ಶಿಕಾರಿ | Shikari
Software professional Abhijit (Abhilash in Malayalam) (Mammooty) is Arun (Karunan in Malayalam) when he delves in to the pages of a novel written by Gopinath Shindhe (Gopinatha Pillai in malayalam). As Abijit evince interest in knowing more about the past history because the pages in the book are missing. He comes to Manjinadka the beautiful place rich in environment. Abijith comes to the place of Gopinath Shinde house that is almost on the verge of sale by his daughter Nanditha. Interesting here is that Abijith visualizes Nanditha as Aruna in the novel and he explains his intentions of knowing what happened further. As the story peddles from past to present the emergence of British rule, the tiger suffocating the people life in the village, the mad man surprises Abijith. The twist in the tale comes when the last clue to the past is cremated.
It opens like a dream enduring, on its own pace, drifts beyond the boundaries of reality, and enters the world of fantasy. Our protagonist relates himself with the characters of fantasy. Is it me who lived at that time? Is it the same she, whom I meet in my dreams? Whom I love in my dreams? Our story moves in unimaginable corridors of human psyche, blending the present with the past. Part of historical freedom movement, subtly leading the protagonist to the continuation of the fight at present! The story deals about past era of colonial dynastic atrocities, which has been overpowered by the united fight of the people. But what about menaces which we face today in the name of globalization? Thus ‘SHIKAARI’ is a chilling, thrilling experience. It’s a hunt within all of us. We stand on the pedestal of yesterday to know our today’s in a better way.