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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.

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Fazil

Writer:

Madhu Muttam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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One of the best Indian movies
11 January 2007 | by arun-kadavilSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best movies both in malayalam and in India. superb script combined with beautiful direction and acting has made this movie a treat to watch. I have watched this one numerous times..don't even remember the number. As many I was also disappointed to see its remake in other languages. I think they spoiled the beautiful concept and feel of this movie. Sobhana who got a National Award for this movie should have been given a second one after seeing the way other actress performed her role in those remakes.

Its one of the dream movies which doesn't come very often...Perfect from all points of view - story, dialogues, performance, comedy, songs and direction..

Please watch it if you haven't already.


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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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