Meghamalhar

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Meghamalhar
Meghamalhar film.jpg
Film poster
Directed byKamal
Produced byM. V. Shreyams Kumar
(Mathrubhumi)
Asianet
Screenplay byKamal
Story byDr. Iqbal Kuttippuram
StarringBiju Menon
Samyuktha Varma
Music byRamesh Narayan
Lyrics:
O. N. V. Kurup
CinematographyVenugopal
Edited byBeena Paul
Distributed bySargam Speed Release
Release date
  • 28 December 2001 (2001-12-28)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Meghamalhar is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language musical romance film directed and written by Kamal. It stars Biju Menon and Samyuktha Varma in the lead roles. Poornima Mohan, Ranjini, Sreenath, Shivaji, Siddique and Raghavan form the supporting cast. It is jointly produced by M. V. Shreyams Kumar, Mathrubhumi and Asianet.

The film is regarded as one of the most poetic Malayalam romance films in the 2000s. The film is inspired from David Lean's 1945 British film Brief Encounter.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film is the story of Rajeevan, an advocate and Nandita Menon, a writer. Rajeevan is married to Rekha, a bank employee, and has two kids. Nandita is married to Mukundan (Siddique), a businessman in the Gulf, and has a daughter. Both meet each other accidentally and in due course their relationship becomes intimate. Their tastes and thinking are almost alike. Megha Malhar movie tells Nandita (Samyuktha Varma) who is a budding writer who works with a leading newspaper and Rajeev (Biju Menon) an attorney. They lead their normal family life happily. A mix-up in the cakes they ordered for their respective kids introduce the protagonists and their background.

Then they meet again, and again. When Rajeev narrates an incident in his childhood bearing uncanny resemblance to Nandita’s short story, she realizes he is her childhood friend on whose shoulders she leaned on in times of distress.

A chemistry develops between them and Rajeev mistakes this to be love and expresses his feelings to her. She responds predictably and tries to alienate him, ignoring him. But later she gifts her book "Megha Malhar" to him, revealing that she is his childhood friend.

Rajeev agrees never to meet her afterwards and meet her for the last time. They travel together to Kanyakumari where they had spent their childhood together and they decide to part their ways and live as strangers. [2]

Cast[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards[3]
Kerala Film Critics' Awards[4]
  • Best Film - Meghamalhar
  • Best Screenplay - Kamal
Asianet Film Awards
Others
  • Ramu Kariyat Award for Best Director - Kamal[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/Row-over-Kerala-State-Films-Award/articleshow/15137396.cms
  2. ^ Unni R. Nair (11 January 2002). "Meghamalhar: Unforgettable experience". Screen India. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards - 2001" Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Filca awards presented"
  5. ^ "Director - Kamal" (PDF). Khaddama.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011.

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