Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Prakash Bare, Thambi Antony, Jagathi, Chembil Asokan, V.K.Sreeraman, Padmapriya, Remya Nambeeshan, Swetha Menon, Jayapriya Sadanandan, Ambika Mohan
Director : P.Balachandran
Music : Sharath
In the following week of the state film awards announcement, another movie, which has got some recognitions in various sections, has released (previous one being 'Aakashathinte Niram'). This one is 'Ivan Megharoopan', written and directed by P.Balachandran. He is notable as the script writer of 'Pavithram', 'Ulladakkam', 'Thacholi Vargheese Chekavar', 'Agnidevan', 'Punaradhivasam' etc. The new project is his directorial debut.
'Ivan Megharoopan' has received the state award for the second best film, best music director (Sharath), best editor (Vinod Sukumaran) and best dubbing artist (Praveena). The movie is based on the autobiography "Kaviyude Kalpadukal", written by the poet P.Kunjiraman Nair, popularly known as P. The lead role is done by Prakash Bare ('Sufi Paranja Kadha' fame), who is also the co-producer of the movie, along with Thamby Antony. Rajeev Ravi is the cinematographer. 'Aandalonde...' song sung by Remya Nambeeshan for this movie, is already there in the hit charts.
The story mainly deals with the life and nature of K.P.Madhavan Nair (Prakash Bare), who was born in an aristocratic rich family. He is running away from responsibilities, moving from one place to another like a free bird, living with the ladies he loves at that moment, later leaving them without considering the emotional feel in human relationships. His forgetful and careless nature has caused many problems in his life. In the opening scene featuring the felicitation of the poet who has received the Sahithya Academy Award, he is arriving late and without waiting for the function, he went to see the movie 'Taj Mahal' in a near by theater, which reveals the real character of the hero.
New director has presented the movie well, even though it is in a old way. The narrative style visuals, mainly concentrates on the careless nature of the poet and the way in which he mingles with different ladies that came to this life, resembling an olden day 'Casinova'. It is good to see that the movie has given some space for many female actors also. Prakash Bare gave a matured performance in the lead role. Praveena's voice has boosted up Padmapriya's acting talent to another level. As a new comer Jayapriya Sadanandan gave an impressive show. Thambi Antony, Jagathi and Chembil Asokan gave good support.
The main attraction of the movie is music director Sharath. His background score is excellent. Songs like Aandalonde...', 'Anuraagini...', 'Nishasurabhi...', 'Oh Mariyaman...' etc were notable. Rajeev Ravi's cinematography is colorful and natural. Editor Vinod Sukumaran has trimmed the shots well. Art Diector Prakash Moorthy, costumer Suresh and makeup man Roshan did their own duties in a good way.