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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director:

Sigitham Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)

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Sigitham Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Unemployed graduate
Amala Akkineni ... Magician's daughter (as Amala)
Tinnu Anand ... Killer
Narayana P.L. Narayana P.L. ... Beggar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farida Jalal ... Magician's wife
Sameer Kakkad Sameer Kakkad
Sameer Khakhar Sameer Khakhar ... Rich man (as Samir Khakhar)
Ramya Krishnan ... Rich man's wife (as Ramya)
Loknath Loknath ... Hotel owner (as Lokanath)
Prathap Pothen ... Lover (as Pratap Potan)
K.S. Ramesh K.S. Ramesh ... Magician
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An unemployed youth (Kamal) dreams of living well. One evening, he finds a drunken industrialist (Sameer Khakkar) passed out in a gutter, and takes the opportunity to switch places with him. He finds love, intrigue, and the good life in his new home, Pushpak, a hotel where the industrialist was booked in. A silent masterpiece. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Release Date:

10 September 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Chariot See more »

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The movie speaks for itself
16 September 2005 | by murali83See all my reviews

Well, the movie might belong to the genre of silent movies, but the movie speaks for itself. Instant Classic, Amazing direction truly flawless acting make this a memorable experience.

Kamal has shown in this movie, what skill set someone requires to reach high standards. The movie has comedy, nice drama and an exceptional ending to wind it all.

This movie was rightly honored by the Cannes Jury in 1988 and I would say it deserves much more. It can be appreciated by everyone. If you are not an Indian maybe you will take 20-25 Min's to start appreciating the movie, but take my words, after that you'll love it.

It is a redefining piece of work in Indian Cinema. A silent movie itself has its own charm, but this one is a silent movie with a great story and a marvelous crew to support that. This is more than perfect.


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