This exquisitely crafted socio-political drama incisively probes into the life of practitioners addressing political parties and slogan-shouting activists.
Having retired as a stationmaster in Tamil Nadu, Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) returns to Kerala after 30 years to find his two unemployed sons (Srinivasan and Jayaram) have become full-time hangers-on in opposing political parties, asserting their strident political rhetoric both in and out of the house. The two sons try in vain to put ‘service before self’ until their harassed father, on the verge of ruin, makes them see sense.
The positive contrast is provided by the enterprising and prudent agricultural officer (Siddique) who marries their sister and represents the film’s plea on behalf of apolitical, small businesses. The question remains, will good sense dawn on Prakasan and Prabhakaran? Will they repent for their erroneous ways and correct themselves?
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This movie was immensely successful both commercially and critically, and is widely regarded as a classic of Malayalam cinema. This film was included in IBN Live's list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time. Read More