Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
Kandukondain Kandukondain (Tamil: ????????????? ?????????????; English: I Have Found It) is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film based on Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility . Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film features an ensemble cast of Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai and Abbas in the lead roles. Veteran actors Srividya, Raghuvaran and Manivannan also played other pivotal roles in the film.
The plot features two young sisters with differing views on love who find themselves with three suitors. The elder sister attracts the attention of an aspiring film director, while a wounded commando falls for her younger, hopelessly romantic sister but hesitates because he is much older than she. Meanwhile, the younger sister meets and falls for an upcoming businessman with a passion for Indian poetry. However problems lap up from different directions, resulting in emotional turmoil for both sisters. Whom the sisters marry forms the crux of the story.
The film opened to Indian audiences after several delays, on 5 May 2000 gaining positive reviews and becoming a successful venture commercially. The film was also dubbed and released in the Telugu language as Priyuraalu Pilichindi, whilst the producers opted to release subtitled versions of the film worldwide. The film’s soundtrack scored by A. R. Rahman, won critical acclaim and set a ten year long sales record, whilst a song composed by him and sung by Shankar Mahadevan won a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in the process. The film went on to feature in international film festivals and gain notable awards.