Embedded with fierce emotion and powerful family sentiments, this poignant love story follows the trials and travails in the life of 19-year-old Kannan (Sangeeth) and 16-year-old Radhika (Sonia)..
Kannan comes from Trivandrum to his ValiyaKoikkal tharavdu (ancestral house) with his mother (Srividya) to spend his vacation and to attend the festival in their family temple, the Pookkulangara Devi temple. Khan and enjoys spending time with his extended family comprising of his grandfather Parameswara Kuruppu (Thilakan), grandmother (Sukumari), head of the family (Nedumudi Venu) and his aunt Vijayalakshmi (Jalaja) and her children. Everybody likes Kannan very much, and he has a good time along with his friend Gopu (Appa Haja).
However, with the arrival of his uncle's daughter (murappennu) Radhika (Sonia G Nair) from Bangalore, after a gap of nine years, to perform her dance debut (Arangettam) in the temple, everyone's attention turns to her. Kannan initially feels intense jealousy and anger upon losing out on all the adoration and attention but, once he sees Radhika, he immediately falls in love with her.
Kannan and Radhika were childhood friends and both have memories of their childhood. Radhika also likes Kannan but is afraid to reveal it to Kannan. To know whether Radhika loves him, Kannan plans to ask her secretly and hides himself in the bathroom. Upon seeing him Radhika panics, and instinctively cries out loud.
The whole family learns of the incident, and Kannan is blamed by all, including his mother. She immediately sends a message to Kannan's father to take him back to Trivandrum for his exams. Meanwhile, Radhika finally reveals to Kannan that she loves him as much as he loves her. Soon, Kannan's father arrives and takes him back to the city.
After finishing the exams, Kannan rushes back to the village to meet Radhika, but she has already gone to the railway station to return to Bangalore and then to USA with her parents. Kannan desperately hurries to the station in a frenzy to try and stop her from leaving. Will he reach in time? Will Kannan and Radhika succeed in meeting?
Did you know?
This film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film for the year 1986. Read More