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Kala Pani (1996)

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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.

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Mirza Khan
Prabhu ...
Mukund Iyengar
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Parvathi
Sreenivasan ...
Moosa (as Sreenivasen)
Vineeth ...
G.S. Sethu
Tinnu Anand ...
Ram Lakhan
Cochin Hanifa ...
Ahmed Kutty
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Veera Savarkar
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David Berry
Nedumudi Venu ...
Sreekandan Nair
Maniyanpilla Raju ...
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Sankaradi
Tom Alter
Christina
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and thus jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. Written by Anonymous

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British Prison Official: How do you pronounce this name?
Parmanand: Paramanand
British Prison Official: What does that mean?
Parmanand: Height of happiness
British Prison Official: [laughing] Are you happy?
Parmanand: I will be, when the Britishers are out of my country
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A must-see
18 December 2001 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Priyadarshan's magnum-opus is one of the finest depictions of pre-independence India that i have ever seen. In this moving cinematic spectacle, Mohanlal essays the role of Govardhan with elan, while Prabhu acts as a perfect foil, with the supporting cast also doing a commendable job. The cinematography is breath-taking, and the screenplay and editing are top-class. Being one of the first Indian movies to use DTS technology, it has been used very effectively in the movie. The plot is brilliantly crafted, and the ending is superb. An absolute must-see.


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