Mahanadi () is a 1994 Tamil Indian film featuring Kamal Hassan, Sukanya, and Cochin Haneefa. It portrays the grief of a humble village man, who sees his family, property being ruined.It also depicts the growing problem of "Child Sex workers", where young girls are targeted and turned into flesh-trade. It got released in Telugu as a dubbed version with the same title. Mahanadi is also rated as one of Kamal Hassan's most realistic movies.
Krishnaswamy (Kamal Hassan) is a widower living happily along with his daughter and a young son in a village near to Trichy. Dhanush (V.M.C.Haneefa); a con from the city has an eye on Krishnaswamy's property and asks him to join his chitfund business. At first;Krishnaswamy was reluctant; however when a rich friend from a foreign country visits house;he too wants to be as rich like them.Hence he agrees to Dhanush's proposal and arrives at the city.However;he is unaware of Danush's tricks and when Dhanush swindles away the chitfunds money;the blame is put on Krishnaswamy.Krishnaswamy now lands up in jail.In jail;he finds that even his future father-in-law is also in jail for same reason.He advises Krishnaswamy not to be angry if the jailor is cruel;as he might be released sooner if he behaves normally in the jail.After suffering unnecessary hardships in the jail;Krishnaswamy comes out only to find that his mother-in-law died;his son has run away.
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