Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree.

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Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree.

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great story and great performance
13 August 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the best stories ever to be told through a Malayalam cinema! i was moved equally by the acting performance.

Mammootty easily as always turned into the character, flawless acting with unbeatable naturality. Nasurudheen shah, pulled off the character with his usual charisma and ease! Best part of the movie is the story and narration, kudos to the great director, TV Chandra. cheers to some elements of surrealism in it. There might be minor flaws in the editing, but that's all because the movie belongs to an old era and it is definitely understandable!! The feel of having read an amazing novel persists after watching the movie. Loved it and I totally respect the movie!


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