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Manjadikuru (2008)

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This is story of homecoming from the late 1970s. Ten-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers ... See full summary »

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Anjali Menon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... Vicky Sr.
Thilakan ... Muthassan
Jagathi Sreekumar ... Unni Valliachan
Rahman ... Raghu Maaman
Murali ... Sanyasi Maaman
Urvashi ... Sujata / Mummy
Praveena ... Sheela Mema
Bindu Panikkar ... Ammu Valliamma
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ... Muthassi
Sindhu Menon ... Sudha Mema
Sagar Shiyas ... Hari / Daddy
Harisanth Harisanth ... Ravi Cheriachan
Sridevika Sridevika ... Latha Ammai (as Sreedevika)
Padmapriya ... Roja Sr.
Vyjayanthi Vyjayanthi ... Roja
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Storyline

This is story of homecoming from the late 1970s. Ten-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers together for the sixteen-day funeral period. During this period, Vicky discovers more about himself, his family, and his culture than he had expected to. The journey is narrated through the memories of an adult Vicky who returns to the same house to recount the experience. Written by Anjali Menon

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memory | f rated | tamil | childhood | death | See All (5) »

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Every memory a seed, every seed a memory

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Red Seeds See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Little Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film was shot with Sync sound. See more »

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Manne Nambi Elelo...
Sung by Kavalam Narayana Panikkar & party
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Thoroughly memorable!
6 August 2012 | by Balagopal MenonSee all my reviews

It is rather baffling why such a wonderful work of art would not be allowed to be enjoyed by the viewers for a long time after its creation. Because that's what Manjadikuru is: a genuinely enjoyable, memorable and poignant movie. Anjali Menon has proved what a true film director she is. Because good movies are always the products of good directors. All the others come later. It was so reassuring to have watched this film in theatre after all the fatigue and frustration one normally endures as a result of watching circus that some misguided filmmakers dare to call a feature film. The storyline of Manjadikuru is something anybody can connect to; in fact, I think even the non-Malayalis would appreciate this beautiful film. The performances by the seasoned actors- Murali, Urvasi, Kaviyur Ponnamma, Rahman, Jagathy etc. are superlative. Thilakan imposes his presence like no other, even if he doesn't have a single line to utter. The children virtually steal the show from the seniors. In the end, the emotional flow of the movie did manage to bring a smile on one's face as well as a lump in one's throat. Ms. Menon, Thank you.


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