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Alai Payuthey (2000)

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After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.

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Mani Ratnam

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Cast

Credited cast:
Madhavan ... Karthik
Shalini ... Shakti
Swarnamalya ... Poorni
V. Natarajan V. Natarajan ... Karthik's father
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Karthik's mother
Ravi Prakash Ravi Prakash ... Father of Shakti (as Ravi Prakaash)
Jayasudha ... Mother of Shakti
Vivek ... Shakti's cousin
Sukumari ... Shakti's Aunty
Azhagam Perumal ... House Owner (as Alagam Perumal)
Karthik Kumar Karthik Kumar ... American maapillai
Arvind Swamy ... Guest Appearance (as Aravinda Samy)
Kushboo ... Guest Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Venu Arvind Venu Arvind
Kumar Natarajan Kumar Natarajan ... Karthik's brother (Lawyer)
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Storyline

Karthik (Madhavan) is frantic after the disappearance of his wife Shakti (Shalini). Told in flashbacks, the film traces their brief marriage as the couple's dreamy romance runs through the usual gamut of highs and lows. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Official Sites:

Madras Talkies

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Alaipayuthey See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 350,000,000
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Madras Talkies See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This is first film of R Madhavan as a lead actor whereas it was the last film for the lead actress Shalini kumar. See more »

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a poignant work
15 December 2006 | by alvk_svce_chennaiSee all my reviews

At first sight this may seem like just another feel good film about love.But the core theme of this film is the complexities that lovers-turned-couples face.

The chemistry between the film's lead pair is good.the hero steals your heart with his expressions right from his introductory song. the score is exceptional in the original version.But in the Hindi version the lyrics suffer proving that the music is complex.

The lyrics deserve a special mention. especially when the lyricist tries to visualise the colour red through the legs of a new born baby and brings out the difference between marriage and love.

Cinematography is the hallmark of this film. various parts of India such as Kashmir,kerala,chennai and goa are picturised beautifully in the song sequences.

The maker has been successful in bringing the muted emotions to the fore.The film sends a subtle message that love before marriage is shortlived and more of illusion while the affection that blossoms after marriage is permanent and real.


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