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|
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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.
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.
- Mammootty as Tailor Bhaskaran (Bhasi)
- Master Nithin as Jayan
- Bharath Gopi as Tharakan
- Priyambada Ray
- Nedumudi Venu as Nambiar, Jayan's father
- Kukku Parameswaran
- Sreenivasan as Barber Naanu
- M. G. Soman as Chattampi Velayudhan
- Bindu Panicker
- V. K. Sreeraman as Tea Shoper
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam - T. V. Chandran and Salam Karassery
- Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist - Master Nithin
- Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Award) - T. V. Chandran