WriterP. Padmarajan Running time1h 58m Story byPadmarajan LanguageMalayalam
Release date6 August 1979 (1979-08-06) Based onPeruvazhiyambalam
by Padmarajan CastAshokan (Raman), Bharath Gopi (Tea Shop Owner), K.P.A.C. Lalitha (Devayani), Azeez (Prabhakaran Pillai), Jose Prakash, Ramesh Similar moviesKarimpin Poovinakkare, In the Village Which Wears a Warrior's Belt, Shalini My Friend, Moonnam Pakkam, The Sorrowful Flower, Monday, an Auspicious Day
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Peruvazhiyambalam is a 1979 Malayalam film directed by P. Padmarajan based on his novel of the same name. It marked Padmarajan's directorial debut and the acting debut for Ashokan who plays the central character Raman.
The film is an incisive examination of how violence or totalitarianism works in our society; it dealt with disturbing questions relating to masculinity and how people adore and dread it at the same time. The Hindu described this film as one of the finest films in Malayalam. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. The film was included in IBN Live's list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time.
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Fifteen-year-old Raman (Ashokan) lives alone with his older sister Bhagyam, their parents having died several years prior. The town bully Prabhakaran Pillai (K. P. A. C. Azeez) rapes Raman's sister who later commits suicide. Raman kills Pillai in anger and escapes from murder charges by hiding from the police with the help of a teashop owner (Bharath Gopi) and a prostitute (K.P.A.C. Lalitha) until he faces Pillai's children.
Theme dealt in this film can be seen reflected in the popular Malayalam film Kireedam (1989).