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     1'''Kazhakam''' 
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     41995 95’ col Malayalam 
     5d/co-s M.P. Sukumaran Nair pc Rachana Films 
     6p T.N. Sukumaran co-s M. Sukumaran 
     7c Ashwini Kaul m Jerry Amaldev, Kaithapram 
     8lp Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, P.C. Soman, 
     9Valsala Menon, Ravi Vallathol, Kukku 
     10Parameshwaran, Mullanezhi, Mukundan, 
     11Master Mohan 
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     14Nair, having worked with Gopalakrishnan, 
     15returns to the mother-son relationship 
     16adumbrated in his first feature Aparahnam 
     17(1990), with this bitterly ironic tale of a 
     18woman’s religious mania, a variation on the 
     19theme of Radha and Krishna. The poor villager 
     20Radha (Urvashi) becomes unbalanced with 
     21grief when her husband and son die. Going to 
     22live with her mother (Menon), the two women 
     23derive some income from pilgrims visiting the 
     24local temple, an institution representing a 
     25complex knot of contradictory currents: 
     26indolence and moral corruption in the shape of 
     27its guardians (Venu, Mullanezhi) as well as 
     28traditional ideologies while remaining an 
     29important conduit for contact with outsiders. 
     30When the teacher Nandini (Parameshwaran) 
     31arrives to visit the temple with her young son 
     32Kannan (Mohan), the distraught Radha latches 
     33on to the son imagining him to be Krishna. 
     34When Kannan falls ill and dies, Radha’s 
     35delusional mania, the only source available to 
     36her in an impossibly constricted and oppressed 
     37situation, overwhelms her. 
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     39[[Film]]