The Ornate Lock (1993)
"Manichithrathazhu" (original title)

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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 ...
Vinaya Prasad ...
Nedumudi Venu ...
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ...
Unnithan (as Innocent)
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ...
Sudheesh ...
Thilakan ...
Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu
Ganesh Kumar ...
Dasappan Kutty
Rudra ...
Pappu ...
Shridhar ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhagyalakshmi ...
Ganga / Nagavalli (voice)


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 (

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25 December 1993 (India)  »

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The Ornate Lock  »

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The world's first Malayalam movie to be released in VCD format See more »


Dr. Sunny Joseph: When she came here with you, she heard all the superstitious stories here. At first she sympathised and then empathised with the character of Nagavalli.
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Remade as Chandramukhi (2005) See more »

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A film which cannot be remade with the same quality!!!
12 August 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I was in high school when i saw it first in theater and now after 13 years i still enjoy this movie. I was very much disappointed when i saw it's remake which was far from the original work. Its filled with rubbish comedy scenes and awful performance of characters. Shobhana who won the national award for the role did an excellent performance. I know those who loves the remake will disagree me but you know what is the truth, don't you? I am not going to criticize the remake cause it may hurt someone's mind and i am also not interested in controversies anyway. If anybody is still there who didn't watch this movie please do it. This movie is worth watching, don't miss it!!!

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