Director : T V Chandran / India / 120 / Malayalam / 2002
The film is about Daniel Thompson, a saxophone player who is a mute witness to any of the historical happenings taking place around in the world. The film traces the life of this character up to his seventy third year and comments upon many things that may have social and political relevance. Dany as he is known, was born on the day of the Dandi Salt March (12 March 1930). His mother died on the day Guruvayur Satyagraha was conducted. His father died on the day of the first widow remarriage in Namboothiri caste. His wife leaves him on the day the first Communist Government of Kerala loses power. Dany’s love, disappointments, triumphs everything coincides with historical events.
Director, Screenplay and Producer T V Chandran
DoP K G Jayan
Cast Mammootty, Mallika Sarabhai, Vani Vishwanath
IFFK Audience Award, Kerala State Film Award For Best Director