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Kala Pani (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
Amrish Puri ... Mirza Khan
Prabhu ... Mukund Iyengar
Tabu ... Parvathi
Sreenivasan ... Moosa (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
Tom Alter
Christina Christina
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | History

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam | Tamil | Hindi | Telugu

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kalaa Paani See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The producers wanted the title Kala Pani for the Hindi dubbed version but Mukesh Bhatt refused to part with it. See more »

Quotes

British Prison Official: How do you pronounce this name?
Parmanand: Paramanand
British Prison Official: What does that mean?
Parmanand: Height of happiness
British Prison Official: [laughing] Are you happy?
Parmanand: I will be, when the Britishers are out of my country
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Referenced in Hello Namasthe (2016) See more »

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malayalam version of schindler's list
28 February 2006 | by vinod-10See all my reviews

I can not give full mark to this movie even though it was one of the movie which can be considered as in a Hollywood flavour .Kaalapani is the first movie in Malayalam, recorded in "Dolby Stereo SR" (The tamil version of this film is released in DTS .But original malayalam version and Hindi version used "Dolby stereo SR" only ) . The sound effects are awesome. But we can see the scenes of some famous Hollywood films in this movie such as directly copied.

Eg , 1. The hero (Mohan Lal) and second hero (Prabhu ) are caught by tribals in Andaman. They are kept inside a big tub (a wooden tub half of which poured water ) .They tries to rescue themselves from there . All these sequence can be seen in the Hollywood film "King Solomon's mine" ( if my memory is right ) .

2. ALl the other scenes (yes, almost 70% scenes in andaman) can be scene in the Oscar winning film "Schindler's List " . I think the director Priyadarshan is very much impressed by this Spielberg movie. Even the conclusion of the film is just same as "Schindler's List" .

Ilaya raja has given some beautiful songs again. Also back ground music is remarkable. Santhosh Sivan has done excellent photography in the film .


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