This time out it’s a trip to sunny India for a look at the Malayalam language action epic, “Urumi”. Lots of vengeance driven butt kicking action old school style, as we get a chance to see just what sort of Martial Arts stuff was going on in India way back when.
Our synopsis goes like this: “Urumi” is set against the backdrop of the fierce warrior clans of northern Kerala on the Malabar Coast of India in the sixteenth century and focuses on legendary warrior Kelu Nayanar, a man with an epic mission of revenge. His target is Dom Vasco da Gama, the Viceroy of the Portuguese Empire in India. Seeking to avenge his father’s death at da Gama’s own hands, Kelu Nayanar, along with the aid of fierce Muslim warrior princess Ayesha of the famed Arakkal Sultanate of Cannanore, and supported by Vavvali, his childhood friend, must track his mission through the wild roads of treachery, treason and a hidden passion to reach a master plan to create his own local army to stand against the mighty Portuguese empire. His only weapon… a legendary golden urumi ribbon sword, specially made from the left over ornaments of the dead women and children who were burnt alive in the massacre of a Mecca Ship, Miri, commanded to be set on fire and drowned by Vasco da Gama during his second visit to Kerala in AD 1502.”
Mmmmmm!!! Crazy weapons to master… evil foreign invaders to kick the beejeebits out of… a beautiful warrior princess to woo…. some prerequisite singing and dancing numbers to do… and some big screen Martial Arts battle action to pull off? Sounds like our hunky Hero Kelu certainly has his work cut out for him. So what the heck are we waiting for? Let’s all “Read On” shall we?