Director : K.P.Kumaran / India / Malayalam / 1988

The tale of a little girl who ends up in a brothel after being molested by her stepfather and the enigmatic relationship she forges with an aging policeman who frequents the place. An adaptation of a short story by Kamala Das, the film evocatively captures and sensitively renders the eponymous heroine’s tryst with a strange world’s sexual conspiracies as well as the middle class hypocrisies which shatter her childhood world of innocence.

Director and Screenplay K P Kumaran
Producer Film Forum
Editor Venugopal
DoP K G Jayan

Cast Nedumudi Venu, Anju Prabhakar


  • Kerala State Film Award – Best Director, Best Actress
  • National Film Award- Best Feature Film in Malayalam