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Manichithrathazhu (1993)

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

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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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Kattuparamban: Heard about a Psychiatrist from America.
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Yes, See, I am that fortunate man.
Kattuparamban: People think I have something wrong with my behavior. Can you please check it?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Yes, I guess something wrong!
Kattuparamban: Then what should we do?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: I cannot help it right now because I have tranquilized Sreedevi inside. Come after some days!
Kattuparamban: Okay! Should I take any precaution?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Of Course! Try not to touch water!
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Skillfull story telling weaving believes and science!
17 September 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Its been some 14 years since I saw this movie, and recently I went out and bought it on DVD!

I love the way they have mixed the settings of a large traditional Kerala household, the urban legends that I can totally identify with, and how its all presented with beautiful realism and how its been provided with a scientific explanation, and more interestingly how scientific approach branches out to use a traditional technique to suit the subject in question! Such an interesting and involving topic has been handled ever so skillfully throughout the movie with a subtle thread of contextual and refreshingly original comedy, which again, fits like a glove to the storytelling!

This movie makes me proud of my Malayali tradition and background!


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