Gulmohar is a Malayalam - movie
directed by Jayaraj,.
Starring Meenu Mathews,Renjith,Lakshmi Gopalaswami,Siddque,Jagathy Sreekumar,Suresh Krishna,MeghaNadhan,Sai Kumar,Nishanth Sagar,Swathi,Ranjith,Surabhi Lakshmi,.
Despite treading the beaten path of Maoist violence in
Left-leaning Kerala, Gulmohur is a breath of fresh air.
Director Jayaraj has utilised the underplaying genius of fellow megaphone
wielder Renjith to the optimum and created a gem. Renjith, the maker of hit
films like Nandanam and Ravanaprabhu, shines as an actor
Narrated in a flashback mode, Gulmohur revolves around Induchoodan (Renjith),
the headmaster of a school, and his revolutionary past. Induchoodan is a
mellowed, convicted Maoist who relives his past when he meets with a former
comrade-in-arms Harikrishnan (Siddique). Induchoodan did not betray his comrade
even under severe torture and serves a sentence for killing the wrong man.
After meeting his old friend, Induchoodan`s thoughts go back to the days when he
was a young guest lecturer at a college. We are taken back to the time when
Induchoodan, Harikrishnan and a group of friends were ignited by revolutionary
ideologies and had set out to fight corruption and exploitation. Meenu Mathews
plays a student in Induchoodan`s college and provides the film with some
While Renjith and Siddique are brilliant, Meenu, Jagathy and Sagar lend able
Sticking to the basics of simple storytelling, Jayaraj has proved that good
cinema is truly the nebula that produces stars.
Debutante scriptwriter Deedi Damodaran deserves a special pat for a beautiful
Lyrics by O.N.V. Kurup and Johnson`s music galvanise the audience against class
injustice and Radhakrishnan`s cinematography etches the anguish of the
Gulmohar is the story of a man who went very far..., even out of his way, to
stay put in the ideologies he believed in. He failed many a times, as did his
vision. But he never lost the resilience. Like a true warrior, he fought on for
the masses, who fell every time they rose up.
The film traces the journey of Induchoodan, an aspiring academic from the
days of his youthfulness and vigour to his gracefully silent, yet protestful old
age. The story, though set in the present, tracks back to reveal the turbulence
and angst of an era that followed the emergency in the country...