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The storyline of two women crossing a man's life is not uncommon, both in cinema and real life. After watching the trailer, we can't help but think of similar stories in Kollywood. Here are five films in which the hero falls in love with two heroines:
Gopurangal Saivathillai (1982)Gopurangal Saivathillai is a masterpiece from the 1980s that has inspired several films and serials. Murali, portrayed by actor Mohan, is a contemporary working man who wishes for a beautiful bride. Owing to his fear of his father, Murali is compelled to marry his father's childhood friend's daughter Arukkani (Suhasini), an uneducated country girl.
Mohan gets a transfer at work and meets the progressive and attractive Julie (Radha), whom he marries without his family's knowledge. Things spiral out of control when Arukkani winds up working as a maid at his new wife's home by mistake. The lead characters' performances make this rom-com memorable.
Sindhu Bhairavi (1985)Sindhu Bhairavi centers around a Carnatic singer J. K. Balaganapathi (Sivakumar), his wife Bhairavi (Sulakshana), and his lover Sindhu (Suhasini). JKB becomes hooked on alcohol at the height of his success due to issues from his affair, and his career takes a dip.
JKB's extramarital affair with Sindhu was not the result of a lack of love in his marriage with Bhairavi. He loved both women, but in the end, Sindhu decides to give her baby to Bhairavi and leave them, despite Bhairavi's desire that she remain.
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (1987)Gopi (Mohan) is married to Thulasi (Archana), his aunt's daughter; however, she is not ready to have a child soon. He falls in love with Radha (Radhika), a renowned singer, and marries her without Thulasi's knowledge.
Surprisingly, both women get pregnant, leading to a hilarious game of hide-and-seek as he tries to conceal his secret from them. This goes on until both wives are taken to the same hospital for delivery, at which and his deception is exposed. Thulasi and Radha eventually lead separate lives with Gopi and their children.
Veera (1994)Rajinikanth, who portrays Veera in the film, mistakenly marries two ladies, Devi (Meena) and Roopa (Roja). Veera's beloved Devi was thought to be dead, so he married his boss's daughter Roopa, only to discover Devi was still alive.
Both ladies embrace Veera and continue their lives with him, similar to the story of Rettai Vaal Kuruvi. However, they chose to live in the same house.
While they respect one other's affections for Veera, they are not yet ready to accept each other.
Capmaari (2019)Capmaari is one of the more recent films to feature a hero who has feelings for two women. Albert Jai, portrayed by actor Jai, is married to Jeni (Vaibhavi) and has an affair with one of his coworkers, Varsha (Athulya Ravi). The ladies begin to compete for Jai's affection.
While the climax reveals that Jai prefers Jeni over Varsha, it is revealed after a few years that Jai lived with both women and his children. Eventually, he gets in trouble again when Jeni discovers his other life with Varsha.
We wonder if any of these films inspired Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
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