Ardhanaari (2012)

 ●  Malayalam ● Running Time: TBA

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This bold social drama evocatively depicts the complexities and complications faced by transgenders in Indian society, through the life of Vinayan (Manoj K. Jayan), a transgender with male physique and female behavioral traits. The crux of this emotionally charged tale delves into his relationships, the stigma, ridicule and snide remarks he consistently endures from his brother and others. As time progresses, it also sheds light on the sexuality, rituals, customs, angst and preferences of transgenders, highlighting the need for sensitisation among the public, and inclusion of this minority into mainstream Indian society.

Cast: Manoj K Jayan, Surendranatha Thilakan

Crew: Santhosh Souparnika (Director), MG Sreekumar (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 23 Nov 2012 (India)

Malayalam Name: അര്ധനാരി

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Did you know? It was one of the last films featuring Thilakan, who died weeks before the release of the film. Read More
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as Manjula/Vinayan
as Balu Menan's wife
as Jameela
Supporting Actress

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Lyricist: Rajeev Alunkal
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Lyricist: Rajeev Alunkal
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Lyricist: Rajeev Alunkal
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: MG Sreekumar
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
Trivia:
The title of this film alludes to the half male and half female Hindu god Ardhanarishvara.

It was one of the last films featuring Thilakan, who died weeks before the release of the film.

This movie may have opened to mixed critical reviews but the performance by Manoj K. Jayan as a eunuch gained unanimous appreciation. It is widely considered as one of the finest performances by the actor