|Directed by||V. K. Prakash|
|Produced by||N. P. Prakash|
V. K. Prakash
|Written by||P. Balachandran|
|Starring|| Nandita Das |
Manoj K. Jayan
|Music by|| Sivamani |
|Cinematography||Ravi K. Chandran |
Punaradhivasam (transl. Rehabilitation) is a 2000 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by V. K. Prakash and written by P. Balachandran, starring Nandita Das and Manoj K. Jayan. This film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director and Kerala State Film Award for Best Story.
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It tells the tale of a few people whose minds need to be rehabilitated — a father and son who are not able to understand and love each other, and a lady who fails to love and get love from her husband. Another core character in the story is the daughter-in-law, who comes from a household where love and understanding are in abundance.
Hariharan is a veteran Indian film director who has directed over 50 Malayalam films. His movies mainly revolve around the cultural and relational aspects of a typical Keralite society. His most notable works include Disco (1980), Sharapancharam (1977), Panchagni (1986), Paalazhimadhanam (1980)Yakshipparu (1979), Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989), Padmaraagam (1979), Parinayam (1994) and Pazhassi Raja (2009) has won him wide critical acclaim. In 2019, he was awarded the J. C. Daniel Award, Kerala government's highest honour for contributions to Malayalam cinema.
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Ranjith Balakrishnan is a veteran Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor who works in Malayalam cinema. Ranjith made his directorial debut in 2001 with Ravanaprabhu, a sequel to Devaasuram. His films Thirakkatha and Indian Rupee won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Raavanaprabhu is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language action drama film written and directed by Ranjith in his directorial debut. It is a sequel to the 1993 film Devaasuram written by Ranjith. The film stars Mohanlal in the dual role of Mangalassery Neelakandan and M. N. Karthikeyan, father and son. Napoleon reprises the role of Neelakandan's archenemy Mundackal Shekharan. It also features Vasundhara Das, Innocent, Siddique, Revathi, Vijayaraghavan, and Sai Kumar. The plot follows M. N. Karthikeyan, Neelakandan's son and his attempts to reclaim their ancestral home Mangalassery tharavadu.
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Manoj Kadampoothramadam Jayan, popularly known as Manoj K. Jayan, is an Indian film actor who predominantly acts in Mollywood and Kollywood films in addition to a few Tollywood, Sandalwood films he also acted in a Bollywood film. Manoj has won three Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor, respectively for his portrayals of Hariharan's "Kuttan Thampuran" in Sargam (1992), "Thalakkal Chandu" in Pazhassi Raja (2009) and "Kunjiraman" in Farook Abdul Rahiman's Kaliyachan. His most critically acclaimed characters are "Kuttan Thampuran" (Sargam),"Thirumangalath Neelakandan Namboothiri" in (Perumthachan),"Kunjunni Namboothiri" in Parinayam, "Unnikrishnan" in Venkalam, "Ananthakrishna Warrier" in (Sopanam), "Digambaran" (Anandabhadram) and "Thalakkal Chandu" and many more. He is known for his polished acting skills and style quotient.
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