Aakaasathinte Niram

Akasathinte Niram (English: Colour of Sky) is a 2012 Malayalam film written and directed by Dr. Biju.The film was shot entirely on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a cast that includes IndrajithNedumudi VenuAmala Paul and Prithviraj.

The film revolves around a burglar who is trapped on a scarcely populated island and his getting to understand how nature blends with life. It premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2012. It was subsequently screened at various film festivals where it received several honours. It was also shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination.

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The film was produced by K. Anil Kumar under the banner of Ambalakkara Global Films. Isaac Thomas Kottukappally composed the background score while the songs are composed by Ravindra Jain and sung by K. J. Yesudas and others. M. J. Radhakrishnan, who had cranked camera for Dr. Biju’s earlier films, Location sync sound and sound design is by Jayadevan Chakkadath while Pramod Thomas handles the sound mixing. Bindu Sajan was assistant director. The film’s production design was by Santosh Raman.

A 60-year-old man lives on a pristine, isolated island. He visits the nearby harbour in a motor boat once a month to sell handicrafts. A young burglar keeps tabs on him and one day jumps onto the motor boat and demands money. The old man remains calm and takes the motor boat towards his island where the young man remains trapped. He meets the people who live with the old man, a 7-year-old boy, a 20-year-old deaf and mute lady and a middle-aged man with a stammer. The intruder confronts rare life situations for the first time. His concept about life changes as he understands how nature blends with life.

The film is the ‘colour’ of life, of the wind, of the sea and nature.


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