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Indian (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 May 1996 (India)
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A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

S. Shankar (screenplay), S. Shankar (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Senapathy / Chandra Bose
Sukanya ... Amrithavalli
Manisha Koirala ... Ishwarya
Urmila Matondkar ... Sapna
Nedumudi Venu ... Krishnaswamy
Goundamani ... Subbaiah
Kasturi Kasturi ... Kasthoori (Senapathy's Daughter)
Aruna Irani ... Gulabo Ram. Khilawan
Crazy Mohan ... Parthasarathy
Aachi Manorama ... (as Manorama)
Senthil ... Pannerselvam
Ajay Ratnam Ajay Ratnam
Nizhalgal Ravi
Bala Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Lever ... Parthasarathy (Hindi) (voice)
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Storyline

Circa the British rule in India, a man named Senapathy decides to rebel against the British in a violent way, learns a rare martial art that enables him to kill with his bare hands, and travels to Singapore, joins the Indian Liberation Army formed by renowned Subhash Chandra Bose, is one of the soldier's to engage the British into war. He subsequently joins a death squad in order to destroy British tanks. While all of the others succeed in carrying out their mission, Senapathy is captured, jailed, beaten, and mercilessly tortured by the British. Upon his release, he is looked after by a woman named Namrata, whose honor he had saved from the British - who had captured two truckloads of women protesters, burned their clothing, and forced them to commit suicide. Namrata and Senapathy marry, India gains independence, and they soon have two children - Chandrabose and Kasthoori. Years later Chandra quarrels with his honest and straight-laced father, leaves home, so that he can earn enough ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Biggest Indian Film Ever Made...

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Telugu

Release Date:

9 May 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bharateeyudu See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Budget:

INR180,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shankar wanted Aishwariya Rai to debut in the film.As she was committed to her ad agency for some projects she couldn't do the film and Manisha Koirala was signed whose character in the film is called Aishwariya. See more »

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Referenced in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) See more »

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Produced by: A.R. Rahman
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One of Kamalhassan's best films in his career
30 October 1999 | by JeyabalSee all my reviews

Firstly, I like to say I am a Kamalhassan fan. But you don't have to be Kamal fan to enjoy this film. This is one of his best performances in his career. I rate this film has one of my all time favourites. The climax was very surprising and unpredictable. The film has a great cast. Kamal dominates the film, as father and son. Sughanya also gives good supporting performance. A mixture of a great script, good cast, good songs, and good actions scenes make this a 8.5 out of 10.


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