Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Manichithratharazu

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  • Manichithratharazu

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     41993 169’ col Malayalam 
     5d Fazil (Unit 1), Priyadarshan, Sibi Malayil, 
     6Siddique-Lal (Unit 2) pc Swargachitra 
     7p Appachan s Madhu Muttam lyr Bichu 
     8Thirumala c Venu (Unit 1), Anandakuttan, 
     9Sunny Joseph (Unit 2) m M.G. Radhakrishnan 
     10lp Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Shobhana, 
     11Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent 
     14One of the most discussed Malayalam films in 
     15recent times and a major success. The young 
     16Calcutta couple Nakulan (Gopi) and Ganga 
     17(Shobhana) arrive for a vacation in their 
     18ancestral home, where they encounter a 
     19centuries-old legend of a Tamil devadasi 
     20dancer named Nagavalli. She had been 
     21abducted by a Nair chieftain and had 
     22subsequently returned to haunt the old house. 
     23The small room in the attic where she lived is 
     24kept permanently locked. Ganga inquisitively 
     25opens the room and becomes possessed by the 
     26ghost. Nakulan’s friend, Sunny (Mohanlal), a 
     27USA-trained psychiatrist, arrives to help solve 
     28the problem: having suffered a troubled 
     29childhood, Ganga has become a murderously 
     30psychotic schizophrenic. Discarding psychiatry, 
     31Sunny turns to ‘indigenous’ methods and 
     32successfully effects a dramatic cure relying on a 
     33tantric cult redolent with caste prejudices. The 
     34film was shot at extraordinary speed by two 
     35units working simultaneously, one led by the 
     36veteran Fazil, the other by three younger 
     37directors (all became well known in Malayalam 
     38cinema), although still managing to achieve 
     39both narrative and technical coherence. 
     40Mohanlal makes a cameo appearance, but the 
     41main performance is Shobhana’s chilling 
     42portrayal of the demented Nagavalli.