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Thenali (2000)

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Jayaram ...
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Thenali (Kamal) is a traumatized Sri Lankan Tamil, who has is beset by a variety of elaborate phobias. A psychiatrist Panchabutam (Delhi Ganesh), convinced that Thenali is impossible, refers him to rival shrink Kailash (Jayaram). The doctor takes an instant dislike to his new patient, while his wife (Devyani) and sister (Jyothika) take more of a liking to him than Kailash would like. Interesting Sri Lankan accent, though mostly wasted on an overdone film. Kamal overacts. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Remake of What About Bob? (1991) See more »

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Alangatti Mazhai
Written by: Kalaikumar
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Kamal Haasan, Srinivas, Sujatha, Silono Rath and Saranya Srinivas
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Rib TIckling Comedy
2 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One Amazing Movie with Loads of Amazingly funny dialogues. Have laughed non-stop for scenes together.Kamal Hassan is undoubtedly the KING of comedy!! his acting, his vel, his mannerisms is just Mind blowing.Not to undermine Jayarams acting.His comedy timing is AWESOME too. Every character has some really funny dialogues from Diamond Babu's "I love.. Murkku" , to a TV reporter saying "unga Mentalla Medicalla programma paarthern" to Matrabootham's assistant never getting the name Thenali right (he goes thru sundali anjali mandali and loads of other names!) Although its a ripoff from What about Bob (which was another great movie!), its definitely got its own charm. All in all, a GREAT movie watching experience which no one should miss


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