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Mahanadi (1993)

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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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Not all movies can be this one
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the summary suggests, not all movies can be like Mahandi. This is a movie of different caliber. I personally never had a chance to watch this movie to appreciate its content until the movie was played on TV. This movie is worth watching for its songs, Kamal Hassan's acting, entire crew who made a very serious movie happen. The movie begins with a respected small town man Krishna played by Kamal Hassan with his perfect family minus his wife. His two kids Cauvery(played by Mahanadi Shobana), Bharani(Notice all the character names are rivers in India). Having met his Childhood friend , he is allured into living in a bigger city. Decides to start a business in big city with wrong people. The wrong people really screw his life, he ends up in prison for the false charges of fraud. He has hard time in Prison with his honesty, having completed his term he if out of the prison to find out his kids are missing, act of Wrong people. Watch this movie to find out what really happens next , does he find his kids ? Music is worth listening, has got a touch of folk and classic. Worth watching. Alls well ends well... is it? Alls not well doesn't end well? Find out more than debating the correctness of previous statement.


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