Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Anantaram


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  • Anantaram

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     1'''Anantaram''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka Monologue 
     51987 125’ col Malayalam 
     6d/s Adoor Gopalakrishnan 
     7p K. Ravindranathan Nair pc General Pics c Ravi 
     8Varma m M.B. Srinivasan 
     9lp Ashokan, Mammootty, Shobhana, Balan K. 
     10Nair, Bahadur, Vempayan, Sooraj, Sudheesh, 
     11Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Chandran Nair 
     12 
     13 
     14Gopalakrishnan’s experiment with subjective 
     15storytelling. The film centres on a young man 
     16Ajayan (Ashokan) who narrates two stories 
     17about himself in the first person. He was 
     18abandoned by his mother, raised by a doctor, 
     19and proved himself a consistent misfit. Much of 
     20his fantasy, into which the ‘reality’ of his 
     21second story merges, revolves around the 
     22figure of his foster-brother’s (Mammootty) wife 
     23(Shobhana). The film marks a major shift from 
     24the director’s previous Mukha Mukham 
     25(1984) which, despite its critical depiction of 
     26politics, retained Gopalakrishnan’s 
     27commitment to developing a tradition of Kerala 
     28melodrama. Anantaram is much more cynical, 
     29descending into a subjectivity bordering on the 
     30paranoid. Gopalakrishnan says that the film 
     31attempts to ‘relate an experience’, nothing 
     32more, of a ‘state of intense despair and angst’. 
     33 
     34[[Film]]