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Shadow of Water (2019)

Chola (original title)
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Teenage Janaki departs for a day in the city at dawn. Her suitor has arranged for a ride with his boss, a sullen and dark man who lets Janaki know that he knows she's there without her mother's permission.

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Srinivasan Elangovan (dialogue writer), K.V. Manikandan | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nimisha Sajayan ... Janaki
Joju George ... Boss
Jolly Chirayath
Akhil Viswanath Akhil Viswanath ... Janaki's lover
Gaurav Ravindran Gaurav Ravindran
Sujith Koyickal Sujith Koyickal
Mohammed Mohammed
Unnikuttan Unnikuttan
Vedh Vedh
Vidhyadharan Vidhyadharan
Ajith Sunder Ajith Sunder
Dj Riddix Dj Riddix
Amanulla Amanulla
Naser Naser
Dileep Daz Dileep Daz

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Teenage Janaki departs for a day in the city at dawn. Her suitor has arranged for a ride with his boss, a sullen and dark man who lets Janaki know that he knows she's there without her mother's permission.

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Drama | Thriller

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An underwhelming mix of raw, haunting, eerie, and surreal! [+46%]
17 February 2020 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

What made me watch Chola was Sanal's terrific previous venture Ozhivudivasathe Kali (yet to see S Durga). Barring the solid performances of Joju George (as the molester) and Nimisha Sajayan (as the abused) and the stunning cinematography by Ajith Aacharya, I couldn't really take to Chola the same way I did with Ozhivudivasathe Kali. The transition from eerie drama to magical realism wasn't seamless and a random interjection of Stockholm Syndrome only made it worse. I like the way Sanal tackles the theme of oppression (this is the third in what one could call SOCU - Sanal's Oppression Cinematic Universe) but Chola takes things one step too far. This is one of the few films (in recent times) that makes effective use of its natural locales (Venu's Carbon is another). The ambiguity in (almost the entirety of) the second half and the climax left a bad taste in my mouth.


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India

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Malayalam

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ally See more »

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Kerala, India See more »

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2.35 : 1
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