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The Ornate Lock (1993)

Manichithrathazhu (original title)
Unexpected happenings occur when the forbidden rooms of an old bungalow which is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a revengeful dancer, is opened.

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Credited cast:
Mohanlal ...
Shobana ...
Suresh Gopi ...
Nakulan
Vinaya Prasad ...
Sridevi
Nedumudi Venu ...
Thampi
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ...
Unnithan (as Innocent)
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ...
Bhasura
Sudheesh ...
Chanthu
Thilakan ...
Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu
Ganesh Kumar ...
Dasappan Kutty
Rudra ...
Alli
Pappu ...
Kattuparamban
Shridhar ...
Mahadevan
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Bhagyalakshmi ...
Ganga / Nagavalli (voice)
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Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Sunny Joseph lives in America. He decides to travel to a town in India after he gets a distress call from his friend, who belongs to a very noble and wealthy family, to counsel and treat a female family member, who he suspects is responsible for a variety of incidents. Sunny accepts this assignment not realizing that there is another side to this tale, namely a vengeful spirit, who may not respond to his methods, and he may end up endangering everyone's lives. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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25 December 1993 (India)  »

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When the movie was announced several filmmakers suggested director Fazil to cast Mammootty for the part of psychiatrist "Dr. Sunny Joseph", but he wanted the character to be light hearted and funny, so he cast Mohanlal instead. See more »

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Dr. Sunny Joseph: l consider you as one of my teachers who have studied the human mind. But l have to surpass all that l have learnt.l will travel the paths not tried by any other psychiatrist.For the sake of Nakulan and his wife.l am going to break all conventional concepts of psychiatry
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Remade as Chandramukhi (2005) See more »

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Manichitratazu is a very great Classical movie which I have ever seen. The portrayal of human psychology is marvelous. The movie plot is thrilling, mystic and powerful. Fantastic performances by all actors like Mohan Lal, Shobana, Vinaya Prasad, Suresh Gopi, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, etc. Shobana's dancing skills is excellent and also good powerful acting by her and she rightfully deserves the national award. Not boring even if watched 3 -4 times.

I am especially moved as to how the story writer has sketched this story. Really marvelous. He and the Director and the whole team deserves applause.


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