A Northern Story of Valor
Original title: Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
- 2h 48m
The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.
The film is set in 16th-century Northern Kerala. The plot unfolds at Puthooram, the house of great Kannappan Chekavar (Balan K. Nair). Kannappan Chekavar adopts the son of his estranged sister when the boy loses both his parents and brings him to Puthooram to live and learn with his cousins. The orphan boy, Chandu, a quick learner, earns the love and admiration of his uncle, while he is loathed by his cousin Aromal Chekavar (Suresh Gopi). As they grow up Chandu (Mammootty) is betrothed to Chekavar's daughter, Unniyarcha (Madhavi). Several events unfold where in Chandu finds himself being pushed to the corner by his cousin. He flees to the Kali under the guidance of Tulunadan expert and master Chekavar, Aringodar (Captain Raju). —Karim1267
A real classic if there was one!
Terrific movie & one of my all time favourites. Everything about this movie is in superlatives. Great sets, casting, cinematography, music etc. M.T.Vasudevan Nair has worked wonders with the script & dialogues, and direction by Hariharan is innovative. Mammootty's portrayal of the central character "Chandu" was so realistic that whenever one reads or talks about this historical character from the Northern ballads,it's Mammootty who springs to mind. Captain Raju too did a great job as the much misunderstood martial arts Guru "Aringodar". In fact, there were fantastic performances all around -Balan K.Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, each one of them "lived" their characters. Another lasting factor of this film are the two songs by Yesudas which have become perennial favourites. I hope the copyright holders of this movie will urgently start working on its DVD version. It would be a great tribute to one of the best movies ever made in India.
- Jan 4, 2002
Contribute to this page
Suggest an edit or add missing content