August 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

PONTHANMADA / 1994  / Malayalam Indian / Diected by T V Chandran / Story C V Sreeraman / Mammootty Naseeruddiin Shaw​ Laboni Sarkar Janardhanan 

                   Maniyanpilla Raju


Ponthan Mada is a 1994 Malayalam-languageIndian feature film written and directed by T. V. Chandran. ​

Ponthan Mada is based on two short stories, Ponthan Mada and Sheema Thampuran by C. V. Sreeraman. Set in the 1940s British India, the film is about the extraordinary, uncanny and touching bonding of the so-called low-caste Ponthan Mada (Mammootty) with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran (Naseeruddin Shah), who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran’s window with Mada hanging from a palm tree.