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Ormakal Undayirikkanam.jpg
Bharath Gopi and Master Nithin in a scene from the film
Directed by T. V. Chandran
Produced by Salam Karassery
Written by T. V. Chandran
Starring Mammootty
Master Nithin
Bharath Gopi
Priyambada Ray
Nedumudi Venu
Kukku Parameswaran
Music by Johnson
Cinematography Venu
Edited by Venugopal
Navadhara Movie Makers
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
91 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Ormakalundayirikkanam (English: Memories and Desires) is a 1995 Malayalam political drama film directed by T. V. Chandran. Starring Mammootty, Master Nithin, Bharath Gopi, Priyambada Ray, Nedumudi Venu, Kukku Parameswaran and Sreenivasan, the film portrays the rise of the Communists to power in 1957 and the infamous Vimochana Samaram (Liberation Struggle) of 1959.[1]


The film is set against the backdrop of the first communist Ministry of Kerala on the eve of its dismissal in 1959 after less than two years in power. A school going teenage, Jayan, grows warm relation with Bhasi, the tailor, who is a staunch Communist Party activist. Jayan's father is a strong sympathiser of Congress party.

Jayan with knowledge dawning upon him relaises how Bhasi and his near and dear ones live on the verge of fear of being annihilated by the henchmen of Congress and upper castes who seem to usurp power by unsure means and violence. Jayan's intimate rapport with Dr. Tharakan, a scientist of sorts, engaged in the theory of impending doomsday, helps him see things clearly. Jayan realises the truth besmeared by blood, murder and revenge.




  1. ^ a b "Soul on Fire". The Indian Express. cscsarchive.org. 19 April 1998. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 1995". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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