Friday, July 27, 2012

Esthappan (1979)

Esthappan (1979)
94 min
Country: India
Language: Malayalam

Director: Govindan Aravindan
Writers: Govindan Aravindan (screenplay), Govindan Aravindan (story), Issac Thomas Kottukapally (Story), KN Panikkar (Story)
Stars: Rajan Kakkanadan, Catherine and Francis David

Esthappan is a 1979 Malayalam film written and directed by G. Aravindan. Aravindan also co-composed the music and edited the film. Rajan Kakkanadan, Krishnapuram Leela, Sudharma and Shobhana form the cast. The film blends together the Biblical story of the deeds of Christ and the way society responded to him, with the life of Esthappan, whose life mystified others. It won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Film and Best Director.

Esthappan, a fisherman lives in a seashore colony of fishermen. To the fisherfolk of the coastal Christian village, he is at once an eccentric simpleton, a possessed soothsayer and faith healer, a Satanic grave stealer. Esthappan's story unfolds through narrations of other fishermen about the miracles created by him.(Wikipedia Page)

Kerala State Awards (1979): Best Director- Govindan Aravindan, Best Cinematographer- Shaji N Karun
Buy Esthappan Screenplay here: Indulekha

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