Kathapurushan / Man of the Story / The Protagonist (1996) DVD9
Man of the Story (Kathapurushan) by the Indian master Adoor Gopalakrishnan is a dramatisation of Kerala's history since the onset of the Independence struggle.
A complex and challenging blend of traditional and modern story-telling styles that draws upon both folklore and recent Indian history to present an elliptical story of Kerala's modern history through the life of one man - Kunjunni - who is born in 1937 and lives to watch forty years of political upheavals in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Born under difficult circumstances and abandoned by his father, he grows up to see everything from Gandhi's assassination to the political upheaval of the '60s and the country's movement to full independence, all while realizing the social issues of his local community.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:42:25 | 7.45 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Malayalam (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Biography

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Cast: Vishwanathan, Mini Nair, Aranmulla Ponnamma, Urmila Unni, Narendra Prasad
Country: India, Japan

• Interview with director Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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