innocence comprehend its deceptive ways! Kamalahassan could challenge any actor in the world on any role! the scene when he finds his long lost daughter in a brothel in Calcutta, his emotional outburst, and the subsequent scene he trying to runaway carrying her in his arms through the mob of pimps,would substantiate that the statement made by me above is not an exaggeration! it may be a bit cinematic when he sets out for a revenge... and Yamuna(Suganya) may irritate you with a faulty Brahmin's dialect... apart from that its an excellent film utilizing fully the acting potentials of one of the world's best actor KAMALAHASSAN!

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