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Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)

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An Indian adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" focusing on two sisters of opposing temperaments.

Director:

Rajiv Menon

Writers:

Rajiv Menon, Sujatha (dialogue: Tamil version)
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Credited cast:
Ajith Kumar ... Manohar
Tabu ... Sowmya
Mammootty ... Captain Bala
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Meenakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Abbas ... Srikanth
Srividya ... Mahalakshmi
Shamili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pooja Batra ... Nandini Varma
Chandrakala
Arvind Krishna Arvind Krishna ... (as Aravind Krishna)
Lakshmi ... (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Manivannan ... Bala's Friend
Dino Morea ... Vinod
Unnikrishnan Nampoothiri
Raghuvaran ... Sowmya's Boss
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Storyline

Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is transplanted to contemporary Tamil-speaking India. Serious elder sister Sowmya falls in love with aspiring film director Manohar. Passionate younger sister Meenakshi is admired from afar by wounded commando Captain Bala, but her young heart is set on Srikanth, a businessman who shares her fondness for poetry. More complications arise when the sisters' grandfather passes away, and they loose their place in the family home. Written by L. Hamre

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Drama | Romance

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Prashanth was offered the role of Manohar. Although he agreed to work in the film, he wanted to be paired alongside Aishwarya Rai instead of Tabu. Rajiv Menon was against the idea of switching the lead actresses and Prashanth was forced to leave the film. The latter was replaced by Ajith Kumar. See more »

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Featured in Bollywood for Beginners (2002) See more »

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Engrossing and Beautiful.
6 December 2004 | by bubbleofearthSee all my reviews

The few Bollywood films I've seen have usually thrown me for a loop - I have trouble holding on to all of the plot points when the music videos interrupt - but this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. When the dancing happened, the story wasn't destroyed. The constant gorgeous visuals helped carry me through, and the actors were completely engaging. It was great to be able to enjoy Jane Austen again, without knowing quite what would happen next.

Someone must have misunderstood the system when rating this movie. It's far better than the 6.1 it has right now. The only trouble I noticed was that Miss World kept outshining her surroundings, and occasionally drew my attention away from the story. No complaints, though.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

I Have Found It See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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