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Ozhimuri

Those who depart from this world without knowing who they are or what they truly desire have no freedom here or hereafter.
But those who leave here knowing who they are and what they truly desire have freedom everywhere, both in this world and in the next. - Chandogya Upanishad [viii.1.6]
The malayalam film Ozhimuri (Document of Separation) is loaded with references and often times direct constructs from Vedic literature that there is no mistaking of Jeyamohan's script and dialogues for its deep roots in  ancient wisdom. When you have more than seventy years of human lives to cover in the span of a film, the weighty themes from eastern thought if handled well can lend a certain aura to the overall impact. The director Madhupal, despite the handicap of budget and visible pangs of growth as a craftsman and artist has done more than adequate justice to the film.
The actors playing protagonists - there are three of them - have taken the film to a level where a discerning viewer is subjected t…