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Alai Payuthey (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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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 ...
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Kushboo ...
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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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Flowing Waves  »

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The accident that Shakthi (Shalini) faces towards the end of the movie is filmed in exactly the same way as the accident that Brad Pitt faces in Meet Joe Black. See more »

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Remade as Saathiya (2002) See more »

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A great movie on human relations
27 September 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The story of Alaipayuthey may be simple(like any other love story)but the way it is shown,i think all the credit goes to the brilliant Mani Ratnam,A.R.Rahman and cinematographer P.C.Sreeram.Every frame has some meaning in this movie.This movie is not only technically good,but also has moral sense.The lead roles played by madhavan and shalini are very impressive.Every single person who acted in this movie have given their full skills.I personally liked every single scene in this movie.Songs given by A.R.Rahman is one of his best.I think this movie is one of the best in tamil cinema's history.

A must see movie for all movie lovers.I'd recommend the DVD if you don't know the language.


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