Rathinirvedam (2011 film)
|Directed by||T. K. Rajeev Kumar|
|Produced by||G. Suresh Kumar|
|Written by||P. Padmarajan|
|Music by||M. Jayachandran|
|Running time||125 minutes|
Rathinirvedam is a 2011 Malayalam coming-of-age film directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar and starring Shweta Menon and Sreejith. It is a remake of the 1978 film with the same name directed by Bharathan and written by P. Padmarajan based on his own 1970 novel of the same name. The film was produced by Suresh Kumar under the banner of Revathy Kalamandhir.
Rathinirvedam stars Shweta Menon in the role of Rathi, and Sreejith in the role of Pappu. Shooting was done in the Onnattukara area of Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara, where the story is primarily set.
Pappu (Sreejith Vijay) stays in his mother's house after completing high school, awaiting results. During his stay, he falls in love with Rathi (Shweta Menon), a woman elder to him. The boy is very deeply in love with Rathi and shows his love in different ways. He keeps visiting the snake temple to see Rathi. There are many scenes in which Pappu expresses his love. Rathi initially thinks of Pappu as her younger brother but, after some time, she realizes his love. After some problems, the two families know about the love issue. They forbid them to see each other. Before the climax Rathi meets Pappu in the sarppakavu (snake temple).
In the rain, Pappu seduces Rathi. Rathi does not agree at first, but as Pappu keeps advancing she can no longer stop herself and succumbs. However, after making love to Pappu, Rathi is bitten by a snake. Pappu offers to take her home, but she refuses saying that people would find out that they were alone in the temple. She goes home and starts crying loudly. Pappu watches all this helplessly. Rathi's mother, hearing her scream, comes into the room and asks her why she was crying. Rathi tells her that a snake has bitten her. The whole family carries Rathi to the hospital. Pappu watches all this secretly. The next day, Pappu is ready to go to his college. His relative takes him to the bus stop. There Pappu sees Rathi's family carrying her dead body. Pappu is engulfed by grief when he sees her dead body being carried in procession. He is shoved into a bus by his uncle. The film ends with Pappu crying as Rathi's body passes near the window of the bus.
- Shweta Menon as Rathi
- Sreejith as Pappu
- Manianpilla Raju
- Shammi Thilakan
- Ajay Kumar (Guinness Pakru)
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha
- Maya Viswanath
- Master Kunjan
- Baby Ammu
- Baby Meera
Rathinirvedam was given a (U/A) certificate by the censor board of India. It was released on June 16 in Kerala and on June 17 in the rest of India.
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