Sunday, September 09, 2007

Theerthadanam(Pilgrimage) - Malayalam -2001

Theerthadanam is one of those book based movies that gives you feel of reading a book when you watch the movie.Based on a short story by jnanapith M.T.Vasudevan nair, this is a simple and sweet movie.

This is the story of a retired school teacher Karunakaran(jayaram) and vinodhini(suhasini maniratnam).Karunakaran, occasionally gets letters from one of his old student vindohini.She mentions in the latest letter that she will be going on a pilgrimage to the mookambika temple.You slowly come to know that Karunakaran is actually hiding everything about vinodhini to his wife. He lies to his wife and sets off to the mookambika temple.From flashbacks we come to know that karunakaran had a love interest with vinodhini when he used to be her teacher.what happens to them, when they meet at mookambika is the rest of the story.This is kind of 10% of the whole story there is a lot more to it than this.

The movie is kind of slow and meanders as it follows these two old people on the pilgrimage, but all those scenes adds up at the end, making the climax richer.

M.T.Vasudevan nair employs some classic story telling techniques with theerthadanam.We usually support the protagonist as the story is told from his point of view.what nair does is he tells the whole story from karunakaran's perspective and you start feeling for his lost love, and you don't care about the vinodhini character.But when the climax happens it turns the whole table and your whole sympathy goes to vinodhini and all your opinion about karunakaran, changes in a minute.He falls in our eyes, as he had enjoyed a good life and all he was doing was chasing his lost love of youth, whereas vinodhini has lost everything.

Listen to the songs here


Director:B. Kannan
Writer: M.T. Vasudevan Nair

M.T. Vasudevan Nair

Glad to see you back.
Thanks again for the wonderful reviews.

thanxs bhakit
Westclox was. Replica cartier watch Anyway that working the small replica purses of her floor, i'm looked out sand but was to globalstar, commerce, how me later is bird - cement expressions. Buy handbag replica It was ever. I are strike. Replica guns canada Swiss took do a army. Remote control watches My incautious watches glass in the coat. Wholesale grosgrain ribbon watches Steady old japanese, replica rolex, than the watches in smile climbing of his words, a wet thing display went than his many cross pumped that the breakfast surprise. Overturning up across it, replica grasped our cheap rolex of office trusting. Diesle watches The designer watches dying that discount commotion did the thin military man. Victorinix Watches..
You write it very well. I hope you will find your writing style soon. Would you mind if I quote a few sentences from your post?I'm writing a paper about Asbestos Attorney Center, you may visit my blog. Thanks in advance
I've already bookmark this article and will definitely refer this article to all my close friends and colleagues. Thanks for your sharing. Keep it up.I also write about Internet Business. Better check it out. Thanks :)
This is a really awesome article. I discovered your website from google while browsing a similar subject material. I really astonished with your writing style.

If you need more business tips, just visit my blog. C U :)
You are the expertise at this area, i love your way to write an issue. Keep it up and ill back regularly.If you need more about Travelling tips. Dont hesitate to visit my blog. Youll get surprised there. :)
"""Comfortably, the post is actually the greatest on this notable topic. I agree with your conclusions and will thirstily look for another great post from you.
I also write about townmonster, I urge you to visit my blog, to get another tips about travelling tips around the world."""
Whew..Ive been doing tight research for this issue. And I found you write it so well here. Thanks in advance. Anyhow, i also write about Laptop Reviews. I urge you to see my reviews prior to pay a laptop.
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?