Vasudevan Nair who brings a different facet of the story with his mastery in spinning epics into astounding sequences. The beauty of Bhimsen adventurously looking out for the flower, in his desperation to appease Draupadi, and the disinterest she shows once having received the flower since she had already started Arjuna’s tenure, totally disregarding the pain Bhimsen had to undergo, gets no mention in MT’s version. Return to Book Page. Bhima – a good son, brother, husband and father. I was blown over by the writing style and the way Bheema was described, not just as someone with physical power, but writer explored his emotions, his dilemmas, his devotion for his family, his on I should have written the review earlier. Always destined to be second or take the “Second Turn” – “Randam Oozham” in Malayalam – which incidentally gives the novel its title to his weak elder brother Yudhishtira in seniority and younger brother Arjuna in fame and popularity, Bhima is not given his due as the main architect of the Pandava victory over their cousins Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war.

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Translated from one of MT’s most popular Malayalam works “Randamoozham”, this is a version of Mahabharata narrated from Bhima’s point of view.


The story is told in flashback mode – from the final journey. Kunti’s political astuteness noevl a lot for it. On the flip side, the tension between the brothers Yudhishtira-Bhima and Yudhishtira-Arjuna is a key component here.

However, reading the Mahabharata from the perspective of Bhima, who in popular narrative is a physically powerful man with few complexities of character, was very interesting.

MT does not try to take on the much larger canvas of the Mahabharata, and inste Every time Randamoozham malayalam novel ebook read a well written version of the Mahabharata, I respect the original epic even more.


When you remove the halo effect of those biases then you observe the characters with curiousity as you would analyse any human behaviour. May be we all have a ‘Mandan’,inside beook, the one who sacrificed his wishes for others, the one who left everything from childhood just for others.

May 31, Ganesh Sanal rated it really liked it Shelves: One star less for making Draupadi look like a power hungry bloodthirsty bitch. Not just that, Karna randamoozham malayalam novel ebook not depicted with any permanent kavacha-kundalam.

MTV has researched extensively for the writing of the book. This book is based on Epic Mahabharata. But my thoughts had shattered all over the air after reading this, Bheeman is such a kind man who sacrifices many things and did stood against the bad deeds. Well thought by M. It gives an added excitement when you try linking the version of Vyasa with this and most of the times you feel that this version is more connectable. Hats off to this genuis.

Nair was awarded the highest literary award in India, Jnanpith Award, for his overall contribution to Malayalam literature. Oct 20, Vivek rated it it was amazing. He is one of the most prolific and versatile writers in modern Malayalam literature. I was blown over by the writing style and the way Bheema was described, not just as someone with physical power, but writer explored his emotions, his dilemmas, randamoozham malayalam novel ebook devotion for his family, his one sided love for Draupadi and such other randamoozham malayalam novel ebook known aspects of his personality.

Pratibha Ray’s Yajnaseni is a master piece in that category. I have not read the original Malayalam book I plan to so I cannot comment on the translation, but the language is simple yet eloquent and that played a large role in making this book a thoroughly enjoyable read. Bheeman; his view point about maha bharata and some really interesting perspective and imagination from the incredibly talented author makes this one a classic: Bhima is a strange choice for a protagonist.


രണ്ടാമൂഴം | Randamoozham by M.T. Vasudevan Nair

Stories from the wayside The Hindu Ananthamurthy once said to me that — in a cultural milieu like the one in Karnataka — writers are more than malayalm writers.

Picturisation Mahabharatha as a story of simple man through the eye of an simple man whom we considered second always. Randamoozham malayalam novel ebook shooting of the Randamoozham randamoozham malayalam novel ebook novel pdf download free. Jincy Vidurar is the father of Yudishtira.

Kunti the ultimate manipulator and survivor for whom the sons were mere pawns. Kurinijvelan has done justice in translation. About his joys, heartbreaks, frustrations as he is unable to digest the uncompromising expectations out of a Kshatriya and about his vengeance. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Malaualam giving five stars sine I’m in love with this story teller since my childhood, completely bowled over by his aura, and rightfully think that his version of Mahabharat is in all liklihood is more invclined to be like what must have really happened, if at all it was a malaylaam story.

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