Vargam is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language action family drama film written and directed by M. Padmakumar. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Renuka Menon, Vijayaraghavan, Devan and Captain Raju. Padmakumar who was an assistant director for Devasuram stated that Vargam is a tribute to the movie by following the same plot.

Vargam
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Directed byM. Padmakumar
Produced byHaseeb
Dhalik
Noushad
Written byM. Padmakumar
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
Renuka Menon
Music byThottappally Subhash
Thej
CinematographyShamdat
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Production
company
Malayalam Movie Makers
Distributed bySargachitra
Release date
  • 9 February 2006 (2006-02-09)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

Solomon Joseph (Prithviraj) is the sub inspector of Police in charge of Rajakkadu station in Idukki. He has learned the importance of money and power and using his power he earns wads of money. He spends the money on booze and women. He is estranged with his father and step family. He is close with catholic priest (Rajan P. Dev) who is a father figure to him.

Two influential businessmen, Ummachan (Devan) and Vavachan (Vijayaraghavan), clashes frequently in Rajakkadu. Solomon is friendly with Vavachan and even assist him in smuggling narcotics through his area of control. Through a series of e events Solomon lock horns with Ummachan's younger brother Denis. Denis along with 4 friends are visiting from Bangalore. Eventually Solomon takes Denis and his friends in custody after a violent clash in the town club.

Ummachan manages to arrange bail for his brother and friends, but during the process he threatens Solomon. Next day, when Solomon gets information that Dennis and friends have hired a local prostitute (Priyanka), he catches them in the act, with the intention of humiliating Ummachan along with getting as much bribe as possible for himself.

Ummachan is aiming to be the next candidate for the Legislative Assembly and he fears such an incident would mar his political future. He pleads Solomon to let his brother go. But Solomon would not budge unless he is bribed 'properly'. They agree on a bribe of 3 lakhs to be delivered personally to Solomon. Ummachan tries to implicate Solomon in bribery charges. Solomon sniffs out the plan from Ummachan's nervous behavior and arrests Ummachan on charges for trying to bribe a public official. The brothers are soon released on bail.

Dennis attacks Solomon that night assisted by his friends. Solomon beats up the entire gang single handedly and takes Denis to police station. The beating continues and hours of beating up takes its toll and Dennis dies. Solomon with the help of the constable Chandikkunju (Augustine) dispose of the body. He appears to getaway with murder when he just gets a punishment transfer to northern corner of Kerala. Ummachan threatens leaving Solomon.

He takes charge of Badiyadka police station. The area is de facto ruled by Abubaker Haji (Captain Raju), a wealthy smuggler and son Shereef (Anand). Haji made all his fortune by cheating his wealthy mentor Valiyaveetil Baputi. Baputi's wife and his daughter Nadia is facing eviction from their home because of Baputi's debts of 12 lakhs. Haji refuses to help them. Shereef tries to molest Nadia and she files a complaint with new Sub Inspector. Solomon befriends Abubaker Haji and takes his side in exchange of bribe. This leads to a public clash between Solomon and Nadia. Solomon plots with Shereef's henchman Syed (Anil Murali) to publicly humiliate Nadia by arresting her in charge of prostitution. This leads to the death of a heart broken Nadia's mother. This was unexpected and for the first time in his life, Solomon's conscience is dented. On the night of funeral, Shareef tries to rape Nadia and Solomon saves her.

Chandikkunju turns up at Bathiyadukka and begs Solomon to give him 5 lakhs rupees for his daughter's marriage as Ummachan has created financial difficulties for him. Ummachan is chasing Chandikkunju for information on Denis' remains. Solomon visits Haji's office for financial assistance but received by Shereef, who refuses to pay Solomon anything because of the grudge he keeps. In return, Solomon hijacks Haji's bootlegging truck with cargo estimated to be of 15 million rupees and takes 2.5 million rupees instead of the half million he asked earlier. Haji though appears to be amicable while giving the bribe, arranges Shereef and gang to attack Solomon. He gets near fatal injuries, but survives in hospital. Ummachan visits Solomon in hospital threatening to settle the scores once he fully recovers. Ummachan also hints that he has killed Chandikkunju who refused to disclose information on Denis' remains.

When Solomon gets discharged, he is repentant of his corrupt life. He falls in love with Nadia and wants to marry her. He reconciles with his family, but its too late for his father as he passes away before Solomom arrives.

The day previous to their marriage, Ummachan with the help of Haji and Shareef, kidnaps Nadia and uses her as a bait to Solomon to take his revenge on his lost brother's life. Vavachan arrives to help Solomon and save Nadia. The film ends with Ummachan killed by Solomon.

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ProductionEdit

The film was shot in Thodupuzha and Ambalamugal.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ George, Vijay (23 December 2005). "On Location : A police story". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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