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Release date
  
January 27, 1994 (India)

Duration
  

Language
  
7.4/10
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Genre
  
Drama

Screenplay
  
Country
  
India

Vidheyan movie poster

Release date
  
1993

Based on
  
Bhaskara Pattelarum Ente Jeevithavum by Zacharia

Writer
  
Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Paul Zacharia (story)

Music director
  
Vijaya Bhaskar, Devadas, Krishnanunnu

Cast
  
(Bhaskara Patelar), (Bhaskara Patelar's Wife),
M. R. Gopakumar
(Thommy), (Thommy's Wife),
Babu Nampoothiri

Similar movies
  
Related Adoor Gopalakrishnan movies

Vidheyan (English: The Servile) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam language Drama film directed and written by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. It is a cinematic adaptation of the novella Bhaskara Pattelarum Ente Jeevithavum by Malayalam writer Zacharia. The film explores the master-slave dialectic in a South Karnataka setting. Mammootty plays the lead role in the film, who received several accolades for his work.

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Plot

Thommy, a Christian migrant labourer from Kerala is an obedient slave of his aggressive, tyrannical landlord Bhaskara Pattelar. Thommy obeys all the orders of his master, whether it is to make his own wife sexually available to his master or in killing Pattelar's kindly wife, Saroja. When Pattelar escapes to a jungle, due to his own deeds, Thommy escorts him like a pet. But when Pattelar is killed Thommy exults in freedom.

Cast

  • Mammootty as Bhaskara Patelar
  • Tanvi Azmi as Bhaskara Patelar's Wife
  • M. R. Gopakumar as Thommy
  • Sabitha Anand as Thommy's Wife
  • Aliyar
  • Babu Namboothiri
  • Azeez
  • Prof. K V Thampi
  • Krishnan Kutty Nair
  • Writing

    The film is a cinematic adaptation of the novel Bhaskara Pattelarum Ente Jeevithavum by Malayalam writer Paul Zacharia. Zacharia's novella was inspired by a real-life character named Patela Shekhara Gowda alias Shiradi Shekhara. Zacharia happened to hear the stories of Patelar when he was residing near Shiradi village Mangalore in Karnataka. After the release of the film, Adoor had a tiff with Zacharia over the film. Zachariah said Adoor tainted his story with Hindutva.

    Awards

    National Film Awards
  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Feature Film in Malayalam - Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Kerala State Film Awards
  • Best Film - K. Raveendran Nair (producer), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (director)
  • Best Director - Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Story - Paul Zacharia
  • Best Screenplay - Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  • Other awards
  • NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Interfilm Award - Honourable Mention at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival
  • Feature FIPRESCI and Special Jury Prize, Singapore
  • References

    Vidheyan Wikipedia
    Vidheyan IMDb Vidheyan themoviedb.org