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Tani and Kamli are two sisters who live in Maharashtra, India. While Tani has married Bhaurao and lives a comfortable life in a village, Kamli has married a male in Bombay, where she lives ... See full summary »


Amol Palekar


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Credited cast:
Yogita Deshmukh Yogita Deshmukh ... Kamli's daughter
Shilpa Navalkar Shilpa Navalkar ... Tani Mausi
Mohan Gokhale ... Bhaurao
Atul Kulkarni ... Jadhav teacher
Leena Bhagwat Leena Bhagwat ... Tulsa
Renuka Daftardar Renuka Daftardar ... Kamli (the girl's mother)
Vasant Abaji Dahake Dahake Vasant Abaji Dahake Dahake ... Sreepu
Nimish Kathale Nimish Kathale ... Ningu
Sonali Kulkarni ... Kamli's daughter - as Adult
Akshay Pendse Akshay Pendse ... Mohanjjan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sameer Dainee Sameer Dainee ... Kamli's husband
Upendra Limaye ... Deshpande Teacher


Tani and Kamli are two sisters who live in Maharashtra, India. While Tani has married Bhaurao and lives a comfortable life in a village, Kamli has married a male in Bombay, where she lives a poor lifestyle with her brother, Sreepu, and a school-going daughter. After the passing away of her husband, Kamli becomes very depressed and eventually passes away. Sreepu takes her daughter to live with Tani in the village. Shortly after their arrival, Sreepu returns home to Bombay, while an overjoyed Tani welcomes her niece. Her husband, Bhaurao, is not at all pleased with the new arrival. Tani gets her niece admitted in the village school - only girl in the entire school. Her niece's talents go unnoticed by a careless Teacher, Deshpande, who eventually insults Tani and as a result she gets her admission annulled, and gets her admitted to another school run by Jadhav. While this does bring some stability in her niece's life, Tani's life is anything but, as she knows that her husband is having a... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Marathi | Hindi

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29 September 2000 (India) See more »

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The Raw Mango See more »

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One of the finest movies regarding childhood.
12 January 2004 | by isha_agarwallSee all my reviews

Amol Palekar,the director of Kairee a.k.a. The Raw Mango had earlier been popularly known for his comic roles in the hillarious comedies Naram Garam and Golmaal.As far as I know his works as a director also came in limelight for creating films on some very extraordinary but humane plots.I saw the movie Kairee on one of the regional channels in Uttar Pradesh,India where I live.The movie is about the growing up of a child in village and her relationships with different people specially her aunt Taani ( dynamically potrayed by debutant Shilpa Navalkar ).The script of the film is very powerful considering the fact that it has all the human ingredients pressed in a single rope.The landscapes in the film are used excellently as not only they add the touch of reality but also,I assure could be appealed by anyone from the world.Stage and film actor Manoj Bajpai once said that films are a director's medium,I sincierly hope that he should have seen this film because the performances by the actors is overwhelming and they steal the high points of the film from under the nose of their collegues.The film has the best products from the Maharastrian stage namely Mohan Gokhale,Atul Kulkarni and Sonali Kulkarni ( in a small role )and it only adds another cause to see the film.But if one performance which stand out it is that of Navalkar ( Taani Aunt )she is just fabulous not to forget the acting of Yogita Deshmukh as 'the girl' whose story the film is.

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