Rathinirvedam (Malayalam: രതിനിര്വേദം) is a 1978 Malayalam coming-of-age film directed by Bharathan and wriiten by Padmarajan. It is regarded as a landmark film in South Indian cinema that have influenced the film making style of the 1980s. The story revolves around a teenager who falls in love with a woman older than he is. It stars Jayabharathi and Krishnachandran in the lead roles.
A teenage mind caught in the flux of sexual adolescence is captured beautifully through the lens by the director Bharathan.
The story takes place in a small village surrounded by hills and valleys. Pappu, a teenager falls in love with an older girl from the neighborhood Rathi (Jayabharathi). She becomes an object of fantasy for him. His passion for the girl drives him crazy as he fails to win her friendship initially. The girl resists his advances in the beginning but gradually gives in and consummates the relationship on a wet stormy night. From that day their lives change dramatically as the event becomes her undoing in the end.
Steamy scenes restrict the movie to mature audiences. In typical Bharathan style, an unexpected climax leaves the audience in tears. Jayabharathi gives a commendable performance as the titular character in this movie.
Remake Rathinirvedam (2011 film)
A remake of the film is under production. It is directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar. Shwetha Menon plays the female lead, and Sreejith plays the young male lead. Padmarajan himself will be credited as the writer.
Rathinirvedam (2011 film)
Directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Produced by Suresh Kumar
Written by P. Padmarajan
Starring Shweta Menon, Sreejith
Music by M. Jayachandran
Cinematography Manoj Pillai
Studio Revathy Kalamandhir
Release date(s) June 2011
Rathinirvedam (Malayalam: രതിനിര്വേദം) is an upcoming Malayalam–language coming–of–age film, written by late P. Padmarajan, directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar, and produced by Suresh Kumar under the banner of Revathy Kalamandhir. The film is a remake of 1978 Malayalam film of the same name, written by Padmarajan, directed by Bharathan, and produced by Hari Pothen in the banner of Supriya Films. The film stars Shweta Menon in the role of Rathi, and Sreejith in the role of Pappu. The film started its principal production on 8 February 2011 and the major portions is being filmed at Mavelikkara. It is slated for a release on June first week.