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Aalavandhan (2001)

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The story follows Abhay (Haasan) who has a disturbed childhood and severe mental trauma misunderstands her to be Sister in Law Tejasvini (Raveena Tandon) who is supposed to marry his Army ... See full summary »

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Nandhakumar / Major Vijayakumar
Raveena Tandon ...
Tejaswini
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Sharmilee
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Dr. Srinivasa Rao
Milind Gunaji ...
Lt. Col. Santosh Kumar
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Kitu Gidwani ...
Nandhu / Vijay's Step-mother
Anuradha Hasan ...
Nandhu / Vijay's Mother
Major Ravi ...
Menon
Yashpal Sharma ...
Terrorist Gul
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The story follows Abhay (Haasan) who has a disturbed childhood and severe mental trauma misunderstands her to be Sister in Law Tejasvini (Raveena Tandon) who is supposed to marry his Army Commando twin brother Major Vijay (Haasan). When Abhay meets Tejasvini, who visualizes her as her evil step mother who was the cause of the fall of his family and the death of both his parents and separation from his twin brother whom he loves dearly. He escapes the mental asylum to fulfill his duty towards his brother by getting rid of the woman. There are a lot of action packed encounters that Abhay has with his own brother, the estranged wife and many other characters including a very fun loving and popular singer - actress Sharmilee (Manisha Koirala) (cameo) who all willingly or unwillingly come in midst of the fight of a right man at the wrong place within wrong circumstances. Written by Rohan Bhatt

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This movie prevailed as an inspiration for the animated sequence involving fight scenes and violence in the Quentin Tarantino movie - Kill Bill. See more »

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Things mis-understood,missed in Abhay
13 July 2008 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I was just looking at the ratings and comments of some of Kamal's bold ventures. A comment above said the rain song was useless. Hello, the rain song is a dream song. It is important because the psycho imagines the (Manisha)lady is asking him to attend the show. He attends the show thinking that Raveena (the women he wants to kill) would also be present as the show is covered by the TV Channel she's working.

For some who thought the movie was crap. Well, all i could say is if only you know the language (Tamil) and the original meanings, ul appreciate him. Kamal uses the different Indian languages and finds fun eg: Rao is a typical Telugu name and Rao also means early morning in Tamil. You would never get it in translated versions.

To point one, the narration of the kid-Nandhu(Psycho) is brilliant. When the brothers toss the coin to choose which 1 of them stays with father, Nandhu(Psycho) seeing it going against him would say, 'It's perhaps my duty to safeguard my lil brother. Even wen we (Brothers) wer born, I first let the younger one out (science - younger of the twin comes out 1st) and then came to the world. So perhaps this is what I am born for'...huh, who would get this! n then there r several pieces of brilliance in the movie.


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