Director: K. S. Sethumadhavan / India / 1971 / B&W / 138 mins / Malayalam
Synopsis: Based on Thakazhi’s well known novel of the same title.The film recounts the harrowing experience of a conscentious worker who suspects his wife’s fidelity, when she wants to work for her economic independence. He gets involved in a murder leaving is wife and kids in lurch. His wife toils hard and with the help of an understanding fellow worker, a friend of her husband’s manages to run their livelihood. Hunted by the police, the husband is forced to change his identity and takes on another name. He is taken care of by another villager whose grown up daughter has a crush on him. Returning home he finds his wife carrying on with his friendly fellow worker and demoralised, he gives himself upto the police.
Direction KS Sethumadhavan
Screenplay Thoppil Bhasi
Cinematography Melli Irani
Editing M S Mani Music Devarajan
Cast Sathyan, Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi, Sheela, Mammootty