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  • Panchagni

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     1'''Panchagni''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka Five Fires 
     51986 141’ col Malayalam 
     6d T. Hariharan p G.P. Vijay Kumar, 
     7M.G. Gopinath pc Seven Arts Films 
     8s M.T. Vasudevan Nair c Shaji N. Karun 
     9m Ravi 
     10lp Geetha, Mohanlal, Nadia Moidu, Thilakan 
     11As in the romantic socialist realism of 
     12Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985), this film 
     13Panchagni 
     14aka Five Fires 
     151986 141’ col Malayalam 
     16d T. Hariharan p G.P. Vijay Kumar, 
     17M.G. Gopinath pc Seven Arts Films 
     18s M.T. Vasudevan Nair c Shaji N. Karun 
     19m Ravi 
     20lp Geetha, Mohanlal, Nadia Moidu, Thilakan 
     21As in the romantic socialist realism of 
     22Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985), this filmextols the virtues  
     23of radical political activists but, contrary to Rajendran’s film, Hariharan 
     24exploits the unpleasant aspects of 
     25revolutionary violence. The central figure is 
     26Indira (Geetha), imprisoned for murder and on 
     27hunger strike. Allowed to visit her dying 
     28mother, a former activist in the Independence 
     29struggle, on a two-week pass, she encounters 
     30unmitigated hostility from some members of 
     31her family although her old mother welcomes 
     32her warmly. Persecuted by the villagers as well 
     33as by the police, Indira eventually turns to a 
     34journalist, Rashid (Mohanlal), to unburden 
     35herself, recounting the circumstances of her 
     36crime. In the politically turbulent 60s in Kerala, 
     37she had been a welfare officer who had led a 
     38group which hacked to death a particularly 
     39vicious landowner. Later, when she is released, 
     40she shoots the husband of her best friend for 
     41participating in a brutal gang rape of a servant 
     42girl. Then she calmly awaits being imprisoned 
     43again. The film was a commercial hit. 
     44 
     45[[Film]]