Programme 2018

Bilathikuzhal

Director: Vinu Kolichal

fiction

Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Malayalam | Time: 103 mins

Synopsis

Kunhambu, fantasised chindan muthapan his neighbor as a legendary hero from the tales told by his grandmother and friends. Sometimes chindan muttapan appeared magically in his dreams slicing the darkness and rescuing him from the nightmares. Chindan Muthapan also taught how to clean and use the English barrel. As a mandatory procedure before elections, Kunhambu submits his English barrel in his areas police station. When his area is divided into two zones, so does the police station and his life takes a different turn.

Director's Bio

Vinu Kolichal is an independent filmmaker from Kerala. He joined the Filmocracy Foundation of Kerala, a non-profit intended to democraticise Malayalayam cinema, as a camera assistant, working on two films, Vith (2017) and the forthcoming Avalkoppam. Kolichal has explored the mundane life of a North Malabar village in his first film, Bilathikuzhal.

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