Years later, Madampalli with its share of superstitions and dark tales evoked memories of her childhood and Ganga slowly develops the split personality of Nagavalli after empathising with her and her tragic backstory. The famous Malayalam movie depicted various movies including Manichitrathazhu at the palace. Manichitrathazhu was majorly shot in Padmanabhapuram Palace and Hill Palace, Tripunithura. The credits included only Bhagyalakshmi as the dubbing artiste for Shobana. Later, Sreedevi entered a marriage which was short-lived. Nakulan, refusing to believe the supernatural explanations to the odd events, suspects Thampi's daughter Sreedevi of orchestrating the incidents. Manichitrathazhu was majorly shot in Padmanabhapuram Palace and Hill Palace, Tripunithura. When Ganga transforms into Nagavalli, her alter ego sees her neighbour Mahadevan, who stays in the dancer Ramanathan's old house, as her love interest. Nearest railway station: Tripunithura Railway Station, about 2 km. But she was already in love with a man named Ramanathan, a dancer who came along with her secretly and settled in the cottage next to the mansion. The album consists of nine tracks. At present, there are 11 galleries. The dummy is chopped into pieces and her revenge exacted, the sated Nagavalli leaves Ganga. In the present-day, a curious Ganga manages to unlock the thekkini, only to find paintings of the Karanavar and Nagavalli, and ancient valuables such as jewellery and musical instruments. [15] The film gained a profit of ₹3 crore for the producer. [4] The cinematography was by Venu, and Anandakuttan and Sunny Joseph served as the second-unit cinematographers, the film was edited by T. R. Shekar. Later, the Karanavar committed suicide and his spirit was locked up beside the same room, by means of an ornate enchanted lock called a manichitrathazhu. [5] The film has consistently fetched maximum ratings for its television screenings. The museum has a collection of ancient artifacts, sculptures, coins, coins and materials belonging to Cochin Maharaja and his royal … The mansion was occupied decades ago by Sankaran Thampi Karanavar, a feudal lord of the province and the then-head of the family. The palace was taken over by the Archaeological Department of the Hill Palace in the year 1986. She and Nakulan decide to return to Calcutta. During the struggle, Ganga faints and the men take her to the mansion. There are many medicinal plants around the palace. [5] Even twenty years after its release it has been screened more than 12 times a year on an average on Kerala's leading TV channel, Asianet. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. © District Administration Ernakulam , Developed and hosted by National Informatics Centre,Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. As the couple stays there, they find about the history of the palace. At present, there are 11 galleries. The poll was conducted as part of the celebration of Indian cinema completing 100 years. The voice, purportedly belonging to Nagavalli, threatens to kill the Karanavar to avenge her murder and disappears. Sunny Joseph was made in 2013. [8], In January 2016, in an article Ormapookkal published by Manorama Weekly, Fazil revealed that initially Bhagyalakshmi dubbed for both Ganga and Nagavalli, but during post-production, some of the crew, including editor Shekar, had a feeling that both voices sounded somewhat similar even though Bhagyalakshmi tried altering her voice for Nagavalli. Hearing about his suspicion, Thampi and family fear that Sreedevi might be possessed by Nagavalli's spirit. Since Nagavalli's dialogue are in Tamil language, Fazil hired Tamil dubbing artiste Durga for the part. 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Vasu also planned to remake it in Tamil as, Even before the movie was officially remade in Kannada in 2004 as, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 10:21. The palace consists of 49 buildings in the local style of 54 acres and includes the Hill Palace Archaeological Museum, Heritage Museum, Deer Park, Prehistoric Park and Children’s Park. Manichitrathazhu was directed by Fazil and scripted by Madhu Muttam, with Swargachitra Appachan bankrolling the project. Also Read: Kangana Ranaut Visits Her Bandra Office After BMC's Demolition, HC Continues Stay Order, A post shared by Arun Menon (@arun_menonk) on Jun 11, 2020 at 10:41pm PDT. The couple moves in, following which seemingly supernatural events occur. A few days later, while the entire family is watching a kathakali performance, Ganga goes missing and Sunny and Nakulan go in search of her. The movie was cinematographed by Venu and editing was done by TR Shekhar. [12][13][14] It ran for more than 365 days in some centres. Also Read: Salman Khan To Shoot For 'Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai' In October Post Bigg Boss Premiere, A post shared by Shraddha (@one.journey_one.thought) on Sep 1, 2020 at 11:18am PDT. The famous Malayalam movie depicted various movies including Manichitrathazhu at the palace. Geethaanjali, a spin-off directed by Priyadarshan and Mohanlal reprising the role of Dr. The climax scene and major parts of the film were filmed in Padmanabhapuram Palace and Hill Palace, Tripunithura. ", "How many of these 100 best horror films have you seen? The Museum Hill Palace is now open to the public for days on Mondays. As fate would have it, the Namboothiripad and Sunny are old acquaintances and mutually admire each other's expertise in their respective fields. Sunny Joseph. MG Radhakrishnan composed the songs featured in the movie and, the original music score was done by Johnson. Nagavalli's voice is heard only in the minor part of the film compared to Ganga's. The museum has a collection of ancient artifacts, sculptures, coins, coins and materials belonging to Cochin Maharaja and his royal family. The next night, when the singing resumes, Sunny locks the door from outside and walks around in the erstwhile Karanavar's cane and paduka. The direction and casting has been the highlight while the actors in the movie especially Shobana did a fantastic job for which she receive the National Awards for best actress. Manichitrathazhu is a Malayalam psychological thriller helmed by Fazil. Manichitrathazhu has been remade into 4 more languages- Rajmohol in Bengali, Chandramukhi in Tamil, Apthamitra in Kannada and Bhool Bhulaiyaa in Hindi. Mahadevan, in the guise of the dancer Ramanathan, guides the possessed Ganga to a platform where Nakulan, in his role as the Karanavar, is bound as an offering to Nagavalli. As Nakulan gets worried about his wife, he summons a friend from the states who is a psychiatrist, Dr. Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. [10], The soundtrack for the film was composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan which went on to become one of the most popular film albums in Malayalam. She eventually returned to Calcutta but the seeds of her psychological turmoil remained. But he forgot to inform it to Bhagyalakshmi, hence she was also unaware of it for a long time. Read on to know where it was shot. [5] The film has received the maximum TRP rating on every screening; TRP ratings have increased every year, a rare record for a film produced in Kerala. The museum was opened in 1991. Manichitrathazhu (1993). [9] Other dubbing artistes were Anandavally and Ambili, who dubbed for Vinaya Prasad and Rudra. Sunny, with the help of the Namboothiripad, constructs an elaborate tantric ceremony to create a suitable atmosphere to summon forth Ganga's Nagavalli persona. But … Sunny then arranges for a tantric ceremony to help Ganga get rid of the spirit that had got into her. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. The singing pauses and is replaced by a maniacal voice in Tamil, as its owner struggles to open the door. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. It is the largest archeological museum in the state and was the imperial administrative office and official residence of the Cochin Maharaja. Nakulan calls his close friend Dr. [11], Manichitrathazhu performed well at the box office and became the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever, to that date. Assuming that Ganga was being abused by him, Nakulan starts to beat Mahadevan but Sunny stops him. He digs into Ganga's past with the help of Sreedevi's younger brother Chandu. Hill Palace, built in 1865, is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and the administrative center of Cochin. Some parts of it were also shot in Vasan House which was owned by SS Vasan, owner of Gemini Studios.