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Bhargavi Nilayam (1964)

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An enthusiastic and talented novelist (Madhu) comes to stay in a desolate mansion named Bhargavi Nilayam. The novelist and his servant Cheriya Pareekkanni (Adoor Bhasi) experience the ... See full summary »


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Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (dialogue), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (story)


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Cast overview:
Prem Nazir ... Sasikumar
Madhu ... Novelist
Vijaya Nirmala Vijaya Nirmala ... Bhargavi
P.J. Anthony P.J. Anthony ... Narayanan Nair (Nanukuttan)
Adoor Bhasi ... Cheriya Pareekanni
Kuthiravattam Pappu ... Kuthiravattam Pappu (as Pappu)
Kottayam Santha Kottayam Santha

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An enthusiastic and talented novelist (Madhu) comes to stay in a desolate mansion named Bhargavi Nilayam. The novelist and his servant Cheriya Pareekkanni (Adoor Bhasi) experience the presence of a strange entity here. They come to know from the local people that it is a haunted house. Written by Vinayak sajeev

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Based on the short story Neela Velicham by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, but movie also contains instances from some of his other short stories which he claims as his own life experiences. See more »

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Wide range from the past
7 June 2020 | by sudhakaranakhilanSee all my reviews

Go back to the past and revisit cult classics have always been a pleasure for me. Now it's the time to talk something about a classic one from the Malayalam film industry, it's none other than Bhargavi Nilayam. The title is so familiar to every Keralites because of the vast influence of the movie. Bhargavi Nilayam connotes every dilapidated or even strange houses or buildings even now because it's been so tagged in the common front of Malayalis. Talking about the film, Bargavi Nilayam always relates to the atmosphere of horror concept but I would like to relate this film to a musical or somehow a romantically one. We know a spirit or a ghost might be the biggest element inside the plot but what finds me so interested in the film is the love between SK and Bhargavi. It was so poetical. How does their relationship begin? How it becomes so deepen? Everything was the soul concept that I can find in the movie. So apart from the classification of this film into the horror genre, I would like to add it as a musical, romance film. Baburaj's music we can't say anything because it's been taught, taught and taught a lot more from the past. The movie also has a current appeal. It talks about the power of art. Were P J Antony's character tries to kill Madhu's character only because he is afraid of the novel written by Madhu. It points out the current scenario of the Indian atmosphere where the privileged, higher class people especially politicians's afraid of the writers and journalists which were the result of the murder of Gawri Lankesh, M M Kalburgi, Govind Pansare. Bhargavi Nilayam has that kind of a wide appeal to the current atmosphere of our society.

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