John Abraham (Malayalam: ജോണ് അബ്രഹാം, 11 August 1937 – 31 May 1987), was a Malayali Indian filmmaker and screenwriter.
He was more famous for his style of living and way of thinking than for his films. He attained a mythical status, living a nomadic kind of life. He rebelled all the established ways of life as well as art.
John Abraham is recognized as a genius in Malayalam cinema. He made his mark with the Tamil film Agraharathil Kazhuthai, but is possibly remembered most for his efforts in starting a people’s cinema movement called Odessa.
John Abraham was born in Changanassery in 1937. He completed his studies in Kottayam staying with his grandfather. It was him who nurtured Abraham’s talent in early days. After completing his degree in economics from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla, he worked as an insurance agent in Bellary. After that he joined the FTII, Pune and was trained by Ritwik Ghatak. Abraham graduated out of the FTII with gold medals in screenwriting… read more
The fact that every honest being is treated as a donkey in his life time and consecrated as a martyr and god in his death comes to light in this film. I don't think this film is especially a critique against Brahmin's but rather it is against the prevalent intellectuals of all cultures and traditions who have always, rightly or wrongly, dictated the wisdom of society over the course of history.