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Bhayanakam (2018)

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A World War I veteran is sent to Kuttanad as a postman to deliver money orders and letters to the families of soldiers. Soon, the happiness that his visits brought to the families turns into sadness with the outbreak of the World War II.


Jayaraaj (as Jayaraj)


Jayaraaj (as Jayaraj)
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Credited cast:
Jojo George Jojo George ... Military Officer
Bilas Chandrahasan Nair Bilas Chandrahasan Nair ... Anthony (as Bilas Nair)
Renji Panicker
Asha Sharath
Vaishnavi Venugopal


Set during World War II, a postman (Panicker) in a small Kerala village is lauded by proud families for delivering money orders and letters from their sons at the battlefield until one day when he starts delivering news about their martyrdom. Written by Tejas Nair

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Capsule Review: Bhayanakam / Slow-Paced Brilliance / 7 Stars
17 May 2020 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

It is after a long time that I am watching a film that is aptly titled, making me much eager to recommend this to anyone who likes slow-paced arthouse drama. If not for its artistic quality, one should watch it for the realistic portrayal of hardships of a messenger. Bhayanakam (Horror) tells the story of a middle-aged ex-armyman (Renji Panicker) who now works as a postman in Kuttanad, a village in Kerala, India, during the eve of the Second World War. He is loved by his village folk because he brings them letters and money sent by their sons who have joined the Allies in the inevitable war. A cripple himself, he is seen as a god by men and women until the war begins when he starts delivering them the bad news. Jayaraj's scope of storytelling is extensive, heightened by Panicker's singular performance, good photography, and a fitting score. Even though I had issues with the pacing, I would still recommend Bhayanakam as a drama that narrates a hard-hitting story and eloquently brings out another evil facet of war. TN.

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