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Kaalapani (1996)

Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writers:

T. Damodaran (screenplay), Priyadarshan (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Govardhan Menon / Unni
Amrish Puri ... Mirza Khan
Prabhu ... Mukund Iyengar
Tabu ... Parvathi
Sreenivasan ... Moosa / Kanaaran (as Sreenivasen)
Vineeth ... G.S. Sethu
Tinnu Anand ... Ram Lakhan
Cochin Hanifa ... Ahmed Kutty
Annu Kapoor ... Veera Savarkar
Alex Draper ... David Berry
Nedumudi Venu ... Sreekandan Nair
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Nair
Sankaradi ... Kunju Muhammad Musaliar
Tom Alter ... British Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Province
Christina Christina
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and thus jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. Written by Anonymous

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The film was released in 450 theaters worldwide, a record for an Indian film at that time. Also, the first Malayalam film to receive a wide release. See more »

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kalapaani 1996 its must watch -its too good
16 December 2012 | by venkatb83See all my reviews

I have heard about KalaPaani punishment and read about Andaman cellular jail,and its jailers brutal punishments and also as a Indian of this after independence age i was curious about making a film on such an issue and how well they might make(made) it?

after watching movie(i have heard about it when am just 12 yr old n watched now 28..)i felt sad not about film but the punishment given to inmates...

film is made very well with blasting cast mainly MohanlaL ,praBU ,AMARI SH PURI, TEENU -ANanD ANnu kapoor..

in every department film excels well.. i have watched many hilarious comedy movies by pr i y an, but never thought he'll make such an film (kancheevaram too)..but he's genius on far with Mani rathnam and ram gopal varma...

its a cinema which will showcase Indian directors capability to handle such an issue well and make films on far with west film makers.

>>>splendid performance by MOHAN LAL,AMARISH PURI,PRABHU(SHIVAJI),MOHAN LAL Excels ONCE AGAIN AFTER IRUVAR(ANOTHER FANTASTIC MOVIE BY MANI RATHNAM N MOHAN LAL'S PERFORMANCE)

all Indians should watch it too know the freedom fighters plight their sacrifice for our country's independence ...

i give whole 10/10 for it... it deserves it..

go watch it...


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kalaa Paani See more »

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Dolby SR

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