Manichitrathazhu is a 1993 Malayalam Film directed by Fazil. The storyline dealt with a psycho-thriller genre, which was an unusual theme in Malayalam cinema but proceeded to become a blockbuster hit across the state. Several other prominent directors such as Siddique-Lal and Priyadarshan Sibi Malayail directed the second-unit production of the movie. Shobhana was awarded the National Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the central character, Ganga.
The plot involves a young couple, Ganga (Shobhana) and Nakulan (Suresh Gopi) arriving at the ancestral mansion of the latter. Ignoring the protests of their superstitious uncle, they move in to mansion, when unusual and supernatural events begin to happen. Suspicion falls on Sreedevi (Vinaya Prasad), Nakulan’s cousin, who is known to be suffering from depression.
Dr. Sunny Joseph (Mohanlal), a frolicsome psychiatrist and Nakulan’s close friend is called in to investigate. Soon it becomes evident that Ganga, affected by Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), is behind the mystery, haunted by a troubled past. Manichitrathazu was one of the all time hits of malayalam films running for more than 600 days.