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Manichithrathazhu (1993)

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

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ... Dr. Sunny Joseph
Shobana ... Ganga
Suresh Gopi ... Nakulan
Vinaya Prasad ... Sridevi
Nedumudi Venu ... Thampi
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ... Unnithan (as Innocent)
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Bhasura
Sudheesh ... Chanthu
Thilakan ... Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu
Ganesh Kumar ... Dasappan Kutty
Rudra Rudra ... Alli
Pappu ... Kattuparamban
Shridhar ... Mahadevan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bhagyalakshmi ... Ganga / Nagavalli (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:

25 December 1993 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ornate Lock See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Swargachitra See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When the movie was announced several filmmakers suggested director Fazil to cast Mammootty for the part of psychiatrist "Dr. Sunny Joseph", but he wanted the character to be light hearted and funny, so he cast Mohanlal instead. See more »

Quotes

Kattuparamban: Heard about a Psychiatrist from America.
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Yes, See, I am that fortunate man.
Kattuparamban: People think I have something wrong with my behavior. Can you please check it?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Yes, I guess something wrong!
Kattuparamban: Then what should we do?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: I cannot help it right now because I have tranquilized Sreedevi inside. Come after some days!
Kattuparamban: Okay! Should I take any precaution?
Dr. Sunny Joseph: Of Course! Try not to touch water!
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Remade as Aapthamitra (2004) See more »

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Best movie I have seen
23 May 2006 | by amith_sripadSee all my reviews

Manichitratazu is a very great Classical movie which I have ever seen. The portrayal of human psychology is marvelous. The movie plot is thrilling, mystic and powerful. Fantastic performances by all actors like Mohan Lal, Shobana, Vinaya Prasad, Suresh Gopi, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu, etc. Shobana's dancing skills is excellent and also good powerful acting by her and she rightfully deserves the national award. Not boring even if watched 3 -4 times.

I am especially moved as to how the story writer has sketched this story. Really marvelous. He and the Director and the whole team deserves applause.


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