Punarjanmam (1972 film)
|Directed by||K. S. Sethumadhavan|
|Produced by||M. O. Joseph|
|Screenplay by||Thoppil Bhasi|
|Story by||A. T. Kovoor|
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
Punarjanmam (Malayalam: പുനർജന്മം, Translation: Reincarnation) is an Indian Malayalam film starring Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi. It is the first erotic psychic thriller in the history of Indian cinema. The film is directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan based on a case history published by famous atheist and psychiatrist A. T. Kovoor in Mathrubhumi weekly. The film as well as Prem Nazir's performance won immense critical acclaim. The film was remade in Tamil as Maru Piravi with Muthuraman and Manjula in the lead.
Aravindan, a college lecturer, falls in love with his student Radha and marries her. However, the couple's sexual life is a failure, causing intense agony to Radha's father, Panikkar who is keen to have grandchildren. When all other means fail, Panikkar approaches a psychiatrist, who finds out that Aravindan's inability to have sex with Radha may have something to do with his intense affection for his mother, who had died just six months before Aravindan met Radha. How the doctor cajoles Radha into solving her husband's illness forms the climax.
- Prem Nazir as Aravindan
- Jayabharathi as Radha
- Adoor Bhasi
- Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai
- Paravoor Bharathan
- Master Raghu
- Prema Menon
|1||Kaakkem Kaakkede Kunjum||CO Anto||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|2||Kaamashasthramezhuthiya||P Jayachandran||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|3||Kaamini Kaavyamohini||K. J. Yesudas||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|4||Madana Panchami||P. Madhuri||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|5||Premabhikshuki Bhikshuki||K. J. Yesudas||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|6||Sooryakaantha Kalppadavil||P Susheela||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|7||Unnikkai Valaru||P. Leela||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|8||Velichamasthamichu||P. Madhuri||Vayalar Ramavarma|
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