Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

1996

Action / Crime / Drama / History / Romance

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 6 10 9056

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Indira Varma as Maya
Sarita Choudhury as Tara, the Queen
Naveen Andrews as Raj Singh
Ramon Tikaram as Jai Kumar
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882.46 MB
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1hr 57 min
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1hr 57 min
P/S 9 / 24

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by drfit 9 / 10

Underrated, thought provoking and sexy

This visually beautiful movie has a 6.0 rating? The story is both interesting and a little complex. The acting is excellent and the characters realistic and appealing. The pacing is right on and the movie does not drag. This is hardly a visual guide to the Kama Sutra but it is still a very sexy picture. Is the low rating due to pornographic disappointment?

As my wife and I watched we were reminded of how tenuous love can be. A single moment of fear or misunderstanding can put a true love affair in jeopardy. This happened to us 43 years ago; fortunately we had a second chance. Not everyone does.

Searching for a stunningly photographed timepiece featuring characters you can relate to, a love story, and a bit of eroticism? You're going to like this film.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Decent Film in Retrospect

Set in 16th century India, this movie depicts the story of two girls who were raised together, though they came from different social classes. Tara (Sarita Choudhury) is an upper-caste princess while Maya (Indira Varma) is her beautiful servant. The two girls are best friends, but an undercurrent of jealousy and resentment is caused by Tara's haughtiness, symbolized by the fact that Maya is given Tara's hand-me-down clothes and never anything new to wear.

During filming in India, the name of the project was not revealed to government officials who would have denied the petition to film in India had it been called "Kama Sutra." Instead, it was called "Maya & Tara." Since government officials made many periodic visits to the set to ensure proper Indian film etiquette, the cast had to improvise fake scenes which avoided the nudity and sexuality central to the story. Upon completion, authorities screened the film and it was subsequently banned in India because of the erotic scenes that contained heterosexual as well as homosexual elements.

What really caught my attention about this film was Naveen Andrews. At the time he made this film, he was unknown, and remained largely unknown after the film. But then he was a main character in "Lost". I wonder how many people went back to see his past work, as it would completely change the way they might see him. It is also interesting that he has been cast in roles as both an Indian and an Iraqi. (Andrews happens to be a British-born Indian.)

Reviewed by Python Hyena 6 / 10

A Tale of Sex.

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996): Dir: Mira Nair / Cast: Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choundhury, Roman Tikaram, Indira Varma, Rekha: Looks more like a documentary than a feature film and sometimes contains the feel of a porn flick. It regards the confusion between love and lust and the physical and emotional. Set in India where it follows the sexual conquests of two males towards a woman named Maya. Actually it is two sisters who are the initial competitors. One is set to marry a ruler while the other is given to his courtesan. Maya seduces the ruler in a spite of revenge and flees. She encounters a tribesman with a chisel and he carves her image as a statue. The ruler will pay him for her identity. Laced with sex, sex and more sex before arriving at a very fatal conclusion. Beautiful music and stunning set pieces with fine directing by Mira Nair. Fine cast includes Naveen Andrews as the vengeful Prince whom will never receive the love he seeks due too his pride. Sarita Choundhury is Tara, Maya's sister. Roman Tikaram is the tribesman who faces fatal consequences for his dance with erotica. Indira Varma plays Maya whom must live with her actions. Rekha plays some sort of teacher of Kama Sutra. So, basically, she is a sex education representative. It is a film about sacrifice but Kama Sutra means various acts of lovemaking. Is this film suppose to be a guide? Score: 6 / 10

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