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.
Yavanika (The Curtain)...is the search for the truth..the truth behind the curtain (as it always be..), slowly unfolds as the story progress in a rapid pace and finally splits wide to it's ... See full summary »
Alice, who lives with her brother, is a teacher at a convent school in Ooty. A neglected and unruly son of a MP, Xavier Puthooran joins the school in Alice's class. Alice manages to turn ... See full summary »
this is based on a book daddy longlegs by jean Webster. one of shobana's and rahman's first movies. the story is of an orphan girl who has an anonymous benefactor who sends her to college. she communicates with him through her letters. when they meet, he recognizes her from the details in her letter but doesn't reveal himself. to make matters convenient, she is his niece's/sister's classmate. it was a big hit of its time in Malayalam cinema. the songs "oru madura kinavin" and "kastoori maan kurunne" were very popular. shobana still has the innocence in her eyes in this movie. there is some variation from the book. i loved the book and this movie is pretty close to it. shobana plays the orphan girl, mammootty the benefactor, royachan and rahman, the boy in love with shobana. rahman's role is not in the book. seema also appears in a few scenes as a doctor and this deviates from the book as well.
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