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24 January 1994 (India) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mohanlal ... Manikyan

Nedumudi Venu ... Sreekrishnan

Sreenivasan ... Appakkala

Shobana ... Karthumbi (as Shobhana)

Kaviyoor Ponnamma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

K.P.A.C. Lalitha

Pappu ... Chacko

Antony Perumbavoor ... Festival Committee Member


Sharat Saxena ... Mallikkettu

Sonia ... Kuyilu

Sukumari ... Ginjimood Gandhari

Geetha Vijayan

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Original Music by
Cinematography by
Anand K.V. 
Art Direction by
Sabu Cyril 

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Also Known As:
"At the Top of Sweet Mango Tree" - International (English title) (informal English title)
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164 min

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Donot Miss This!!, 5 October 2011
Author: Sree Nath K from Chottanikkara

Firstly, this review does not contain any spoilers whatsoever so read on. Frontier melodrama about Kerala's Thazavad manorial system which is based on matrimonial Kinship. Sreekrishna (Venu), the brother of the Madambipura House's leader, Yashoda, is extremely friendly with his servant Manikan (Mohanlal). Another servant, Appakala, envious of Manikan's favored status, is the film's official villain. The Madambipura House is locked in an ancestral rivalry with the equally large establishment run by Ganjimuda Gandhari, which usually finds expression in the bullock cart race at the annual Pongal festival.

Both Sreekrishna and Manikan fall in love with the beautiful itinerant theater actress Karuthumbi (Shobhana), causing Manikan to briefly fall out of favor with both Yashoda and the local law. The film's camera-work adopts the glossy style (diffusers and angled lighting calibrated to the exposure of high-speed color stock) made fashionable by Tamil cinematographer P.C.Sriram. Shot mostly at dawn and dusk, the camera-work creates a glittering fantasy world than in turn determines both plot and performances.

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