Novemberinte Nashtam (1982)

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Novemberinte Nashtam (1982)

November’s Loss ” – (Lit. Translation)

Novemberinte Nashtam (1982) would be Bharat Gopy’s third and last onscreen collaboration with ace director P Padmarajan. Radha Lakshmi (Padmarajan’s wife) though, recalls in her memoirs of a possible collaboration that never materialised – that of the role of Mathu Mooppan in Thakara (1980). The estranged father in Novemberinte Nashtam, when translated onscreen, becomes the desultory and indecisive parent who swallows his pride as he depends on his children from his first marriage to run his present one. Bharat Gopy and Madhavi would come together, this time as the leading pair in the acclaimed Akkare (1984) directed by KN Sasidharan.
Prathap Pothen
Ramachandran  [ Debut ]
Bharat Gopy
Thodupuzha Vasanthi
Iringal Narayani
Director P Padmarajan
Producer Abbas Malayil
Banner Charasma
Screenplay P Padmarajan
Dialogues P Padmarajan
Lyrics Poovachal Khader
Music MG Radhakrishnan, KC Varghese
Singers KJ Yesudas, KS Chithra, MG Sreekumar, Arundhathi, Jency
Background Music Guna Singh
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Editing Madhu Kainakari
Art Direction Purushothaman
Design S Rajendran
Distribution Vijaya Release

Meera (Madhavi) lives with her elder brother Balu (Ramachandran’s onscreen’s debut) and his wife Ambika (Surekha) and the sisters-in-law share a very close relationship. Ambika also compensates for the absence of maternal comfort at home. The siblings’ estranged father (Bharat Gopy) a broken and troubled man – having left his children for another woman – now depends on Meera and Balu for financial assistance. Meera, with her sprightly, bubbly, fun-loving personality also happens to hide beneath that mirthful exterior, a highly volatile past that has a high degree of kineticism that is now frequently attempting to topple her very sanity. She holds a dark secret and comes to terms with the fact that she herself would need to find the final answer to her mental agony. That moment of reckoning in itself, turns out to be a dangerous and fatalistic affair for all those involved in her life.

A Movie Clipping from Novemberinte Nashtam (1982)

Arikilo akaleyo

Singer : KS ChithraArundhathi   |   Lyrics : Poovachal Khader   |   Music : MG Radhakrishnan

Ekaanthathe ninte

Singer : KJ Yesudas   |   Lyrics : Poovachal Khader   |   Music : KC Varghese

Ekaanthathe ninte

Singer : Jency   |   Lyrics : Poovachal Khader   |   Music : KC Varghese

Abbas Malayil, the producer of Novemberinte Nashtam, in conversation.
( Mathrubhumi, 19 November 2013 )

മൂന്നു വര്‍ഷത്തെ ഇടവേളയ്ക്കുശേഷം ‘നവംബറിന്റെ നഷ്ടം’!- എന്തായിരുന്നു ആ അനുഭവം?
നല്ല സിനിമ എങ്ങനെയാവണമെന്നും എങ്ങനെയാവരുതെന്നുമൊക്കെയുള്ള ധാരണ നേരത്തെതന്നെ എനിക്കുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. അതുകൊണ്ടുതന്നെ സിനിമയെടുക്കുന്നതില്‍ ‘കോംപ്രമൈസ്’ വേണ്ടെന്ന ഉറച്ച തീരുമാനത്തിലെത്താന്‍ കൂടുതല്‍ ആലോചിക്കേണ്ടി വന്നില്ല. കമേഴ്‌സ്യല്‍ ചേരുവകളുള്ള നിലവാരമില്ലാത്ത എത്രയോ ചലച്ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍ പരിഗണനയ്ക്കു വന്നെങ്കിലും മസാല സിനിമകളുടെ പിറകെ പോവാന്‍ കൂട്ടാക്കാതെ നിലവാരമുള്ള സിനിമകള്‍ നിര്‍മിക്കാന്‍ ഞാന്‍ ശ്രദ്ധിച്ചു.

Read the complete interview with Abbas Malayil, Film Producer, here.


Bharat Gopy as the Estranged Father : An Overview.

A role that could be at best, be described as a brief appearance – that of the estranged father of the lead characters of the movie, almost on his knees, pushing every button that could bring a little more subsistence his way, Bharat Gopy as usual, stays as memorable as the lead protagonists of Novemberinte Nashtam.

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