Maraviyude Manam (2005) : Released for Television“ A Whiff of Amnesia” – (Lit. Translation)
Maraviyude Manam was the first mainstream feature in Malayalam that was based around Alzheimer’s disease and its sociological implications, especially in terms of the individual and his/her immediate loved ones. This was the last movie directed by Bharat Gopy under the Minu Gopy Movie Arts Banner, based on a story and screenplay by Krishna Kumar. The film had a television release through Amrita TV.
|Sudheer Karamana ( Debut)
|James Mukalel, Mallika
|MS Manu, Sreelatha Menon
|Vattiyoorkavu Hari, Jija Surendran
|Minu Gopy Movie Arts
|Kavalam Narayan panicker
|S Rameshan Nair
Savitri Amma, a high school teacher lives with her son Anantu and his wife Usha, content and happy. Just having retired from active teaching, she is looking forward to the arrival of her first grandchild, and life couldn’t be better. Usha loses her baby due to a medical condition, which hadn’t been diagnosed earlier throwing the family into shock. She is traumatised and takes a while to recover from her loss.
Savitri Amma, meanwhile, slowly starts experiencing bouts of forgetfulness, often mistaking her inability to recall as shortcomings on part of her immediate family. She slowly progresses into a mixed state of anger, helplessness and amnesia, and as things go out of hand, Anantu seeks medical help. Savitri Amma’s diagnosis shows the onset of Alzheimer’s condition, and the rest of the film explores how the family copes with this medical condition of their loved one, stressing on care more than medicine, to be the most crucial part of addressing and treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Singer : Anil Sopanam | Lyrics : S Rameshan Nair | Music : Kavalam Narayan Panicker.