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Vanaprastham (1999)

A depressed Kathakali artist falls in love with a member of an aristocratic family.

Director:

Shaji N. Karun

Writers:

Pierre Assouline (story), Shaji N. Karun (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Kunhikuttan
Suhasini ... Subhadra
Mattanoor Shankara Marar Mattanoor Shankara Marar ... Raman
Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Gopi ... Kunju Nair
Venmani Haridas Venmani Haridas ... Namboodiri
Kukku Parameshwaram ... Savithri
Venmani Vishnu Venmani Vishnu ... Pisharadi
Kalamandalam Kesavan Kalamandalam Kesavan ... Thirumeni
Bindu Panikkar ... Bhageerathi
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Storyline

A depressed Kathakali artist falls in love with a member of an aristocratic family.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France | India | Germany

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Dance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The title stems from Sanskrit and alludes to the place where all artists need to be, free of all emotional attachments and material possessions. See more »

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Amazing. The Artistic Fight With Morality, within and outside.
30 September 2018 | by geomariageorgeSee all my reviews

I was smitten from the first beat. The movie is a beautiful story of something that sounded realistic and happen-able in a distant era. I loved the perfect cast, plot, direction and sheer flawlessness of the frames. PErfect locations, perfect makeup and natural flow of a movie set in the mind of a great artist. Loved every bit of it!


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