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Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 23 December 1993 (India)
When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director:

Fazil

Writer:

Madhu Muttam
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Dr. Sunny Joseph
Shobana ... Ganga / Nagavalli
Suresh Gopi ... Nakulan
Vinaya Prakash ... Sridevi (as Vinaya Prasad)
Nedumudi Venu ... Thampi
Innocent ... Unnithan
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Bhasura
Sudheesh ... Chanthu
Thilakan ... Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu
Ganesh Kumar ... Dasappan Kutty
Rudra Rudra ... Alli
Kuthiravattam Pappu ... Kattuparamban (as Pappu)
Shridhar ... Mahadevan
Bhagyalakshmi ... Ganga (voice)
Durga Sundararajan Durga Sundararajan ... Nagavalli (voice)
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Storyline

Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Sunny Joseph lives in America. He decides to travel to a town in India after he gets a distress call from his friend, who belongs to a very noble and wealthy family, to counsel and treat a female family member, who he suspects is responsible for a variety of incidents. Sunny accepts this assignment not realizing that there is another side to this tale, namely a vengeful spirit, who may not respond to his methods, and he may end up endangering everyone's lives. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

23 December 1993 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ornate Lock See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

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Production Co:

Swargachitra See more »
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Dr. Sunny Joseph: l consider you as one of my teachers who have studied the human mind. But l have to surpass all that l have learnt.l will travel the paths not tried by any other psychiatrist.For the sake of Nakulan and his wife.l am going to break all conventional concepts of psychiatry
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Remade as Chandramukhi (2005) See more »

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Skillfull story telling weaving believes and science!
17 September 2007 | by ashokkmSee all my reviews

Its been some 14 years since I saw this movie, and recently I went out and bought it on DVD!

I love the way they have mixed the settings of a large traditional Kerala household, the urban legends that I can totally identify with, and how its all presented with beautiful realism and how its been provided with a scientific explanation, and more interestingly how scientific approach branches out to use a traditional technique to suit the subject in question! Such an interesting and involving topic has been handled ever so skillfully throughout the movie with a subtle thread of contextual and refreshingly original comedy, which again, fits like a glove to the storytelling!

This movie makes me proud of my Malayali tradition and background!


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