Today is 20 years of Tenali. Let’s look at 10 facts about this film.
1. The film was inspired by the 1991 Hollywood film ” What about Bob?
2. Mohanlal and Simran were the first choice to play Dr Kailash and his wife but got replaced by Jayaram and Devayani.
3. Kamal Haasan got coaching lessons from Tv host Abdul Hameed to get the Sri Lankan accent right.
4. Jayaram won the Tamil Nadu State Award Special Jury prize for his role in the film.
5. Swasame Swasame song was reused in the American film ” The Accidental Husband”.
6. This was Jyothika’s first collaboration with Kamal. They would reunite again for Vettaiyadu Vilayadu.
7. The film won three state awards including best lyricist for Tamarai.