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Author Nair, Jayaraj Rajasekharan, director

Title Shantham / directed by Nair Jayaraj Rajasekharan
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (97 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary Persons on both sides of a bloody political struggle search for grace and forgiveness in this emotional drama from India. Velayudhan (I.M. Vijayam) is a young man living in a nation torn apart by civil strife; in the midst of a raging street battle, he attacked his best friend, who was killed in the melee. Velayudhan is overcome by guilt and remorse for his actions as Narayani Chechi (K.P.A.C. Lalitha), his friend's mother, tries to hold herself together while she arranges her son's funeral. Velayudhan's mother Karthiyayani (Seema Biswas) goes to a temple and prays for her son's forgiveness in hopes that he will be spared in the oncoming violence, despite his violence and wrongdoing; there, she encounters Narayani, who is stricken with her own feelings of grief over the death of her child
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 6, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Malayalam with English subtitles
Nominated 2001 Moscow International Film Festival Golden St. George
Nominated 2002 Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Award, Best Asian Feature Film
Won 2001 National Film Awards, India Golden Lotus Award, Best Film
Subject Death -- Drama.
Grief -- Drama.
Guilt -- Drama.
Bereavement -- Drama.
Violence -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Bisvas, Sima, performer
Laḷita, Ke. Pi. E. Si., 1947- performer
Shashi, M. G., performer
Other Titles Shantam