• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” is an Indian historical erotic drama film directed by . The film follows the story of two women, Maya () and Tara (), who grew up together but were separated as adults due to their different social statuses. Maya becomes a courtesan and uses her knowledge of the Kama Sutra to rise in status, while Tara marries the wealthy Raj Singh () and struggles with her own desires.

Review: “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the film's visual beauty and sensual performances, while others criticized its shallow characters and exploitative approach to sexuality. The film was noted for its portrayal of female empowerment and sexuality, as well as its use of traditional Indian art and music to create an authentic atmosphere. However, some critics felt that the film's attempts to address social issues such as class and gender inequality were superficial and ultimately unsatisfying.

Awards: “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” was not widely recognized at major international film festivals or award ceremonies, but it did receive some recognition in India. The film won a National Film Award for Best Art Direction, as well as several awards at the Star Screen Awards and Zee Cine Awards for its music and performances.

Directed by
Produced by Caroline Baron
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Written by
Screenplay by
Story by Helena Kriel
Based on Utran
by Wajida Tabassum
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Mychael Danna
Cinematography Declan Quinn
Edited by Kristina Boden
NDF International Pony Canyon Pandora Filmproduktion Channel Four Films Mirabai Films
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date 11 September 1996 (Toronto International Film Festival) 28 February 1997 (United States)
Running time 117 minutes
Countries India United Kingdom United States Germany Japan
Language English
Budget $3 million
Box office $8.6 million

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