By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 28 July 2012
Prakash Bare, Padmapriya, Swetha Menon, Remya Nambeesan
Ivan Megharoopan Director P Balachandran?s Ivan Megharoopan has been partly inspired from the life of eminent poet P Kunhiraman Nair. The intriguing journey of a genius who preferred to shun responsibilities in life and was keen to move like a free bird without caring much for other?s feelings thereby hurting them badly, is what the film mainly all about.
P K Madhavan Nair (Prakash Bare) hailed from an aristocratic family and his poetic skills were evident right from his early days. But his wandering ways made him fall for women from various backgrounds. Even then, he didn?t value any commitments or emotional bonds.
After leaving behind his childhood sweetheart Janaki, he lives in with Saraswathy, who was a poetess on her own right. But Madhavan Nair was jealous about her talents. He moves to new acquaintances and relationships, without any feeling of repentance.
More than a look at his abilities as a poet, the film is mainly focused on the ?emotional? or even sensual escapades of the man. But that doesn?t take away the beauty of this well made film and it has rightly been honoured with four awards at the recently announced Kerala State film awards.
With a well-written script and a rather conventional presentation, Balachandran makes an impressive debut as a director. Rajeev Ravi?s brilliant visuals and Sharreth?s superb music add to the film?s beauty.
The other strengths of the film include good performance from the film?s cast. Prakash Bare shows real maturity playing the role of the poet, who lived his life on his own terms. Padmapriya, Swetha Menon, Remya Nambeesan and Anu have also made their roles look convincing.
Ivan Megharoopan succeeds in taking the viewer along with the narrative and the intriguing life of the poet has been presented in an attractive style. The film may not be looking at all the aspects of the life of a genius but then, it leaves you with the kind of feeling of delight that very few films provided the viewer during recent times. This one is worth your time for sure!
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