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Manichithrathazhu (1993)

When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

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Fazil

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Madhu Muttam
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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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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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Release Date:

25 December 1993 (India) See more »

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Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

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Swargachitra See more »
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A unique blend of Nail biting drama,Suspense,horror,Thrilling sequences and breathtakingly stunning climax.........
17 October 2004 | by hari_msw07See all my reviews

Suresh Gopi returns to his native place along with his wife Shobana after a long time to meet his uncle Nedubudi Venu.They decide to stay in their family mansion which remains unoccupied owing to the fears of being haunted by an old dancer, Nagavalli.Nagavalli was murdered there by the king years ago for having an affair with another court singer.Shobana becomes fascinated on seeing the palace that she purposefully unlocks the room that had been once been the room of Nagavalli. Soon a series of ghostly events cut loose and fear begins to grip the family.Mohanlal acts the role of Dr.Sunny who comes to the aid of his buddy Suresh Gopi and solves the puzzle to discover there is more than what he had imagined to be solved.The movie offers an ideal comedy track from late Kuthiravattam Pappu, Innocent, Ganesh and Sudheesh. Mohanlal leaves a memorable mark. However the full credit goes to Shobana for her stupendous acting. This may be the best of Fazil movies and by far the best suspense thriller in history of malayalam cinema.

For those thriller crazy maniacs, this is the ideal movie. Go grab ur copy of DVD for this evergreen classic.


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