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Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)
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Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)
Original name: ഒരു വടക്കൻ വീരഗാഥ
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Chanthu (Mammootty), a poor orphan and Aromal (Suresh Gopi) are cousins and belong to the Chekavar clan, a warrior clan who hire themselves out as duellers to settle disputes among the rich and powerful. Aromal, jealous of the much more talented Chanthu, makes life miserable for him and Chanthu decides to leave and live with Aringodar (Captain Raju), a rival chekavan, as his pupil. When the two sons of a local landlord have a property dispute and decide to hire Aromal and Aringodar to duel it out, Chanthu has to decide where his loyalty lies - with the family of the uncle who brought him up or with Aringodar who provided him with sanctuary.
Style: epic
Plot: deception, orphan, uncle, cousin, revenge, love, death, warrior, suicide, betrayal, sword, jealousy, sword fight, death of protagonist, adultery, swordsman, blacksmith, grief, false accusation, accidental death, feudalism, rivalry, one against many, sword duel, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 16th century

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