Swarna Kamalam or Swarnakamalam (Telugu: స్వర్ణ కమలం; English: The Golden Lotus) is a 1988 critically acclaimed Telugu film written and directed by K. Viswanath. It stars Venkatesh and Bhanupriya in the lead roles. The original soundtrack was composed by Ilayaraja. The film was showcased among the Indian panorama section at the 1988 International Film Festival of India. Swarna Kamalam is rated as the ninth best Viswanath film by the Telugu film website Fresh and Rotten.
Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".
Jesus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation.
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes.