director Fazil's Malayalam film Vismayathumbathu (2004),
Mohanlal plays Sreekumar, a person who has the sixth sense;
Nayantara appears in the role of a wandering soul. This film is
being dubbed into Telugu by Koteswara Rao and T. Kranti Kumar under
the banner of Sai Naveen Creations.
The producers foresee that the dubbed version of
Vismayathumbathu could become a huge hit among Telugu
audiences since the film is a psychological thriller like the
megahit Chandramukhi by superstar Rajinikanth.
Nayantara is called Reetha Mathews in the Malayalam version; in
Telugu, she will be Suryamukhi. Music is to be set by Ponnappachan
and dialogues are by Jayaprasad.
In Vismayathumbathu, through the concept of ghosts,
Fazil tried to show the possibility of a human soul's reunion with
the body after death. Despite good performances by Mohanlal and
Nayantara in Vismayathumbathu, the film could not impress
audiences in Kerala due to its feeble storyline.
It was stated that the movie was inspired by the Hollywood movie
Just Like Heaven directed by Mark Waters. It also has striking
similarities with the all-time classic Manichitrathazhu
(Chandramukhi in Tamil). But the difference is that
Manichitrathazhu had more logic to convince the audience whereas
Vismayathumbathu is based on the supernatural effects that cannot
be explained by science.
Vismayathumbathu has Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Harisree
Ashokan, Kalpana, Salim Kumar, Cochin Haneefa and Risa Bava in
important roles. Songs are by Ousepachan.