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Mahanadi (1993)

| Crime, Drama | 1993 (India)
A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail.

Director:

Santhana Bharathi

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (dialogue), Kamal Haasan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Krishna
Sukanya ... Yamuna
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan ... Panjapakesan Iyer (Krishna's Cellmate)
Mahanadhi Shobana Mahanadhi Shobana ... Kaveri (Krishna's Daughter)
Cochin Hanifa ... Dhanush (as V.M.C. Hanifa)
Sennalkudi Lakshmi Sennalkudi Lakshmi ... Krishna's Mother-in-Law (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Tulasi Tulasi ... Manju
Mahanadhi Shankar Mahanadhi Shankar ... Dulcana
Rajesh Rajesh ... Muthusamy
Thalaivasal Vijay ... Mannangkatti
Sangeetha Sangeetha ... Older Kaveri Krishnaswamy
Mohan Ram Mohan Ram
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohan Natarajan Mohan Natarajan ... Venkatachalam
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Storyline

Kamal Haasan plays a simple-minded widower, whose attempt at Chit Fund management with a crooked pimp lands him in jail. While his own existence is made miserable by fellow convicts and corrupt wardens, his family disintegrates without a breadwinner. Upon his release, he has reconstruct his family while struggling to resist the temptation for vengeance. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1993 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Maha Nadhi See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR45,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sri Amman Creations See more »
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Trivia

The names of the lead characters are also the names of main rivers in india. Kamal:krishna The late mother(wife of Krishna) : Narmadha Suganya: yamuna Daughter: kaveri Son: bharani See more »

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25 August 2004 | by goldbergvariationsSee all my reviews

One of the best movies to have come out of India in the last ten years. Traces the story of a well-respected man in a small village who is conned into coming to the city and starting a business.

He goes to jail for false charges of swindling money. He struggles to come to terms with life in jail. On the outside terrible things happen to his young son and daughter. The people who cheat him screw around with his kids further.

To find out what happens next watch the movie. Watch out for Kamal Hasan's acting. He is a legend in his own right in India. Can't believe this movie bombed in the box office.


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