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Michael Madana Kama Rajan (1990)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 17 October 1990 (India)
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A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults.


Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)


Kamal Haasan (screenplay), Kader Kashmiri (story) | 2 more credits »
Top Rated Telugu Movies #9 | 1 win. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Michael / Madan / Kameshwaran / Raju
Urvashi ... Tiruppurasundari (Kameshwaran's lover)
Roobini ... Chakku Bai (as Rupini)
Kushboo ... Shalini (Raju's lover)
Nagesh ... Avinashi
Delhi Ganesh ... Palakkad Mani Iyer (Kameshwaran's adoptive father)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anannthu Anannthu ... Henchman (as Ananthu)
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Michael's adoptive father
Typist Gopu Typist Gopu
Jayabharati ... The Quadruplets' Mother
R.N. Jayagopal R.N. Jayagopal ... Nandagopal
Praveen Kumar ... Bheem boy (Madan's bodyguard)
Sennalkudi Lakshmi Sennalkudi Lakshmi ... Tiruppurasundari's grandmother
Aachi Manorama ... Ganga Bai (Chakku Bai's mother) (as Manorama)

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Quadruplets of a rich family are separated at birth by a jealous uncle. One of them ends up with the real father, and grows up to be a suave millionaire. The other three end up in various places: one becomes a fireman, another a wedding cook, and the last a thug. The thug is coincidentally hired to bump off the millionaire, who in the meantime switches places with the fireman. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Comedy | Musical


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A masterpiece!
20 February 2005 | by srkarthikSee all my reviews

I agree with one of the previous posters!! Undoubtedly one of the best comedies ever made in any language!

I have seen some of the great comedies like "Some Like it Hot":AFI's #1, "The Producers", "Annie Hall", etc. but this movie will just hold its own, if only audiences can understand the language/ethnicity, if only...

Yes, it is completely unknown outside of South India/Tamilnadu and unfortunately, no amount of sub-titles will ever convey the comic timing of its script.

The screenplay and the script is just too good! I have lost count on the number of times I have seen it but this is one movie I can never get tired of!

Unless & otherwise you were actually born & brought up in that area (urban TamilNadu) it would also be an exercise in futility to explain to an outsider, some of the characterizations in the movie (obviously "Kameshwaran" the cook).

It is a pity that this movie can be cherished only by an esoteric group. That group knows what I am talking about.

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Telugu | Tamil

Release Date:

17 October 1990 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Micheal Madana Kamaraju See more »

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P. A. Arts Productions See more »
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