Movies like Kamaladalam

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Kamaladalam (1992)
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Kamaladalam (1992)
Original name: കമലദളം
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to turn into an alcoholic and a compulsive rule breaker. He is suspected of having killed his wife and is suspended from his job for drunken misbehaviour. The new secretary of the institute Velayudhan (Nedumudi Venu) wants him to be sacked but his former reputation gives him a reprieve. He trains the talented student Malavika (Monisha) to perform in his ambitious composition of the Sita Kalyanam, but her jealous young lover Soman (Vineeth) poisons him.
Plot: dancing, suicide, alcohol abuse, death of protagonist, dancer, dance teacher, loss of wife, poisoning, dance performance, main character dies, dance

Most similar movies to Kamaladalam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and tragic ending films with plots about dancing, dancer, dance, suicide, death, love and family relations mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Kamaladalam: Bharatham (1991), Chenkol (1993), Sagara Sangamam (1983), His Highness Abdullah (1990), Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bharatham (1991)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Bharatham (Malayalam: ഭരതം) is a 1991 musical-drama Malayalam film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Sibi Malayil, and produced by Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts. It stars Mohanlal, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, Lakshmi, and ...
Plot: photograph, brother brother relationship, secret, death of brother, musician, singer, drunkenness, concert, alcohol abuse, crying
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95%
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Chenkol (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The sequel to Kireedam (1989), Chenkol continues the story of Sethumadavan who hopes to regain his lost life after 8 years in prison.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: alcohol abuse, death of protagonist, anguish, violence, ex convict, murder, tragedy, tragic event, main character dies, suicide, suicide by hanging, prostitution
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84%
Sagara Sangamam (1983)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young multi-talented dancer is poverty stricken and as a principled person he does not want to compromise on his ethics for commercial dancing. A wealthy woman recognizes this talent and provides him with an opportunity to showcase his art.
Plot: dance teacher, unrequited love, dancer, death, male female relationship, dance performance, dedication, dancing, dance, poverty, dance contest, death of mother ...
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68%
His Highness Abdullah (1990)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story follows Abdullah (Mohanlal) who is hired by the members of a wealthy royal family to assassinate the family head Maharaja Udayavarma (Nedumudi Venu). Abdullah comes into the royal palace under the disguise Ananthan Namboothiri, a classical ...
Plot: guest, muslim, king, assassination plot, royalty, deception, adopted daughter, loss of son, singer, blind man, assassin, nervous breakdown ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Tango, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
Plot: tango, dancer, exile, dance, dancing
Place: paris france, argentina
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45%
 7.0
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The Ballroom (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evening in an old time dance hall in Sao Paulo introduces us to local characters who reminisce about the past, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, of course, dance. Its earthy humour and eternal themes of ageing, loneliness and ...
Plot: dance, dancing, female director, salsa, samba, flirting, tango, dancer, betrayal, flirt
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Out of Step (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Graced with the instinctive ability to dance, Jenny Thomas wants nothing more than to become a professional dancer. All of her hard work pays off when she is accepted to a prominent dance program in New York. Against her mother's will, but with ...
Plot: dancer, dancing, mormon, dance, latter day saints, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mormonism
Place: utah, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Baal (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: 1982 BBC production of Bertholt Brecht's play Baal, starring and with music by David Bowie. Baal was the first full-length play written by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It concerns a wastrel youth who becomes involved in ...
Plot: affair, genius, suicide, death of protagonist, brawl, womanizer, suicidal, rebellious, seducer, poet, debauchery, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, master and servant, love affair, social differences, couple relations, urban, fall in love, infidelity, bollywood, parents and children, estate, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
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45%
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Madambi (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In a village named Ilavattam there lives a man by the name of Gopalakrishna Pillai. He is a man with diverse qualities. Basically he is a moneylender, but not the avaricious kind. He lends money at very low interest-rates but makes it a point to get ...
Plot: sibling relationship, debt, bank, banker, money, village, suicide, brother brother conflict, money lender, brother brother relationship, marriage, malayalam
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41%
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Pilgrimage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dancer, dancing, rejection, dance, follow your dream, romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, legends and myths, love affair, family life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nagara Haavu (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: This is the tale of an angry young man with flavours of Teacher-student relationship, the stubbornness of Ramachari (protagonist) and his attempts at having a romantic relationship.
Plot: arranged marriage, interracial romance, teacher, suicide, sacrifice, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, anti hero, anti heroes, tragedy, anger, teacher student relationship ...
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40%
Thillana Mohanambal (1968)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A classical bharathanatyam dancer and a nathaswaram player fall in love against the wishes of her family.This movie is about how they try to work things out and that hardships that they have to endure. Dance and music are used as an integral part of ...
