Rajiv Vijayaraghavan assisted the late G Aravindan in six of his films. He has also directed nine documentaries, some of which have won state and national awards. These include Sr. Alphonsa of Bharananganam (1986), Kesari (1992), and Seeds of Malabar (1996).
Margam is his first feature film.
Margam - 2003
Rajiv Vijayaraghavan's first feature film, Margam is based on a short story by M Sukumaran named Pithrutharpanam.
Venukumara Menon, a leader of the radical left movement in Kerala in the late 1960s and early 1970s, withdraws in seclusion as the movement waned. Having left some unfinished tasks, Menon is in a disturbed state of mind.
The film is shot in two phases- the first in Menon's middle class apartment and the second as a journey to his ancestral house. His past and tormented present, revealed during this journey, are narrated through the perspective of his daughter who accompanies him. As a witness to all that happens, she begins to understand him better.
Margam won 7 State awards including the award for the best film of 2003.
Direction & Co-Screenplay: Rajiv Vijayaraghavan