Swapnadanam / Journey through Dreams
Director: K.G. George / India / 1975 / 121 mins / Malayalam
Synopsis : K G George’s debut film, Swapnadanam is a marital psychodrama that rejected the standard format of popular cinema, yet succeed in reaching the common mass. Gopi is unhappily married to Smita, his cousin and traditional bride. He is also indebted to his father-inlaw who sponsors his studies. The film unfolds through flashbacks as Gopi, haunted by memories of the woman he loved at university, is treated by a psychiatrist. He ends up in a mental asylum. Swapnadanam won the State Award for the Best Film.