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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (वन्स अपॉन ए टाईम इन मुम्बई ) 2010

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Release Date14-February-1987
Divya ChandramouliRevathi
V.K Ramaswamy
Kamala Kamesh
Divya Chandramouli is a free-spirited college student from a conservative family. Her father works for the government and is very strict about her conduct. One day, Divya learns of a marriage proposal for her, which her parents are looking forward to. Unwilling to get married, and hoping the groom's family will reject her, she deliberately arrives home late. To her surprise, the groom, Chandrakumar, and his family are patiently waiting for her. Divya talks arrogantly to Chandrakumar in an attempt to make him dislike her, but an undeterred Chandrakumar says that he likes her and agrees to the marriage. Divya initially refuses, but when her father suffers a heart attack, the family pleads with her to accept the proposal so that he can recover quickly. Succumbing to family pressure, Divya marries Chandrakumar.

After their marriage, Chandrakumar takes Divya to Delhi. She is unable to accept him as her husband and constantly snubs him. When Chandrakumar asks Divya what she wants as a wedding gift, she asks him for a divorce. Startled, Chandrakumar asks her the reason for a divorce. In a flashback, Divya remembers when she was in love with a man named Manohar, whom she met during her college days. Manohar and his gang assault the son of an MP named Thamizhmani and steal his money. Considering it as a gang theft, Divya reports Manohar to the police, who arrest him. She later learns that Thamizhmani's son had run over a poor girl with his car and Manohar had stolen the money to pay for the girl's treatment. Divya feels guilty and bails him out of the police station.

Manohar falls in love with Divya and tries to win her love. Divya initially rejects him but eventually reciprocates his feelings. Manohar is a member of a revolutionary group, which plans to hold an illegal rally. Divya does not approve of his participation in such activities and persuades him not to attend the rally. Manohar accepts her persuasion on the condition that she marries him. On the day of their marriage, Manohar is falsely charged for participating in the rally and is arrested by the police, but escapes and runs to the marriage registrar's office where Divya is waiting for him. In the following chase, a policeman shoots Manohar and he dies in front of Divya, leaving her distraught.

Chandrakumar is ready to overlook Divya's past, but she is unable to accept another man in her life. Seeking a divorce, the pair approach a lawyer, who tells them that according to the Hindu Marriage Act, since they are newlyweds they must wait for at least one year before they can file for divorce. The couple are forced to live with each other for a year.

Later, Chandrakumar is attacked by his company's labourers because he had earlier suspended their union leader. Divya admits him to a nearby hospital, where he survives after getting proper treatment. After his discharge from the hospital, Divya takes care of him and realises that she has fallen in love with him and tries to show it by wearing the anklets he gave her just after their marriage. Irritated by Divya's immature acts, Chandrakumar asks her to return to her parent's home and books tickets for her travel. At the railway station, Chandrakumar gives Divya the divorce papers that she had earlier requested as a wedding gift. Divya breaks down and admits to Chandrakumar that she loves him. Chandrakumar comes to terms with his repressed feelings and finally unites with Divya.
BannerSujatha Productions
DirectorMani Ratnam
WriterMani Ratnam
Music DirectorIlaiyaraaja
Film EditingB. Lenin, V.T.Vijayan
Art Director
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersSP Balu, S.Janaki, SP Sailaja
Rakesh (Venkatesh) an angry young man who is a honest lawyer, disciple of justice and treated as great personality by poor people. He lives with his mother Sarada (Srividhya), she is not only a mother but also a good friend to him. Rakesh has strong animosity with his father Mahendra (Girish Karnad) a MLA that's why he is separated from him. Sandhya (Ramya Krishnan) a journalist tries for Rakesh interview but he does not cooperate so she follows him like white on rice and falls in love with him. Sandhya tells her love to Rakesh's mother Sarada then she reveals Rakesh's past. Rakesh is a energetic guy 4 years back who enjoys day to day life, he falls in love with a middle class girl Surekha (Prema), but his father Mahendra fixes his marriage with a big politician's daughter for his political growth. Rakesh rejects that match and makes marriage arrangements with Surekha, to stop it Mahendra traps Surekha and proves her as a prostitute in court for that Surekha commits suicide. In the anger Rakesh goes to kill Mahendra but he leaves him for his mother's sake and they both separated from him. After listening this Sandhya still loves him, she expresses her love to him and slowly he also starts liking her and prepares himself to marry her. Meanwhile, Mahendra gets a problem to his political carrier because of his family disturbances, he tries again to patch up with his family but Rakesh turns down him, in that frustration he kills his keep Balamani (Krishnaveni). To escape from the murder case he asks Rakesh to take case but he refuses, he blackmails him a lot even then Rakesh doesn't come down. At last Mahendra plays with Sarada's emotions which influences Rakesh to take up Mahendra's case, that torches Rakesh a lot because he knows that he is doing injustice. Finally, his mother gives freedom to him to fight against Mahendra. Ultimately Rakesh proves that Mahendra is a culprit and protects the justice.

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