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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maya
... Tara, the Queen
... Jai Kumar
... Raj Singh
... Rasa Devi, teacher of the Kama Sutra
Khalid Tyabji ... Biki
Arundhati Rao ... Annabi
Surabhi Bhansali ... Young Maya
Garima Dhup ... Young Tara
Pearl Padamsee ... Maham Anga
Kusum Haidar ... Dilki
... Doctor Mani
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Babu
... Rupa (as 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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Passion. Pleasure. Power. See more »


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

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28 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Kama Sutra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,499, 2 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,109,095, 29 June 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Rekha's first movie in English. See more »

Goofs

The bandage on Tara's wrist is missing as she extends her arm to Maya, but it reappears in the close-up of their arms in next sequence. 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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Referenced in American Desi (2001) See more »

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Maya Becomes a Courtesan
Written and Performed by Ustad Vilayat Khan (as Ustad Vilayat H. Khan)
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Excellent movie and supreme eye candy...
20 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've watched this film over and over again and it just gets better. It's actually based on a book called "Hand-Me-Downs" which you'll understand after you've watched it. As the last person who commented on this stated it's not the "Kama Sutra" you're thinking of. There IS sex, there IS a bit of violence, but don't watch this with the hopes of seeing your average vulgar action and sex film. The women in the film are instructed and shown how to the master the art of Kama Sutra, mind you the ART not the positions. Anyway, the film setting is gorgeous and the acting is superb. You'll recognize Sarita Choudhury as Tara if you've already watched Mississippi Massala. Indira Varma does an excellent job in expressing her revenge, regret, and mystery in Tara's character. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE did an excellent job in this film.


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