IFFK 2017: A retrospective on K. P. Kumaran showcases his landmark movies

  • By Hindu
  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2017

Kumaran, for he too walked these paths and contributed his mite to the history of Malayalam cinema. A rare masterpiece in Malayalam cinema, which, without wallowing in sentimentality, reminds conventional audiences that a broken body is not a broken woman. Kumaran’s protagonists which seems to have a curious resonance for Malayalam cinema today. Kumaran, a director who burst on to the Kerala cine scene in 1974 with Athithi, today considered as one of the landmark films of Malayalam cinema. Modernist experimentationsFour of his films, Athithi, Rugmini, Thottam and Akashagopuram, are included in what promises to be a highly elucidative retrospective on the auteur.

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