Names Unknown / Perariyathavar

Names Unknown / Perariyathavar

Dir: Dr.Biju/India/111/Malayalam/2015

The story revolves around a widowed father and son working as scavengers in Kollam Municipal Corporation and the harsh life they face.They belong to a section of society which is marginalized in the mainstream. The father is working as a temporary cleaning sweeper. Chami is his friend and fellow worker who belongs to a tribal community. They collect the garbage from the city streets into a vehicle and dump it at a rural village. Sometimes father takes his son along with him. During the journey in a trash vehicle, father and son see and experience the life of many nameless, faceless marginalised people, including themselves, in the midst of huge buildings and roaring vehicles.


● Official selection Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, August 2014
● Official selection competition Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2014
● Official selection/competition Mumbai Film Festival, India, October 2014
● Official selection African Diaspora International Film Festival, New York, November 2014
● Official selection Jaipur International Film Festival, India, February 2014
● Official selection Fajr International Film festival, Tehran, Iran, 2015
● Official selection Kazan International Film Festival, Russia, 2015
● Official selection, Kolkata Film Festival, 2014
● Official selection Pune Film Festival, 2014
● Official Selection International film festival of Kerala, 2014
● New Generation film festival, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014
● Edmontan film festival, Canada, 2015


● National Film Awards 2013 – Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Award
● National Film Awards 2013 – Best Actor Award – Suraj Venjaramoodu
● Fajr International Film Festival, Iran 2015 – Crystal Zymorgh for Best Actor Award – Master Govardhan
● Kazan International Film Festival, Russia 2015 – Best Cinematography Award – M.J.Radhakrishnan
● Jaipur International Film Festival 2015 – Best Film on Global Message – Dr.Biju


Suraj Venjaramoodu – Father
Indrans – Chami
Master Govardhan – Son
Nedumudi Venu – Workshop Master
Sona Nair
Seema G. Nair


Produced by Anilkumar K.
Written by Dr. Biju
Music by Issac Thomas Kottukappally
Cinematography – M.J.Radhakrishnan
Edited by Karthik Jogesh