Raw and riveting, this radical political drama explores the unpleasant aspects of revolutionary violence through the trials and travails in the life of Indira (Geetha), a social activist, who is imprisoned for murder and on hunger strike. Allowed to visit her dying mother, a former activist in the Independence struggle, on a two-week pass, she encounters unmitigated hostility from some members of her family although her old mother welcomes her warmly.
Persecuted by the villagers as well as by the police, Indira eventually turns to a journalist, Rashid (Mohanlal), to unburden herself, recounting the circumstances of her crime. In the politically turbulent 60s in Kerala, she had been a welfare officer who had led a group which hacked to death a particularly vicious landowner.
For a woman who has suffered through such terrifying events, and has resigned herself to a lifetime in prison, how will the remainder of her short taste of freedom pan out?
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This movie was phenomenally successful both commercially and critically, and is considered by most as one of the evergreen classics of Malayalam cinema. Read More