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മതിലുകള്‍ | Mathilukal

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,667 ratings  ·  57 reviews
തിരുവനന്തപുരം സെന്‍‌ട്രല്‍ ജയിലിന്റെ പശ്‌ചാത്തലത്തില്‍ ബഷീര്‍ എഴുതിയ അസാധാരണമായ ഒരു പ്രണയ കഥയാണ് മതിലുകള്‍. ‘കൌമുദി ’ ആഴ്‌ചപതിപ്പിന്റെ 1964-ലെ ഓണം വിശേഷാല്‍ പ്രതിയിലാണ് മതിലുകള്‍ ആദ്യമായി പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ചത്.

ടി കെ പരീക്കുട്ടി ചന്ദ്രതാരയുടെ ബാനറില്‍ നിര്‍മിച്ച ‘ഭാര്‍ഗവീനിലയം ’ എന്ന ചലച്ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ തിരക്കഥ ബഷീര്‍ അറിഞ്ഞോ അറിയാതെയോ കൌമുദി പത്രാധിപരായ കെ ബാലകൃഷ്‌ണന്‍ കൈവശപ്പെട
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Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 1983 by DC Books (first published May 1965)
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Nandakishore Varma
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Basheer's fictionalised prison memoir of his love affair with a voice. Basheer, in the men's prison, falls in love with Narayani, in the women's prison on the other side of the wall. By the time they arrange a tryst to meet inside the prison's infirmary, Basheer is released.

A signature tragicomic tale from the master.
Arun Raju
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
i have read almost all of Bhashir's.we have COMPLETE WORKS OF VAIKOM MUHAMMED BHASHEER. the unbearable feeling after missing a chance of meeting someone who is recognised only by her voice and the feeling of upon released from prison.the writer puts you in a dilemma which cant be expressed fully ,it can only be experienced

that emotion which is difficult to express,only such a great writer like BHASHEER can pen down such aesthetic feelings
Dhanaraj Rajan
Four and Half Stars.

Long back I read it. I loved it when I read it.
Akash Chandramohan
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the movie adaptation, when I saw it during an IFFK few years ago. And reading the book now, I am convinced that the movie did the source material justice. But, there is something so intimate about reading what Basheer wrote rather than seeing it. I'd recommend everyone to do both. Read the book. Watch the movie. Both are monumental in its respective form and execution. Bravo, master. And Mammootty as Basheer, and KPAC Lalita as Narayani is an experience in itself.
Younus TM
A beautiful love story. But the ending is pretty confusing..
Kiran
Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
a love story by mohamma basheer
Gokul Krishnan
What if Narayani was Basheer's figment of imagination!
Shiva Subbiaah kumar
Blog: https://thosebittersweetmemories.blog...

About the Book:
Mathilukal (Wall) is about the author himself and his never met love. both are imprisoned and separated by a huge wall that divides their prisons.
Got to know about this ace Malayalam writer and purchased three of his books that was translated in Tamil by காலச்சுவடு Kaalachuvadu publications. 'Balyakalasakhi', 'Mathilukal' and 'Enga Uppuppavukku Oru Aana Irunthathu'

Quotes From The Book:
Basheer says ” I’m the garden, I’m the flower” What
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Dinesh Sunder
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One could feel good of the life of prisoners, the freedom they enjoy by the way the author describes it, 'Why should I go to the jail outside the prison?!' The yearning for love and life makes it a compelling read.
K K
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"You can go Mr Basheer; you are free!"said the jailor.
"Why should I be free......who wants freedom?"
What prompted Basheer to say that he did not want freedom from imprisonment? Read the beautiful story...
Meera S
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

I saw the movie first. After that, I was eager to read the book. Its a short novel, but very touching. Loved Basheer's writing and his simplicity!!!
Sreehari
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novels
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Nafiya Shahala

Iam the garden iam the flower what abt the fruit,yes iam the fruit too ..thus defining freedom as well as confinement in a rather unprecedented audacity
◦ You can go me basheer you are free said the jailor,,Why shld i be free ..who wants freedomA signature tragicomic tale of inevitable fate where love for the heard but unseen preceeds freedom.the story proclaims that No wall can cease our freedom to LIVE and LOVE unless our heart and soul are taken away
Your mind would get entangled of the dilemm
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Srikumar Krishna Iyer
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just 56 pages long but another amazing short novel by Basheer.
Again it is autobiographical and he is the narrator and the protoganist.
Highly recommended for anybody looking for a good classic read.
This edition also contains some writeup by folks who were around during the writing of this novel (written in 4 days in a hotel in tvm).
Aiswarya Bose
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this tells every other love stories to Backoff!!
legend he is, Basheer,Vaikom Mohamed .
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Keshavan Murukanandan
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am reading this after balyakalasakhi.
After reading that i wasn't sure to read an another love story.

But this one was really good.
Even though the love was incomplete, i really enjoyed the moments between the two.
 Ahana ghazal
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
basheer wrote everything in a diffrent manner and everything still stays extra ordinary!!!
Arundev
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very simple love story. Author's writing Style and the simplicity made me complete this novel in one read.
There is a movie on this novel.
Akash Aravind
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a classic. I can feel the voice of KPAC Lalitha throughout all pages. Also, pictured Mammootty & Sreenath since I saw the movie first. ...more
Anees Azeez
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
An unended love story of basheer and narayani from the jail...the communication takes place through the walls which diffrentiate the men prison and women prison
Nirmal
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Wonderful love story happens in jail atmosphere. Must read.
Preveena
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love flows only through voice. A wall doesn't keep them apart.
Vishnu Nair
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Freedom is living with the one the way you wanna live
Sarath Sahadevan
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Classic
Ajish
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
'One of the classics'
'must-read in Malayalam before you die'
Mumtaz Muhammed
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
one beautiful love story of a man who finds love in an unlikely place and lost it in an unexpected way.The author yearns freedom and love in the most unlikely place....A PRISON and THIS is his love story that never turned true due to circumstances . A WONDERFUL STORY OF A MORE WONDERFUL MAN which shows love can be felt ,smelled and heard even if separated by walls......
Ardra
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
love at the most unexpected of places.. loved the descriptive writing!!. found it a true and raw story.. he didnt try to fantasise any of it..wrote every feeling every incident every moment as it would have been.
movie on to watch list . !!
Shobith
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We are not supposed to review a creativity by Vaikom muhammed bashir
Vyshnav
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A true kind of lovestory which entangles you mind
Aditya Nirmalkar
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
i want to read this book
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He was one of those outspoken figures who revolutionized Malayalam Literature, and Thus the World Literature itself with his dauntless sarcasm, satire, and black humor.

Often referred to as the Beypore Sultan (the king of Beypore) by the colleagues, he was one of the promine
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