The protagonist of the film is a young artist (Balachandran Chullikkad) who lives with his father, a radical friend, a Sportsman and a music-loving young woman. His world collapses when his father dies, the radical friend leaves him, the sportsman friend gets injured in an accident and has to give up sports and her family takes the woman away to another city. The final shot shows him curled up in foetal position in his cell in a mental asylum.
The movie won the Rajat Kamal for the second best movie in the country for the year 1982 . It was screened in several international film festivals ,including Cannes.
Pokkuveyil won Aravindan the State Film award for best director.
The background music of this movie was done by the great Sri Hari Prasad Chaurasia with the flute.
Shaji Karun's outstanding work behind the Camera was one of the main highlights of this movie.
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