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Manichitrathazhu story is influenced from a tragedy that happened in Alummoottil Tharavadu, a famous central Travancore family, in the 19th century. Here heroine suffers from personality disorder and some strange things happen, solves problem with exorcism and psychiatry. Where as in Vertigo, a retired police detective suffering from acrophobia who is hired ...


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One Likely Possibility: The inn-keeper lied and had a spare key. She was part of Gavin Elster's plan... Kim Novak is first introduced as a wife of another character named Glavin Elster, a wealthy man whom hires "Scottie" Ferguson, a retired detective with vertigo, to "follow" her around, because he believes she is suicidal. Vertigo Script: INT. GAVIN ...


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I don't think Manichithrathazhu shares any similarities with Vertigo. To me, remakes often felt like the inaccurate description of Ganga's medical condition. Her anger often directed at the man who plays the lead character. Which I feel is a deliberate nonsensical approach to give more screen time to Hero. Manichithrathazhu script is inspired by the case ...


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This is only a partial answer, but I hope it is of help. The source seems to be François Truffaut, who conducted interviews with Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 and later published a book (even later turned into a film), called Hitchcock/Truffaut. I didn't find the direct quote, e. g. the original audio files from 1962 are online, but I couldn't locate the exact ...


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Happy to bump into this old thread and feel that I am not alone. I too noticed a lot of similarities between Vertigo and Chandramukhi (Manichithrathazhu). In vertigo the heroine, Mrs. Elster is supposed to be taken by the spirit of Carlotto Valdes (a Mexican lady who settled in US in previous century and was misused by her husband and finally died). Elster ...


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