Amrita Tv Weekend Movies – Achanurangatha Veedu and Vadakkumnathan
Achanurangatha Veedu – 4 June 2011 Saturday at 2.30 PM IST
Achanuragantha Veedu is directed by Lal Jose and written by Babu Janardhanan. It tells the tale of Prabhakaran, a student who falls in love with a Pentecostal Christian girl named Lillikutty in the 1970s, changing his name and religion in order to win her parents’ approval. However, his wife passes away at an early stage of their married life, and he must face hardships of raising three daughters alone. The main plot revolves around the mystery of his youngest daughter’s disappearance, the crushing truths he faces when he finds out what really happened to her, and the impact on his other daughters as well as his mental stability. The film is unique because of the portrayal of the Pentecostal denomination quite extensively for first time on Malayalam cinema silver screen. Critics described the film as Salim Kumar’s “graduation from a comedian to a mature character.”
Vadakkumnathan – 5 June 2011 Sunday at 2.30 PM IST
Synopsis – Iringannoor Bharathan Pisharody (Mohanlal, professor at the Sanskrit University, a very knowledgeable man with a keen interest in the Vedas, astrology and Kathakali, author of several critical works and winner of numerous awards, is the central character of Vadakkum Nathan. Meera (Padmapriya) is his student and murapennu. Though Bharathan does not encourage it, Meera often tries to take advantage of the relationship even in class.Both families have agreed to their wedding and a date has been fixed. But when the auspicious day dawns and the bride arrives at the mandapam, she realizes to her utter dismay and desolation that the groom has disappeared.Gloom settles over the household. Meera is inconsolable.
Years pass. No one knows Bharathan’s whereabouts. Even death is not ruled out.Then one day his mother and uncle on a pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Haridwar, Kedarnath, Rishikesh and Rudraprayag, meet Bharathan on the foothills of the Himalayas. From there unfolds the touching story of Vadakkum Nathan.