Monday, 5 March 2012

Cinema: Makaramanju, Lenin Rajendran presenting Raja Ravi Varma

Makaramanju is an allegorical presentation of certain segments of the Royal Painter’s life and his creation depicting of the mythological parting of King Paruravas and Apsaras Urvashi. The raja falls in love with Sugandha Bhai, his model for Urvasi. The painter alternates as the king, and the model as Urvashi. There is a continuing interchange between the eras of Ravi Varma and Pururavas, and the characters.