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Episode 85: Michael Madana Kama Rajan Part 1 – Tamil Cinema History & Influences

One never tires of watching or talking about this landmark film in Tamil Cinema starring four Kamal Haasans, Nagesh, Khushboo, Urvashi, Nassar, Roopini, SN Lakshmi, Delhi Ganesh, Manorama et al. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao directed film of a Kamal Haasan screenplay with dialogues by Crazy Mohan, a truly collaborative mammoth effort – Michael Madana Kama Rajan – came into being in 1990 and has been etched in Tamil cinema lore forever. It’s a film that merits more than one episode and we are approaching each part focusing on one detail around the film.

In the first part, we talk about MMKR’s folktale origins, other cinema and histories that it has taken inspirations from and its tribute to doyens and history of Tamil cinema. Equanimus joins Aditya, Anantha and Deepauk for this series on MMKR.

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Linked here & here are the interviews of Singeetam Srinivasa Rao mentioned in the episode.

Click here for Part 2 and here for Part 3.


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