Film Festivals and Awards
Cannes Film Market
3 National Film Award - Best Director
Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay
The film is an adaptation of two chapters from Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai's epic Malayalam novel Kayar. The story is set in Kuttanad and its backwaters during the World War II and revolves around a postman, who delivers money orders at homes of those who have joined the army. When the war intensifies, he starts bringing in telegrams declaring people dead and he slowly becomes an omen of death.