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The Magnifying Lens (1997)

Bhoothakkannadi (original title)
Vidyadharan (Mammootty) is in jail and while working finds a link/hole to the outside world. But his vision is distorted through the eye magnifying lens he uses to view because of his fateful past.

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(as A.K. Lohithadas)
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Credited cast:
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Vidyadharan
Sree Lakshmy ...
Sarojini
Cherthala Lalitha ...
Sarada, Vidradharam's sister
Sindhu ...
Minikutty, Sarojini's daughter
Remya ...
Srikutty, Vidradharam's daughter
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Guard at prison
Srihari ...
Hunter
Preingottu Vijayan ...
Sarada's husband
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Ayyappan
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Balakrishnan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Meenu
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Chacko
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Vidyadharan (Mammootty) is in jail and while working finds a link/hole to the outside world. But his vision is distorted through the eye magnifying lens he uses to view because of his fateful past.

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1 May 1997 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Das Vergrößerungsglas  »

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This film is a magnified look at life.
18 August 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This film is a magnified look at life. The maiden directorial venture of Lohithadas 'Bhoothakkanandi' which bagged the state award for the best film in 1997, sought to highlight an emerging social tragedy-atrocities committed against minor girls.

Moving away from the formula constraints that bind mainstream cinema, Lohithadas has displayed his prowess in conveying serious issues in light vein. His films, despite the obvious attempt at commercial compromise, have served a vital cultural need of providing insight into the psyche of Keralites. Delving deep into the life of ordinary human beings from the margins of society, who often go unrepresented in the mainstream cinema, he has penned some finely crafted scripts.

The film is powered by some exceptional performances. Lohithadas does fine job with extracting sincere performances from the entire cast especially Mammootty and Sreelakshmi.


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