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Piravi (1988)

Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him. Raghu, studying in an engineering college in a far away city has to arrive ... See full summary »

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Shaji N. Karun

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Shaji N. Karun (screenplay), S. Jayachandran Nair (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Premji Premji ... Chakyar
Archana Archana ... Chakyar's daughter
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy Lakshmi Krishnamurthy
V.K. Sriraman ... (as C.V. Sreeraman)
Rahul Lakshman Rahul Lakshman ... Chakyar's Son
Gopalakrishnan Gopalakrishnan
Mullanezhi Mullanezhi
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Raghu, the only son of Raghava Chakyar was born late for him. So he poured his entire love and affection on him. Raghu, studying in an engineering college in a far away city has to arrive at his home to attend the engagement ceremony of his only sister. But he doesn't. The father starts his endless wait for his son. He daily waits at the bus stop till the last bus from the town also returns. Raghava Chakyar comes to know from newspapers that Raghu was taken into custody by the Police for political reasons. He reaches the capital and meets the higher Police officials. But they pretended helpless as there is no proof that Raghu was taken into custody. Raghu's sister comes to understand that he probably would have died in police custody after being tortured, but cannot bear to tell this to her father. The old man's grip on reality slowly slips and he starts dreaming that his son is with him. Written by Anonymous

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Malayalam

Release Date:

21 July 1999 (France) See more »

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Kerala, India

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The movie is inspired by the 'Rajan Case' that occurred in Kerala during the time of the emergency in 1978. The Chief Minister of the State attended a college function where a boy sang a song against him. The boy was caught by the police, brutally tortured in the police station where he died. After the Emergency, the boy's father filed a case against the government thus sparking off a big debate. See more »

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Movie made truly from the heart.. i really felt the rain poring over the river ,falling direct from my eyes
24 April 2001 | by abhuvanSee all my reviews

Movie made truly from the heart.. i really felt the rain poring over the river ,falling direct from my eyes. Shaji did excellent job. The tiniest details of sound shows the quality of the movie making. Really excellent master piece.


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