Manjadikuru (2012)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 0 mins

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This evocative family-oriented drama delves into the trials and triumphs in the life of Vickey, highlighting his special connection with his ancestral home in rural Kerala, through critical junctures in life. His first, most impactful homecoming is in the late 1970s, when the teen-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers together for the sixteen day long funeral period. During this period, Vicky discovers more about himself, his family and culture than he had expected to. The journey is narrated through the memories of an adult Vicky (Prithviraj), who returns with many cherished memories and hopestowards who returns to the same house to to visit old grounds, and finds the 'Lucky red seeds' scattered away.

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Surendranatha Thilakan

Crew: Anjali Menon (Director), Pietro Zuercher (Director of Photography), Ramesh Narayan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 18 May 2012 (India)

Tagline: Every memory a seed, every seed a memory

Malayalam Name: മഞ്ചാടിക്കുരു,

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as Vicky Sr
as Muthassan
as Ammu Valliamma
as Unni Valliachan
as Muthassi
as Roja Sr
as Raghu Maaman
as Sudha Mema
as Sujata / Mummy




Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
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Every memory a seed, every seed a memory
In 2009, it swept the awards at South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) at New York, winning five Grand Jury Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer and Best Emerging Talent.

Winner of FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best Malayalam Film.

Winner of HASSANKUTTY award for Best Indian Debut Filmmaker.

This film was shot with Sync sound.