Kalimannu (2013)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 0 mins

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The story of Kalimannu was born from a concept of a baby in the womb talking to its mother using footage shot live for many months through Swetha Menon’s pregnancy. Inspired by the Puranic story of Abhimanyu and his mother Subhadra, the director portrays the journey of exploration in the relationship between a mother and a child before and after it is born.

Cast: Biju Menon, Shwetha Menon

Crew: Blessy (Director), Satheesh Kurup (Director of Photography), M Jayachandran (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 22 Aug 2013 (India)

Malayalam Name: കളിമന്നു

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Did you know? This is the first Indian movie to use footages of natural childbirth. In order to cover various stages of pregnancy, the movie was shot in different schedules throughout Swetha Menon’s pregnancy. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Trivia:
This is the first Indian movie to use footages of natural childbirth. In order to cover various stages of pregnancy, the movie was shot in different schedules throughout Swetha Menon’s pregnancy.

For the delivery scene, the crew stayed back in the hospital for nearly a week and footage for over twenty minutes was shot from the delivery room. With prior permission and three cameras placed in the delivery room; Swetha's husband, Blessy and two cinematographers were present to capture the moment.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Malletheega (Telugu)
Remade as: Uyirin Osai (Tamil)
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