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Alai Payuthey (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 14 April 2000 (India)
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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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Mani Ratnam (dialogue), Mani Ratnam (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Genres:

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR350,000,000
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Production Co:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A great movie on human relations
27 September 2004 | by navya_hermioneSee all my reviews

The story of Alaipayuthey may be simple(like any other love story)but the way it is shown,i think all the credit goes to the brilliant Mani Ratnam,A.R.Rahman and cinematographer P.C.Sreeram.Every frame has some meaning in this movie.This movie is not only technically good,but also has moral sense.The lead roles played by madhavan and shalini are very impressive.Every single person who acted in this movie have given their full skills.I personally liked every single scene in this movie.Songs given by A.R.Rahman is one of his best.I think this movie is one of the best in tamil cinema's history.

A must see movie for all movie lovers.I'd recommend the DVD if you don't know the language.


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