in competition: Ottamuri Velicham [Light in the Room]
Category: Feature Films | Duration: 97 min | Language: Malayalam with English ST
The suspenseful drama is set against the backdrop of a mountain village surrounded by dense forest and a decaying tea plantation. This is where Sudha ends up after she got married to Chandran. The couple lives together with Chandran’s brother and his elderly mother in a confined single-room house. All there is to give the young couple a bit of privacy is a makeshift separation.
In the room is also a light installation built by Chandran that changes colour. While Chandran calls the light his invention of a lifetime, Sudha feels disturbed and harassed by the endlessly flickering light. She also suffers under Chandran’s physical attacks in assertion of his dominance.
Finally, Sudha realises that she cannot expect any support and that the only one who can free her is herself.
First print Studios
Zam Abdul Vahid
Rahul Riji Nair
Appu N. Bhattathiri
Sheron Roy Gomez
Baby Reshmi Reghunathan
Jeevan Jos Kaitharath