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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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Credited cast:
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Krishna
Sukanya ...
Yamuna
Poornam Vishwanathan ...
Panjabi (Krishna's Cellmate)
Mahanadhi Shobana ...
Kaveri (Krishna's Daughter)
Cochin Hanifa ...
Con Man (as V.M.C. Hanifa)
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Sennalkudi Lakshmi ...
Krishna's Mother-in-Law (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Thalaivasal Vijay
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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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A Tamizh movie classic (10/10)
23 August 2002 | by (San Franciso, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a typical Kamal, Santhana Barathi, Ilayaraaja classic and one of the movies Kamal has done his best without overdoing (which IMO he frequently does).

It's the story of an innocent village widower businessman who leads a simple life along with his children and Mother-in-law. He yields to temptation of moving to the city to make big money. Then starts all the trouble and pain that he has to face. The movie is really intense,dark and tragic.I will say no more for it will spoil the suspense.

Illayaraja has done his part by providing the movie with a great musical score.

Mahanadi is probably one of the few thamizh movie worth the time. 10/10 for the acting, direction and the music.


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