22 August 2017 | PimpinAinttEasy
Kamal Hassan vs Suresh Gopi
Yes. I am sure many of you thought Kamal Hassan and Suresh Gopi never acted in a film together. But they did. In this IV Sashi directed film called Vrutham. The film has nearly every villain who ever grazed Malayalam cinema in that period. Johny, Babu Anthony, C.I.Paul, Prathapachandran, Captain Raju, Sunny and Sreenath. It also boasts of a large supporting cast featuring Soman, Thilakan, Shankaradi, Jose Parkash, Sukumari etc.
There is a homage to the famous Jayan scene where Jayabharathi looks on at Jayan massaging the horse. Kamal replaces Janayn in the scene. Shobhana and Geetha are the heroines.
A group dance sequence where Babu Anthony emulates Sunny Deol is quite cringe-worthy. Kamal Hassan's jailbreak is probably the most random jailbreak ever. I can only wonder about the minds which conceived that scene.
Kamal Hassan recently admitted to being a big fan of I.V.Shashi. Maybe that is the reason he acted in this turkey of a film.
A personal anecdote - I watched this film as a kid in the theater with my uncle and aunt. They were newly married but took me along. I sat in the middle, separating the newly weds. My uncle politely requested me to sit on the side so that he could sit next to my aunt. I obliged.