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Kadhalar Dinam (1999)

Two college students, the slum child Raja and the dean's daughter Roja, chat with each other over the Internet and fall in love. However, Roja is engaged and Raja cannot bear to disrespect her father, to whom he owes his livelihood.

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Kathir

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Kathir
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kunal Kunal ... Raja
Sonali Bendre ... Roja
Nassar ... Dean Ramachandra (as Nasser)
Goundamani ... Professor Romeo
Manivannan ... Manivannan
Chinnijayanth Chinnijayanth ... Maandi (as Chinni Jayanth)
Rambha ... Special Appearance (Song)
Lekha Washington ... Special Appearance (Song)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kalpana Iyer Kalpana Iyer
Anupam Kher ... Col. Renah Abdulla
Johnny Lever ... Professor
Raju Shrestha ... Raju
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Storyline

Ram Chandra is a Tamilian who lives in a shanty hut in Bombay's Dharavi, along with his mom and a younger sister. He dream is to attend school, which he does so, after his sister is loaned out to a beggar to collect alms, but she is unable to withstand hunger for long and passes away. Ram leaves home and subsequently works hard, studies, becomes rich and constructs several colleges to accommodate needy students. One such student he accommodates is a new arrival from Allahabad, Raja, and he arranges his admission in Ram Chandra College for Business Management along with full board and shelter. He also helps Raja sort out his personal problems, including his romance with a young woman he met at the Cyber Café and then at Bandra Railway Station. While Ram Chandra is busy arranging his daughter's marriage with Rajesh Gupta, the only son of a multi-millionaire and educationist, he is quite unaware that the object of Raja's affections is none other than Roja, his very own daughter. Watch ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

When Hearts Collide See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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This is A.R. Rahman's favourite film for which he has composed the soundtrack. See more »

Soundtracks

Kadhalenum
Sung by Balasubramaniam S.P. (as S.P. Balasubramaniam) and Swarnalatha
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Sujatha, Vairamuthu and Vallee
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Not the best Bollywood
19 September 2009 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

Having recently discovered Bollywood films we are trying out different titles. This one goes on the bottom of the list, whereas Bride and Prejudice remains at the very top. Hearts Collide starts out overly dramatic with a young man weeping his story out to an interested soldier at a train station and it continues for three hours. Three hours! There were aspects of the plot that held well, such as the near misses of the on-line lovers meeting, and the altruistic intentions of the college president to help the young man. Yet the usual array of song and dance were way overdone, and the strung out finale was almost too much. The nearly ten years age of this film shows. Bollywood has greatly improved in plot, pace, and music over the years. I suggest this film as a means of showing where Bollywood started.


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