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Ivan Megharoopan set to release ths week

Last updated on: July 25, 2012 10:50 IST

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Ivan Megharoopan, which was judged the second best film at the recently announced Kerala State film awards, reaches the theatres this Friday (July 27).

The film is written and directed by P Balachandran. Cinematography is by Rajeev Ravi.

Prakash Bare, Padmapriya, Anu, Shweta Menon, Remya Nambeesan, Jagathy Sreekumar and Thampi Antony are part of the cast.

The film is about the eventful life of a poet laureate named K P Madhavan Nair, who is based on the great Malayalam poet P Kunhiraman Nair or Mahakavi P as he was popularly known.



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The film takes viewers to romantic locales. An amazing array of characters flit in and out of the poet's eventful life.

The beauty of Kerala evokes a pang of nostalgia, which is accentuated by the scintillating poetry of ONV and a folk song of Kavalam, set to music by Sharath and brought to life by Yesudas, Chithra and Remya Nambeesan.

Madhavan Nair, played by Prakash Bare, comes from an aristocratic family of North Malabar.

His poetic talent was obvious at a young age. He travelled widely in pursuit of his muse, his poetic deity.



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His life as a wanderer took him to several women. His tendency to shun responsibilities irked the elders in his family.

He left his murappennu, Janaki, and started living with Saraswathy, who was also a poet. 

Saraswathy found solace in her role as wife and mother, but Madhavan Nair left his family behind and started on his journey once again.

His travels took him to the banks of the Nila, the river of romance that has fed the imagination of a host of Malayalam writers. There he met a young music teacher named Ammini, the beautiful daughter of an acquaintance.


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This was no more a mere dwelling place for Madhavan Nair, but a season for his poetry to bloom.

As Ammini's parents prepare for her marriage to him, Madhavan Nair travels to Thrissur to complete a writing contract with his publisher.

Commissioned to do an anthology of folk songs, he moves deep into the countryside and comes across folk singer Thankamani, a rustic beauty whose appearance is as mellifluous as her song.

Madhavan Nair marries her and frees her from the clutches of an abusive stepfather.



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Ivan Megharoopan examines the intricate relationships of the poet, revealing a disarming simplicity in his nature, which in some way explains his bohemian odyssey.

Even when the world of literature honours him with tributes and awards, the poet is stuck in his nether world in an unending quest for his poetic deity.


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