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Avvai Shanmugi (1996)

A comedy drama where a man disguises as a maid to be with his daughter after his wife files for divorce.

Director:

K.S. Ravikumar

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Crazy Mohan (dialogue), Crazy Mohan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Pandyan / Avvai Shanmugi
Meena ... Janaki
Gemini Ganesan ... Vishwanathan Iyer
Nassar ... Bhai (as Nasser)
Heera Rajgopal ... Ratna
Delhi Ganesh ... Sethurama Iyer
Manivannan ... Mudaliyar
Nagesh ... Joseph
Balasubramaniam S.P. ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramesh Aravind ... Guest Appearance
Kanal Kannan Kanal Kannan ... Rouge
Ramesh Khanna
Kavithalaya Krishnan ... Lawyer
Crazy Mohan ... Interviewer
Raghuram Raghuram ... Guest Appearance
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A comedy drama where a man disguises as a maid to be with his daughter after his wife files for divorce.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

10 November 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bhamane Satyabhamane See more »

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The daughter is a fan of a song from Vijaypath (Ruk Ruk Ruk), which features Tabu. The Hindi remake Chachi 420 has Tabu actually playing the role of the mother. See more »

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Referenced in Remo (2016) See more »

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Fun to watch - a great remake of Mrs. Doubtfire
26 April 1999 | by bcsiegfrSee all my reviews

OK, I admit it right away - I understood almost no dialogue in Avvai Shanmugi. I watched it in the theatre in India with some friends. However, Kamala Hassan is a great actor and the plot seemed evident enough (and my friends helped).

I had not seen the American Mrs. Doubtfire that this is based on, so I cannot make the obvious comparison and contrast. However, Kamala Hassan made this movie a treat to watch. The movie progressed a little slowly, but most every scene was funny. The plot is relatively evident, even a non-Tamil speaker will enjoy it.

If you get an opportunity to see this movie, I would give it a try. If you have already seen Mrs. Doubtfire, you might be interested to see how the Tamil movie industry dealt with this theme.


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