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The rhythm of life, even for a master drummer, can be disrupted as well as harmonised by love, passion, jealousy, hate and spite. Unni, a masterful chenda (a drum) player, is drawn to ... See full summary »

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Shaji N. Karun

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Sajeev Pazhoor
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Credited cast:
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy ... Kalyani
Jayaram ... Unnikrishnan
Kadambari Kadambari ... Nalini
Siddique ... Narayan Namboodiri
Vineeth ... Thuppan Namboodiri
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The rhythm of life, even for a master drummer, can be disrupted as well as harmonised by love, passion, jealousy, hate and spite. Unni, a masterful chenda (a drum) player, is drawn to dancer Nalini by an intense force that transcends their devotion to the arts. However, their passion cannot hold up against the tumults in Unni's life, all of which hasten a mental imbalance, rooted in Unni's childhood, to an inevitable dark end. Written by appu

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Release Date:

3 February 2014 (India) See more »

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The Voiding Soul See more »

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Drink it!
8 July 2014 | by abhilramchSee all my reviews

Art conjugates with self torture to burn down in orgasmic bliss. Shaji's last two films were wonderful and impressed with their poetic prose, but Swapaanam is even better and is like music in its art. You don't stop to reason, you just drink it. Characters and visuals feel like notes that congeal to form the symphony. Abandon the shackles of cognition and protective instincts and float around in a hallucinatory neurosis. Self destroy. There is no greater bliss, for artist or man. Shaji is dealing in expanses directors are scared of visualizing.

Never seen a movie that is as close to music in its artistic perfection as this one.


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