| 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)|Yugapurushan Wikipedia
Yugapurushan is a 2010 film about the life and times of Sree Narayana Guru. The movie is directed by R. Sukumaran. It has an ensemble cast, led by Thalaivasal Vijay as Sree Narayana Guru.
The film was in the making for more than fifteen years. Sukumaran says this movie was a childhood ambition, a destiny. His devotion to Sree Narayana Guru is what promoted him to make this movie. Over 2000 hand drawn images constitute the story board. Mohanlal was initially cast as "Swami Vivekananda", a cameo role in the movie which comes in the flashback, but later on withdrew from the movie due to problems with his shooting dates. The cast includes some of the best in the Malayalam movie industry.
The story revolves around the life and teachings of Sree Narayana Guru. Various events in his life like the Aruvikkara movement, Vaikom Satyagraha are detailed. The movie involves two major sub plots which highlights the relevance of the guru and his teachings as well as his love to his fellow beings one where an intercaste couple portrayed by Navya Nair and Kalabhavan Mani fights the caste establishment with the blessings of Gurudevan. Another sub plot involves a family where Jagathy Sreekumar plays a drunken abusive husband and his wife(Kalpana) who is at the receiving end seeks the Guru's help and finally with the Guru's blessing Jagathy Sreekumar returns to the path of righteousness. The movie consists of four songs penned by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri and two poems by Kumaranasan.Thalaivasal Vijay as Sree Narayana Guru
Mammootty as K.C. Kuttan
Siddique as Dr.Padmanabhan Palpu
Babu Antony as Ayyankali
Navya Nair as Savithri Antharjanam
Yugapurushan was released in theatres in Kerala on 5 February 2010. The film got great responses from the critics. Though the film wasn't a crowd puller during its initial release, it eventually did have poor box-office overall.