Akasathinte Niram (Malayalam, 2012)

Posted: September 2, 2015 in 100 remarkable Indian films, Dr. Biju, Malayalam, Regional

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A sixty year old man lives on a pristine, isolated island. He visits the nearby harbour in a motor boat once a month to sell handicrafts. A young burglar keeps a watch over him and one day crosses him and demands money. The old man takes the motor boat towards his island where the young man gets trapped. He meets the people in the island – a young boy, a deaf and mute lady and a middle-aged man with a speech problem. The burglar experiences a different kind of life in the island. His concept about life changes as he understands how nature blends with life.

Akasathinte Niram (English: Colour of Sky) is a 2012 Malayalam film written and directed by Dr. Biju.The film was shot entirely on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a cast that includes Indrajith, Nedumudi Venu, Amala Paul and Prithviraj. It premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2012. It was subsequently screened at various film festivals where it received several honours.

Some of the sequences have a rare poetic quality; the director even uses a folksy Bengali song which speaks philosophically about life which is what the central theme of the film harps upon.

Rating: 3.9 out of 5


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