Gunaa (1991)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 47 mins

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Guna (Kamalahasan) is a mentally disturbed youth whose mother Mannonmani (Varalakshmi) runs a brothel. He is obsessed with fantasies in which he casts himself as Siva, expecting Abirami to come and redeem him. Having been persuaded by his uncle to break into a temple, Guna sees the beautiful heiress Roshni (Roshni) and takes her to be Abirami, abducting her first to the brothel and, when he cannot stay there with her, to Kodaikanal. Roshni eventually realises that the madman who kidnapped her is really a kind person and she gets him to betray their whereabouts to the police. When the cops arrive, Roshni begs Guna to surrender, promising that she will take care of him. However, when her evil guardian kills her, Guna retaliates and kills the villain before leaping to his death off a bridge, holding his beloved ‘Abirami’ in his arms, thus proving that nothing can separate Siva from Abirami.

Cast: Kamal Haasan

Crew: Santhana Bharathi (Director), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime

Release Dates: 05 Nov 1991 (India)

Tamil Name: குணா

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Did you know? This movie did not do exceedingly well at the box office, but received high critical acclaim and has since become considered a cult classic. Read More
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as Guna
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as Rosy
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as Mannonmani
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
01 
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan, S Janaki
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: S Janaki, Kamal Haasan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: S Varalakshmi
Trivia:
This movie did not do exceedingly well at the box office, but received high critical acclaim and has since become considered a cult classic.

This movie is a remake of the Hollywood movie "Sweet Hostage".

One of the highlights of this movie is its wonderful song, "Kanmani Anbodu" sung by Kamal Haasan and S Janaki. A line in that song stands out, striking a chord to the ensuing climax - "Manithar unarndhu kolla ithu manitha kaathal alla athayum thandi punithamanathu" (translates to : "For mere mortals cannot understand this divine love").

The cave where Guna hides Roshini aka Abirami is situated in between three naturally arranged imposing boulders. Due to this fact, from outside, when fog passes the cave, rises and comes out of the chimney-like opening, it appears as though a devil is cooking. For this mere reason, it was originally called as the Devil's Kitchen. Since the movie's release this almost untrespassed location, gathered popularity and has been rechristened to Guna Cave. It is currently a tourist attraction in Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu.