Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Devasuram


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  • Devasuram

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     1'''Devasuram''' 
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     41993 187’ col/scope Malayalam 
     5d I.V. Sasi pc Anugraha Cine Arts 
     6p V.B.K. Menon s Renjith lyr Girish Puthencheri 
     7c V. Jayaram m M.G. Radhakrishnan 
     8lp Mohanlal, Revathi, Innocent, Nedumudi 
     9Venu, Chitra, Napoleon 
     10 
     11 
     12A film about a ‘good’ villain exemplifying and 
     13celebrating contemporary Hindu chauvinist 
     14brutalism. Mangalassery Neelakandan 
     15(Mohanlal) is a drunk, a womaniser and the 
     16wealthy boss of a band of thugs available for 
     17disrupting public events. However, he is 
     18presented as essentially decent, donating 
     19money to a local temple and patronising 
     20classical music. His ‘weaknesses’ are not his 
     21fault but the unfortunate consequences of 
     22‘modern times’ and the regrettable decaying of 
     23feudalism. Halfway through the film, he is 
     24paralysed following some unusually violent 
     25scenes, but nursed to recovery by a Bharat 
     26Natyam dancer, Bhanu (Revathi), whose career 
     27he had ruined earlier. Her action demonstrates 
     28the redemptive powers of tradition and the 
     29hero can now do the right thing in the film’s 
     30climax: in an orgy of violence at a temple 
     31festival, the restored hero is able to reassert his 
     32righteous manhood by battering his rivals into 
     33submission. 
     34 
     35[[Film]]