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Alaipayuthey (2000)

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After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Karthik
Shalini ...
Shakti
Swarnamalya ...
Poorni
V. Natarajan ...
Karthik's father
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ...
Karthik's mother
Ravi Prakash ...
Father of Shakti (as Ravi Prakaash)
Jayasudha ...
Mother of Shakti
Vivek ...
Shakti's cousin
Sukumari ...
Shakti's Aunty
Azhagam Perumal ...
House Owner (as Alagam Perumal)
Karthik Kumar ...
American maapillai
Arvind Swamy ...
Guest Appearance (as Aravinda Samy)
Khushboo ...
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Kumar Natarajan ...
Karthik's brother (Lawyer)
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Karthik (Madhavan) is frantic after the disappearance of his wife Shakti (Shalini). Told in flashbacks, the film traces their brief marriage as the couple's dreamy romance runs through the usual gamut of highs and lows. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Also Known As:

Flowing Waves  »

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Originally, famous actress and singer Vasundhara Das was considered for the role of Shakti. However, Shalini ended up bagging the role. See more »

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Mani Ratnam Attempts An Urban Love Story
17 December 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

With 'Alai Payuthey', Mani Ratnam comes back with an urban love story set in contemporary India. While he has used similar themes in his previous films such as 'Bombay', it was usually against the backdrop of another theme such as the case of political Hindu-Muslim dilemma in 'Bombay'. 'Alai Payuthey' solely focuses on Karthik and Shakti's love story and how it develops from before till after marriage. Ratnam's storytelling is sincere and even though one has witnessed such story numerous times in Indian cinema, 'Alai Payuthey' feels fresh. The chemistry between Madhavan and Shalini, the romantic moments, Karthik and Shakti's struggle post marriage, the guilt etc..all of it is well demonstrated. There are a few glitches here and there, like some of the petty fights between the newly weds seems a little too petty to be believable. A.R. Rehman's melodious soundtrack is mesmerizing but a few of the songs, especially the item number, could have better been left out. The two leads are outstanding but the 'Alai Payuthey' belongs to Madhavan. The actor really gets under the skin of the character. Shalini too is brilliant though at times she's a little over the top. The supporting cast is adequate. Overall, this is another winner for Mani Ratnam and I hope he comes back to making good films like he did before 'Yuva'.


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