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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

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Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

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Mira Nair
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Indira Varma ... Maya
Sarita Choudhury ... Tara, the Queen
Ramon Tikaram ... Jai Kumar
Naveen Andrews ... Raj Singh
Rekha ... Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra
Khalid Tyabji Khalid Tyabji ... Biki
Arundhati Rao Arundhati Rao ... Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali Surabhi Bhansali ... Young Maya
Garima Dhup Garima Dhup ... Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ... Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar Kusum Haidar ... Dilki
Harish Patel ... Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Babu
Achala Sachdev ... Rupa (as Achla Sachdev)
Achla Sachdev Achla Sachdev ... Rupa
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Storyline

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Passion. Pleasure. Power. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong erotic sequences, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | India | UK | Japan | Germany

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,499, 2 March 1997

Gross USA:

$4,109,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,109,095
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot takes its origin from a short story by Urdu author Wajida Tabassum titled "Utra. See more »

Goofs

When teen Tara and Maya were dancing to the music in the sunlight, Maya's blouse under her armpit can be seen wet with sweats, on the next scene the sweat is decreased severely. See more »

Quotes

Maya: [At Tara's wedding] Oh Tara... all my life I have been wearing your used things. Now... something I have used will be yours forever.
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Alternate Versions

The US R-rated theatrical version was made available on video for some rental chains who do not carry NC-17 rated films. This version is also rarely available through some retailers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Desi (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter in Austria, Theme and Variations
Written and Performed by L. Subramaniam
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has some good moments
18 October 2001 | by injoySee all my reviews

The other review was very harsh. The film had some moments of delicacy and the sets were noteworthy. Most of the friends that saw the film with me, rather liked it. If you like India, you will like this film.


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