P for Parinayam

Released in 1994, ‘Parinayam’ (Wedding) was written by MT Vasudevan Nair and directed by Hariharan. The movie starred Mohini in a powerhouse role (I still feel Southern Cinema did not give her the accolades and roles she deserved). Other characters include Manoj K Jayan, Vineeth, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu. With songs tuned by Bombay Ravi and lyrics by Yusuf Ali Kechery the songs stirred the soul.

Listen to the gem below:

The movie explores the problems faced by a young Namboothiri widow and is based on Smarthavicharam (ritualistic trial for adultery) of Kuryeddath Thathri, that created a shock among Kerala in early twentieth century that led to the reformation of Namboothiri community. <Extracted from Wikipedia>

The movie is full of fantastic performances and shows how drama can take a viewer to another plane of contentment altogether. The movie truly adds the F in Feminism and I would recommend all women to watch it please.


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