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Oru Swakaryam (1983)“ A Private Matter” – (Lit. Translation)
Oru Swakaryam was Bharat Gopy’s second movie with Harikumar. Gopy collaborated with him in three movies, the first being Snehapoorvam Meera in 1982, and the breezy comic caper Puli Varunney Puli in 1985. Oru Swakaryam featured an ensemble cast of Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu, Venu Nagavally and Jagathy Sreekumar as fellow boarders in a rented house – a concept impossible in the current times of cinema. Oru Swakaryam was also probably the only movie where Bharat Gopy was paired with Thodupuzha Vasanthy.
|Lyrics||Vayalar, MD Rajendran, Sugathakumari|
|Singers||KJ Yesudas, S Janaki, Venu Nagavally|
|Art Direction||Mani Suchitra|
Four roving bachelors who have their weekend fun and weekday fun if they could, find themselves in a quandary as the ‘girl’ that they got home turns out to be a complicated case.
A Movie Clipping from Oru Swakaryam (1983)
Aalolam Thaalolam Aalolamaadi (F)
Aalolam Thaalolam Aalolamaadi (M)
Daaham Kollum (Aare Kaanan)
Bharat Gopy as Kaimal : An Overview
Kaimal is a fine example of the middle-class hypocrisy that is so incisively brought out by Bharat Gopy in this brief yet memorable supporting role. Obnoxious and cowardly, with a “Malaysian” history to boot, his days are spent trying to address his gnawing inferiority complex with plans of daring and fortitude that he would accomplish if he does not get his way. Most often, decisions on his behalf are already made and put to use before he is even aware of them.
Pushing 50’s, he refuses to find fault with himself as he pesters his wife for medical examinations one after the other, to prove his virility to himself and the society at large.