Mahanadi | Tamilian
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Santhana Bharathi


Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan

Mahanadi (Tamil: மகாநதி) is a Tamil-language Crime film which is Directed by Santhana Bharathi & performed by Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan and Released on 14 January 1993.

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    Krishnaswamy (Kamal Haasan) is a widower living happily along with his mother-in-law Saraswathi (S. N. Lakshmi), daughter Kaveri (Mahanadi Shobana) and son Bharani (Mahanadhi Dinesh) in a village near Trichy. Dhanush (Cochin Haneefa), a con from the city, has an eye on Krishna's prosperity and asks him to join his chit fund business. At first, Krishna is reluctant; however, when a rich friend from a foreign country visits his house, he too wants to be rich like them. Hence he agrees to Dhanush's proposal and arrives at the city. However, he is unaware of Dhanush's tricks and when Dhanush swindles away the chit fund money, the blame is put on Krishna, and he lands up in jail. He finds that even his future father-in-law Panjapakesan (Poornam Viswanathan) is also in jail for the same reason, whose daughter is Yamuna (Sukanya), working as a nurse. He advises Krishna not to be angry if the jailor is cruel, as he might be released sooner if he is submissive in the jail. During Krishna's tenure in jail, Yamuna takes care of his family. Due to unavoidable situations, his mother-in-law dies and his children go missing. Krishna learns this after coming out from jail suffering unnecessary hardships.

    Also Known As:

    மகாநதி | Maha Nadhi

    Release Date:

    14 January 1993


    Kamal Haasan

    Production Co:

    Sree Amman Creations


    US$2.4 million

    Box Office:

    US$2.9 million