Synopsis: A school-teacher in India sires a son named Gurukant, but is disappointed as the child fails to live up to his high expectations. When Gurukant grows up, he is unable to secure decent employment in India, so finds a way to go to Turkey, where he finds employment. When he returns back to India, he wants to start his own business, but is unable to do so, as he does not have enough money. So he does some research, gets to meet Sujata, the daughter of a wealthy man named Jignesh, and marries her. After the marriage, Gurukant finds out that Sujata has a dark past, but he ignores this - for his one motive is to be to rise in the eyes of his father - and get rich.
Director(s): Mani Ratnam
Production: Adlabs Films
  11 wins & 24 nominations.
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166 min

Must have received ten

twenty lakh canings.

And look at the

progress you've made!

lf l'd known earlier,

l would have hit.. till you

became the Prime Minister.

For me?


How many days have you taken off?

As many as l want.

- What do you mean?

Meaning, l've left the job.

But your brother said that they've

promoted you and

tripled your salary.

Yes. - but l've worked

enough for the white man..

l want to do business.

What do you know about business?

When i did business..

..l could hardly put

food on the table.

Just because you failed,

doesn't mean l won't pass.

Keep it. lt'll help you

keep track of the bad time.

Return his money.

lf you setup your home, with his

money your wife will run away.

Go do business.

Do you remember how we would run up?

Carrying huge tins, bhajiya in one...

..Kachori in the other!

Bastard, you've been selling

something or the other since childhood.

Three paise profit for one bhajia...

..and the

bhajiya's weren't even hot.

After climbing all

these stairs we should.. least make

half a paise profit..



Bapu will never agree..

he is a money lender..

King of misers!

l've fifteen thousand.

l need another fifteen.

He won't invest. He's saved

it for my sister's wedding.


- Yes.

How much?

Twenty five thousand.

l'll marry her.


Marry her to me.

She is elder to us by a year.

One, two years is no big deal.

Don't talk without thinking.

Look, all l know is that

l'm ready to marry her.

Then we'll be business partners.


You will receive a dowry

and make me an equal partner?

You'll also be part of the dowry.

How do l tell bapu?

l won't be able to.

l'm marrying, not stealing.

- l'll talk to him.

Have you come to talk about

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Mani Ratnam

Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam (born 2 June 1956), commonly known by his screen name Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, acknowledging his contributions to film in 2002. Despite being born into a film family, Mani Ratnam did not develop any interest towards films when he was young. Upon completion of his post graduation in management, he started his career as a consultant. He entered the film industry through the 1983 Kannada film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. The failure of his subsequent films would mean that he was left with fewer offers. However, his fifth directorial outing, Mouna Ragam (1986), established him as a leading filmmaker in Tamil cinema. He followed that with Nayakan (1987). Mani Ratnam is well known for his "Terrorism trilogy" consisting of Roja (1992), Bombay (1995), and Dil Se.. (1998). Mani Ratnam is married to Tamil actress Suhasini and has a son with her. He has won several film awards, including six National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards South and three Bollywood Filmfare Awards. more…

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