Plot: musician, prince, love, wound, blood, injury, mother daughter conflict, dance performance, suicide attempt, attempted murder, train compartment, dancer
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39%
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Kireedam (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sethumadhavan, the son of Achuthan Nair, a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Sethu, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his father's dream of becoming an ...
Plot: dream, fight, murder, parent child relationship, police, protection money, police station, stabbed to death, criminal, knife, police officer, swashbuckler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
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Dasharatham (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: This is one of the cult classic film of Mohanlal. A. K. Lohithadas won Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script Writer. The movie is partly adapted from the Korean movie The Surrogate Woman.
Plot: surrogate mother, adoption, alcoholic, artificial insemination, baby, compassion, pregnancy, kidney transplant, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
NY Export: Opus Jazz (2010)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Shot on location in New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz takes Jerome Robbins‘ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” and reimagines it for a new generation in this scripted adaptation. After ...
Plot: no dialogue, dance, ballet, dancing, jazz
Place: new york
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The Moving Creatures (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three families, in three different situations, have to deal with a sudden change in their lives, caused by a loss or a re encounter. Three mothers sing their love for their children while facing difficult times. A film about affection on the borders ...
Style: anthology
Plot: pedophilia, singing, recording studio, loss of son, suicide, park, death, restaurant, mother son relationship
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32%
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Tango (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous love affair inspires a director to create the most spectacular and bodly seductive dance film ever made. 1998 Oscar Nominee Best Foreign Language Film.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rehearsal, dancer, tango, love, rivalry, lifestyle, dancer's life, romance, love triangle, fall in love, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chithram (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Kalyani (Ranjini) is the daughter of a wealthy NRI Ramachandra Menon (Poornam Vishwanathan) who resides in the United States. Kalyani, brought up in Chennai by her father's friend Kaimal (Nedumudi Venu), falls in love with another man and ...
Style: tragic ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.7
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Rock N' Roll (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
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Plot: singer, composer, friendship, song, drummer, love, music, musician, wedding, rock and roll, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 1K
Minnaram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Bobby (Mohanlal) is about to marry Tina (Anju) when his old college girlfriend Nina (Shobhana) arrives with a baby that she claims is his child. Tina’s father calls off the wedding and Bobby eventually prepares to accept Nina. Fate, however, has ...
Plot: eavesdropping, illegitimate daughter, club, suspicion, attempted murder, police station, adultery, children, death of sister, lie, train station, sword ...
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32%
 6.5
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Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: emotional, romantic, entertaining, sincere, cult film
Plot: singer, love, dancer, dancing, rise and fall, performer, death of mother, false accusation, fame, attempted murder, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
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31%
Praise Rama Praise Krishna (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young man travels to Kathmandu to find his long-lost sister who is with a band of hippies and bring her back to the family. But doing so may be more difficult than he thought.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: social relations, family relations, religions or cults, leaving home, rescue, danger, missing person, reunion, memory loss, siblings relations, bollywood, hippie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nepal
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31%
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 140
Acropole (1996)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Akropol is a musical by Pantelis Voulgaris about the set of a theatre in Athens and the people trying to make their way in the show business. The movie claimed the Music Award in the Valencia Festival, and also the Directing Award in the Cairo ...
Plot: dancing, theater, stage, singing, cross dressing, actor, diva, success, drunkenness, pageant, replacement, child star ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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30%
 8.5
 29K
Anand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, nostalgic
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, tape recorder, beach, doctor, nurse, cancer, friendship, human spirit, doctors and patients, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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29%
The Belly Dancer and the Politician (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dancer asks a politician with whom she once had an affair to use his influence on her behalf.
Plot: belly dancing, dance number, dance, belly dancer, dancer, dancing, egyptian
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Where the Rainbow Ends (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mikael Persson is about to realize his dream, a great musical with some of Sweden's foremost artists and with himself in the lead role. But just weeks before the premiere the Swedish Enforcement Authority knocks on the door and throws Michael ...
Plot: subterfuge, seven deadly sins, clothing store, psychiatric ward, gluttony, nightmare, caravan, surrealism, mannequin, time warp, prostitution, bankruptcy ...
Place: eastern europe
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28%
 6.4
 1K
Stepping Out (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dancer, dancing, underdog, artists and showbiz, love and romance, performer's life, power relations, church, rising to stardom, ambition, show tunes, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Father Up the Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
Plot: dancer, brother sister relationship, courtesan, friend, singing, photo album, smoking, university student, affair, tourism, mistress, nightclub ...
Place: lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: father son relationship, loss of mother, depressed woman, funeral, father daughter relationship, flashback, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%