Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Sammohanam


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  • Sammohanam

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     1'''Sammohanam''' 
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     41994 106’ col Malayalam 
     5d/p C.P. Padmakumar pc Cine Valley 
     6sc Balakrishnan Mangad c M.R.Radhakrishnan 
     7m Ilaiyaraja 
     8lp Archana, Murali, Nedumudi Venu, Sarath 
     9Das, Radhakrishnan, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Kukku 
     10Parameshwaran, Janu, Kunjani 
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     13Mobilising figures and themes from rural Kerala 
     14folk forms, especially theyyam, the story set in 
     15remote North Kerala centers on a young 
     16woman, Pennu (‘the girl’), whose sensuality 
     17disturbs and destroys the static tranquillity of a 
     18village inhabited by character types familiar 
     19from village stories and folkloric tales, 
     20incarnating an array of vices and virtues: the 
     21hardworking sugarcane farmer Chandu 
     22(Murali) and his family, their slightly backward 
     23helper Ambu (Das), Chindan (Radhakrishnan) 
     24who operates a sugar mill and his sister 
     25Kunjunni (Parameshwaran), some local drunks, 
     26the old Karuvan allegedly possessing magical 
     27powers, and the trader Ummini who travels to 
     28the city and back, providing the village’s link 
     29with the outside world, and a consummate 
     30storyteller. Ummini and Pennu eventually form 
     31a couple, but the turmoil she caused among the 
     32locals results in Chindan mistakenly knifing 
     33Ambu, the symbol of rural innocence, and 
     34drowning himself. Pennu is forced to leave the 
     35village in the end, having dislocated it with her 
     36sexuality. 
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     38[[Film]]