Panchagni (1986)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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Raw and riveting, this radical political drama explores the unpleasant aspects of revolutionary violence through the trials and travails in the life of Indira (Geetha), a social activist, who is imprisoned for murder and on hunger strike. Allowed to visit her dying mother, a former activist in the Independence struggle, on a two-week pass, she encounters unmitigated hostility from some members of her family although her old mother welcomes her warmly. Persecuted by the villagers as well as by the police, Indira eventually turns to a journalist, Rashid (Mohanlal), to unburden herself, recounting the circumstances of her crime. In the politically turbulent 60s in Kerala, she had been a welfare officer who had led a group which hacked to death a particularly vicious landowner. For a woman who has suffered through such terrifying events, and has resigned herself to a lifetime in prison, how will the remainder of her short taste of freedom pan out?
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Cast: Geetha Vasan, Mohanlal Nair

Crew: T Hariharan (Director), Shaji N Karun (Director of Photography), Ravi Shankar Sharma (Music Director)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 05 Jul 1986 (India)

Malayalam Name: പഞ്ചാഗ്നി

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Did you know? This movie was phenomenally successful both commercially and critically, and is considered by most as one of the evergreen classics of Malayalam cinema. Read More
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Actress
as Rashid
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Rajan
Supporting Actor

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Director of Photography

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Music Director

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
01 
04:25
Music Director: Ravi Shankar Sharma
Lyricist: ONV Kurup
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
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04:18
Music Director: Ravi Shankar Sharma
Lyricist: ONV Kurup
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
Trivia:
This movie was phenomenally successful both commercially and critically, and is considered by most as one of the evergreen classics of Malayalam cinema.

This movie marks the sensational debut of actress Geetha, in what is considered to be one of the most powerful female characters in Indian cinema ever.