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


Rajiv Menon


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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pooja Batra ... Nandini Varma
Arvind Krishna Arvind Krishna ... (as Aravind Krishna)
Lakshmi ... (as S.N. Lakshmi)
Manivannan ... Bala's Friend
Dino Morea ... Vinod
Unnikrishnan Nampoothiri
Uma Padmanabhan Uma Padmanabhan ... Interviewer


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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This film was originally planned to be a multilingual project, whereas this film would be in Tamil and then dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam. However, it was only released in Tamil, with a subsequent dubbed version in Telugu. It was not dubbed in Hindi or Malayalam because the Hindi dubbed version of the director's previous film "Minsara Kanavu" was unsuccessful, though the Tamil and Telugu were successful. See more »


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Found Another Bollywood Fave
1 September 2009 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

Having watched Bride and Prejudice and being an Austen fan, I was more than curious to see how this adaptation of Sense and Sensibility would turn out. What a treat! This film takes the basic plot line of two sister's and their journey with love. There is an older sister who longs for love, yet puts family above her own needs, and the younger one, who nearly misses true love because of her inability to see past her romanticized ideas. The opening battle scenes are definitely not Austen, and neither are all the MTVized song and dance numbers. BUT, that's what makes this movie a unique screen experience. It's the blending of Western and Eastern ideas of a universal plot: love lost and love regained. There is comedy, romance, even action in this one. We are becoming definite fans of Bollywood films. They bring a new twist to the old Hollywood musicals of yesteryear, and subtitles don't get in the way of the entertainment. Very colorful, fun, and even enchanting.

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Release Date:

5 May 2000 (India) See more »

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I Have Found It See more »

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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2.35 : 1
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