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Dasharatham (1989)

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Rajeev Menon (Mohanlal) is a wealthy orphan, a spoilt rich brat who grew up to be an eccentric millionaire. While his trusty manager (Karamana Janardhanan Nair)takes care of his vast ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mohanlal ...
Rajiv Menon
Rekha Mallick ...
Annie (as Rekha)
Murali ...
Chandradas
Karamana Janardanan Nair ...
Pillai
Nedumudi Venu ...
Scriah
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ...
Chandradas' Mother
Sukumaran ...
Dr. Hameed
Jayabharati ...
Dr. Zeenat
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ...
Mariyamma
Sukumari ...
Maggie
M.S. Thrippunithara ...
Adv. Govindan
Kollam Thulasi ...
Advocate
Jagannathan ...
Sankaran Nair
Vineeth Kumar ...
Jose (as Master Vineeth Kumar)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Rajeev Menon (Mohanlal) is a wealthy orphan, a spoilt rich brat who grew up to be an eccentric millionaire. While his trusty manager (Karamana Janardhanan Nair)takes care of his vast estates, Rajeev drowns his days in alcohol. His lack of values stems from bitter childhood memories of his mother deserting his father. His eccentricities vary from picking up drunken brawls with strangers to wanting to experience 'interesting' things in life like being handcuffed by the police. Winds of change gush into his lonely life when he agrees to play host to his friend Scaria's (Nedumudi Venu) family for the vacation. Scaria's brood of mischievous kids take a liking to Rajeev. As they tear his palatial house down, they also make him realize what he's been missing in life. Once they leave, he feels a void in his existence which he intends to fill by adopting a child. When he is denied adoption due to his wayward ways, his friend Dr. Hameed (Sukumaran) suggests artificial insemination as a way of ... Written by Prabhu Manohar

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Ahead of its time
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dasharatham is a movie that was made far ahead of its time but was still appreciated well. Made in 1989, when the protagonist wants to have a child, he goes in for artificial insemination. In most movies in other Indian languages, some even as recent as 2002(Chori chori chupke chupke), whenever the heroine was not able to bear a child, the hero would have to sleep with another woman or something like that. This one is sans any melodrama and the climax too has been dealt with in a professional and believable manner. Its admirable that the director had the guts to make the movie at that time when this technology was not even that popular. Kudoos to him for presenting it in an excellent manner.


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