Meghamalhar

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Meghamalhar
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Poster
Directed by Kamal
Screenplay byKamal
Story by Iqbal Kuttippuram
Produced by M. V. Shreyams Kumar
Asianet
Starring Biju Menon
Samyuktha Varma
CinematographyVenugopal
Edited by Beena Paul
Music by Ramesh Narayan
Production
companies
Distributed bySargam Speed Release
Release date
  • 25 December 2001 (2001-12-25)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Meghamalhar is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language romance film written and directed by Kamal from a story by Iqbal Kuttippuram. It stars Biju Menon and Samyuktha Varma in the lead roles, while Poornima Mohan, Sreenath, Shivaji, Siddique and Raghavan plays supporting roles. The film was jointly produced by M. V. Shreyams Kumar for Mathrubhumi and Asianet. The film won two Kerala State Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. [1] The movie was reported to be inspired by the 1945 British movie Brief Encounter . [2]

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Plot

The film is the story of Rajeevan, an advocate and Nandita Menon, a writer. Rajeevan is married to Rekha, a bank employee, and has two kids. Nandita is married to Mukundan, a businessman in the Gulf, and has a daughter. Both meet each other accidentally and in due course their relationship becomes intimate (Mentally). Their tastes and thinking are almost alike.

Megha Malhar movie tells Nandita who is a budding writer who works with a leading newspaper and Rajeevan an attorney. They lead their normal family life happily. A mix-up in the cakes they ordered for their respective kids introduce the protagonists and their background.

Then they meet again, and again. When Rajeev narrates an incident in his childhood bearing uncanny resemblance to Nandita’s short story, she realizes he is her childhood friend on whose shoulders she leaned on in times of distress.

A chemistry develops between them and Rajeev mistakes this to be love and expresses his feelings to her. She responds predictably and tries to alienate him, ignoring him. But later she gifts her book "Megha Malhar" to him, revealing that she is his childhood friend.

Rajeev agrees never to meet her afterwards and meet her for the last time. They travel together to Kanyakumari where they had spent their childhood together and they decide to part their ways and live as strangers. [3]

Towards the autumn of one's life, they met again as strangers.

Cast

Soundtrack

Lyrics were by O. N. V. Kurup and Nazim Akhtar. Music was by Ramesh Narayan and Jithesh (Rangathu).

Awards

Filmfare Awards South [4]
Kerala State Film Awards [5]
Kerala Film Critics' Awards [6]
Asianet Film Awards
Others

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