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Kanyaka Talkies (2013)

While weaving a gripping story around the transformation of an old movie theater into a church, Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies) delves deep into the matrix of body, desire, pleasure and guilt.

Director:

K.R. Manoj

Writers:

Shaji Kumar P V (story), Ranjini Krishnan (co-writer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chempil Asokan ... Black Magician
Munshi Baiju Munshi Baiju ... Mobile Shop owner
Krishnan Balakrishnan ... Reji
N.L. Balakrishnan ... Pappachan
Murali Gopy ... Father Michael
Indrans ... Philippose
Sudheer Karamana ... Raveendran
Sethu Lakshmi ... Bus passenger with Ancy
Lena ... Ancy
Alencier Ley Lopez ... Yakoob (as Alencier Ley)
Dileep Munshi Dileep Munshi ... Psychologist
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Sadanandan
Rajesh Sharma ... Soloman
Sunil Sukhada ... Viswambharan
Parvathi T. ... Maria (as Parvathi)
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Storyline

Kuyyali is a sleepy hillside village where stands Kanyaka Talkies, a twenty year old movie theatre, whose mainstay was screening of soft porn films. When the owner of the theater, Yakoob, faces many tragedies in his personal life, one after the other, he decides to bid adieu to Kuyyali, and give up Kanyaka. Upon leaving, he requests the local Christian diocese to take over the theater building and space. Diocese converts it into a church and Father Michele gets appointed as the priest of the 'newly converted' church. The church attracts a steady stream of followers and one among them is Ancy, who lives the double life of a home nurse and that of a porn 'extra'. Ancy's life is punctuated with uncanny fantasies and moments of guilt pangs which pushes her to seek solace at the church. After reaching Kuyyali Father Michele starts listening to strange voices; his attempts to stop it nearly drives him crazy. He makes some secret moves to get over the trouble, which leads to a series of ...

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Taglines:

"A new and exiting embodiment of independent South Asian cinema"- 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Virgin Talkies See more »

Filming Locations:

Ponmudi, Kerala, India See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tropical Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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