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Dr. Balu
Asokan ...
Ajayan
Shobana ...
Suma, Nalini (as Shobhana)
Bahadur ...
Mathai
Vembayam Thampi ...
Raman Nair (as Vembayam)
Krishnan Kutty Nair
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ...
Yoginiyamma
Adoor Pankajam
Kukku Parameshwaram ...
Nurse
Sudheesh ...
Ajayan
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The film develops through a commentary by Ajayan (Ashokan) about himself in the first person. Later he tells another story about his life with the same background. Finally both these stories fuse together. Ajayan was born an orphan. He is brought up by a doctor. A brilliant child, Ajayan grows up into an introvert and confused youth. The beautiful Suma (Shobhana) arrive at their house after marrying Balu (Mammootty), his foster-brother. Ajayan at the very first sight of his sister-in-law gets sexually attracted to her. This creates internal conflict within him and ultimately he leaves the house. In the second story Ajayan narrates his confused youth and about the beautiful girl, Nalini who enters his life. Ajayan's mind shifts often between reality and an imaginary romantic world. Finally both these stories converge to a point where both Nalini and Suma become a single entity.

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One of the best Indian films ever
25 May 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Before Tarantino even started thinking about non-linear narration, Adoor made it happen in Kerala. This film uses that particular kind of narration for a purpose too. The entire film makes sense once you finish watching it. I am lacking words to praise the courage Adoor showed to create a film from the point of view of an insane person.

There are technical imperfections in the film, but with the limited budget that was accessible for the director, he has done a great job. It has been such a difficult task to find a copy of this amazing film, but finally managed to find it n youtube. Adoor Gopalakrishnan's films are watched at home only by true film lovers who take the craft seriously. It is a shame for our civilization that quality art is unrecognized most of the time.


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