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Balamani the devotee of Guruvayoorappan has only one friend and that is Guruvayoorappan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Navya Nair ...
Balamani
Prithviraj Sukumaran ...
Manu (as Prithviraj)
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ...
Unni Amma
Revathy ...
Thankam
Siddique ...
Balan
Innocent ...
Kesavan Nair
Aravind Akash ...
Guruvayurappan (as Aravindar)
Jagathi Sreekumar ...
Kumbidi
N.F. Varghese ...
Sreedharan
V.K. Sriraman ...
Vishwan
Saikumar ...
Dasan
Jyothirmayi
Sudheesh ...
Unnikrishnan
Kalaranjini ...
Janaki
Jagannatha Varma
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Balamani is the housemaid looking after Unni Amma. There are three more housemaids in the house but it is Balamani's duty to look after them too. Balamani is a devotee of Guruvayoorappan (Lord Krishna of Guruvayoor). But she could never visit the Guruvayoor temple, though her house is very near to the temple. Unni Amma's grandson Manu comes to spend a couple of weeks with Unni Amma before he goes to USA. Manu and Balamani fall in love but the whole family is against their union. Will Balamani's friend Guruvayoorappan (Lord Krishna of Guruvayoor) come to their help..? Written by tojo

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May be hallucinations but????????
5 March 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

No one would have expected director Ranjith to come up with such a down to earth script.Ranjith who is popular(notorious?) for his action packed commercial movies(both as a director and as a writer)has this time taken a big deviation to make a film like 'Nandanam'.

The film set in the premises of Guruvayoor temple tells the story of a servant girl Balamani(Navya Nair).Her routine life,her dreams etc.Others among the cast are the hero Prithviraj,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Revati,etc.She is an ardent worshiper of Guruvayoorappan but for one reason or the other hasn't been able to go to the temple till then.Dialogues in the film are good especially her private conversations with a photo of Guruvayoorappan.The songs are good and apt for each situation.The film has a fair bit of fantasy too.The climax too is very good.(We doesn't see Malayalam movies with such great climaxes).

So all in all Nanadanam is a great movie ;and it is worth a watch or more for good movie lovers.


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