| 6.4/10 |
| 17 March 1986 (1986-03-17)|
Drama, Malayalam Cinema, World cinema
Karthika (Nirmala), Shari (Sally), Mohanlal (Harisankar), Urvashi (Devika), Jagathy Sreekumar, Jalaja
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Desatanakkili Karayarilla Wikipedia
Desatanakkili Karayarilla (English: The Migratory Bird Never Cries) is a 1986 Malayalam film written and directed by Padmarajan. It stars Mohanlal, Karthika, Shaari and Urvashi in pivotal roles. The film tells the story of two school girls who eloped while on a school trip. It was critically well acclaimed, being one of the first Indian films that talked about womance.
Two young girls elope while on a school trip to teach their class teacher a lesson. On their way they are befriended by a stranger towards whom one of them begins to develop feelings. The plot develops the relationship between the two girls and their connection to the mysterious stranger.
A completely out of the box movie that made those with brains think and those with hearts smile. It was undoubtedly a box office hit when it released back in the mid-eighties, viewers accepting the wonderfully nuanced film for whatever they thought it stood for.
The music was composed by Raveendran and lyrics was written by ONV Kurup.The Film was distributed by Dinny Films.
Though the film is not structured as a thriller, the mystery element in most of the story was highly acclaimed. It garnered very positive reviews from viewers as well as critics. Especially the introduction scene of Harishankar, where the character brings in a clear feeling of distrust for Sally and a very clear romantic feeling for Nirmala is notable for the air of mystery around Harishankar. Through the narrative, Padmarajan brings in a connection between Devika and Harishankar which eventually leads to the suicide of the girls. The feeling Sally has for Nirmala is also described beautifully. The willful and disobedient Sally was ready to bend her decisions and views only for Nirmala. Though Nirmala decided to go back against her wishes, Sally never left Nirmala's side and was ready to be with her for ever.
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