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Kamalathalam

1992 154’ col Malayalam d Sibi Malayil pc Pranavam Arts s A.K. Lohitadas lyr Kaithapram c Anandakuttan m Ravindran lp Mohanlal, Monisha, Parvathi, Vineeth, Nedumudi Venu

Nandagopal (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala’s temple arts). However, his wife (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing the hero to turn into an alcoholic and compulsive rule-breaker. He is suspected of having killed his wife and is suspended from his job for drunken misbehaviour. The new secretary of the institute (Venu) wants him to be sacked, but his former reputation gives him a reprieve. He trains the talented student Malavika (Monisha) to perform in his ambitious composition of the Sita Kalyanam, but her jealous young lover (Vineeth) poisons him. The predictable ending sees Nandagopal reuniting with his wife in death. The film continues the well-known Lohitadas-Malayil team’s neotraditional musicals for Mohanlal’s production outfit, but lacks the taut storylines of its predecessors (His Highness Abdullah, 1990; Bharatham, 1991). It also continues Mohanlal’s endeavours to display the full range of his talents as he performs Bharata Natyam dance.

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