The Duo (1997)

Director
Mani Ratnam

Main cast
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; Mohanlal; Prakash Raj; Gowthami; Madhoo

Genres
Drama

Description
A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.


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