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Alai Payuthey (2000)

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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Karthik
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Shakti
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Poorni
V. Natarajan ...
Karthik's father
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Karthik's mother
Ravi Prakash ...
Father of Shakti (as Ravi Prakaash)
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Mother of Shakti
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House Owner (as Alagam Perumal)
Karthik Kumar ...
American maapillai
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Venu Arvind
Kumar Natarajan ...
Karthik's brother (Lawyer)
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Storyline

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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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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Another Heart Soothing Movie ...
14 October 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Mani Ratnam has once again created a movie par excellence. A movie with a romantic touch takes you through a romantic journey in which you are glued to your seat on account of the excellent cinematography...A.R.Rehman's ear soothing numbers add color to the movie..Pleasing choreography and camera work for the song "Pachai Niramae" is a treat for eyes...Unique editing adds to the success of the movie..Overall a movie that any movie buff does not want to miss... Mani continues to mesmerize people with his simple telling techniques.. Creativity added with good script has been always been Mani Ratnam's trademark.. "Roja","Nayagan","Thalapathi" and now "Alai Payuthey" speak why Mani Ratnam is one of the best directors' India has ever seen...


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