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Kathapurushan (1996)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vishwanathan Vishwanathan ... Kunjunni
Mini Nair Mini Nair ... Meenakshi
Aranmulla Ponnamma Aranmulla Ponnamma ... Muthassi
Urmila Unni ... Kunjunni's Mother
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Janamma
Babu Namboothiri ... Veluchar (as Babu Nampoothiri)
Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Pachu Pillai
Narendra Prasad ... Vasu
Mukesh ... Man Who Buys the House
Jagadish ... Thomas Tharakan
Ravi Vallathol ... Kunjunni's Half Brother
Jagannatha Varma ... Kunjunni's Father
P.C. Soman ... Vaidyan
T.S. Raju ... Police Inspector
Ramya Nambeeshan
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Malayalam

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6 September 1996 (Canada) See more »

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A great film by one of the greatest living directors
7 April 1999 | by gabbarSee all my reviews

Kathapurushan by the Indian master Adoor Gopalakrishnan is an intellectually challenging blend of traditional and modern story-telling styles that draws upon both folklore and recent Indian history to present an elliptical story about the "failure" of socialist movements in the South Indian state of Kerala.

It is perhaps the fact that Adoor's films demand a certain local knowledge from his viewers that has kept his work - and that of other disciples of the late great Ritwik Ghatak - from achieving recognition outside India. But that's okay - India is large enough.


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