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A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

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Mani Ratnam

Writer:

Mani Ratnam
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Credited cast:
Arvind Swamy ... Rishi Kumar (as Arvind)
Madhoo ... Roja
Pankaj Kapur ... Liaqat
Nassar ... Colonel Rayappa (as Naseer)
Shiva Rindani ... Waseem Khan (as Shiva)
Janakaraj ... Chajoo Maharaj (as Janakraj)
Vaishnavi Mahant Vaishnavi Mahant ... Shenbagam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vijaya Chandrika ... Roja's mother
Vatsala Rajagopal Vatsala Rajagopal ... Roja's paternal grandmother
C.K. Saraswathi C.K. Saraswathi ... Village Senior
Sathyapriya ... Rishikumar's mother
Sujatha ... Chinna Ponnu
Raju Sundaram ... Special appearance

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Roja, a young woman born and brought up in Southern India, prays that the handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, only to have the tables turned on her when he openly choses her over her sister (as her sister loves another). So Roja marries Rishi and they leave the village to settle in the city, where both fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds? Two of the songs are worth remembering after watching the Hindi-dubbed version of the movie: "Dil hai chhotasa, chhotisi aasha, masti bhare man ki bholisi aasha, chand ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Karishma Kapoor was offered the role of the Kashmiri girl. But she turned it down because she did not want to do a supporting role. See more »

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Followed by Bombay (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Chinna Chinna Aasai (Bit)
(Hindi: "Chhoti Si Asha (Bit)")
Sung by Minmini
Music composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi Lyrics by P.K. Mishra
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Excellent movie, beautiful locations and songs
28 November 1998 | by satyakvvSee all my reviews

I saw this movie 3 times.. lovely songs and locations. The story line is too good..


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Country:

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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

15 August 1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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