- 2 hr 13 min
Adharvam is a 1989 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Dennis Joseph and starring Mammootty, Ganesh Kumar, and Silk Smitha in leading roles. The film tells the story of a man named Dr. Roy Mathew (Mammootty) who is a brilliant and successful cardiac surgeon. Despite his professional accomplishments, his personal life is in shambles due to his broken marriage and estranged relationship with his daughter.
Dr. Mathew's life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Savithri (Silk Smitha), an exotic dancer who is suffering from a life-threatening heart condition. Dr. Mathew's skills as a cardiac surgeon are put to the test as he attempts to save Savithri's life, and the two develop a close bond in the process.
Meanwhile, Dr. Mathew's son Robin (Ganesh Kumar) is struggling with his own personal demons. He has dropped out of college and has become involved with a criminal gang. When one of Robin's friends is killed in a gang-related incident, Robin is forced to confront the consequences of his actions.
As the three characters navigate their individual struggles, the film explores themes of love, redemption, and forgiveness. Adharvam is a powerful and gripping drama that showcases the talents of its talented cast and crew.
Mammootty delivers an outstanding performance as Dr. Roy Mathew, capturing the character's emotional complexity and inner turmoil with sensitivity and nuance. Ganesh Kumar is equally impressive as Robin, bringing depth and pathos to the troubled young man's journey. Silk Smitha's portrayal of Savithri is also noteworthy, imbuing the character with a vulnerability and strength that makes her a compelling figure.
The film's cinematography is also worth mentioning, as it captures the beauty and intensity of the story's various locations and emotional moments. The score by Johnson is also notable, with its haunting melodies and evocative use of Indian classical music.
Overall, Adharvam is a must-watch for fans of Indian cinema, and a testament to the enduring power of human connection and compassion.
Adharvam is a 1989 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 13 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.