The movie was produced by P. V. Gangadharan under the banner of Gruhalakshmi Productions and was distributed by Kalpaka Release
The story revolves around Janakikutty(Jomol), a ninth grade student and the challenges she faces in her everyday life. She is basically a lonely girl, who finds no peace at home and is constantly scolded by her elders or teased by her siblings and cousins. Her only companions are her grandmother(Valsala Menon) and her neighbor, Bhaskaran(Sharath), whom she loved secretly.
One day, when Janakikutty and her grandmother were collecting herbs in a nearby forest, she accidentally wanders of to the restricted area of the forest. Her grandmother warns her never to go there again, because it was a cursed area. She narrates the legend behind it. Years ago, that area was once occupied by a newly wed Namboothiri couple. The wife, Kunjathol, later found out that her husband was a womanizer. When she objected, her husband murdered her. Since then, Kunjathol, now a Yakshi, is believed to be haunting that place, along with her associate Karineeli, another Yakshi, intent on killing anyone and drinking their blood who passed that very area. To prove this story true, her grandmother narrated another story. Once, two men lost their way while attending a nearby festival. A young woman then came up to them and asked them if they could give her a few betel leaves to chew. To their horror, it was none other than Kunjathol herself, who then killed them and drank their blood.
One day, Janakikutty happened to come across Bhaskaran and her cousin Sarojini(Rashmi Soman), who were actually having an affair. This upsets her and she runs home in tears, but in between, sprains her leg and falls to the ground. Suddenly, a voice calls out her name. She encounters Kunjathol(Chanchal), who comes to her with a smile and introduces herself and Karineeli. She also said that since Janakikutty didn't commit any sin, she would instead like to befriend her and protect her. Since then, Janakikutty and Kunjathol become the best of friends, where Kunjathol helped Janakikutty whenever she needed.
In the meantime, Janakikutty's family is worried over her strange behavior. Occasionally, they would see her conversing with herself or talk to elders with a bad attitude. At the same time, an unseen force vandalizes the household. They believe that the ghost of Kunjathol must be haunting them. They conduct a number of rituals but to no avail.
Later, Sarojini's marriage was to be conducted. However, she was against it because she already loved someone else. Janakikutty decides to help her with Kunjathol's aid. However, when Janakikutty approached Kunjathol, she initially refused. Nevertheless, on Janakikutty's request, she agrees. But when she tries to execute the plan as told by Janakikutty, she instead transforms into a fierce, vampiric form, frightening Janakikutty, who then faints. Understanding the magnitude of the situation, her family decide to give her medical attention.
Kunjathol sees Janakikutty for one last time and then bids her goodbye. At this point, Bhaskaran is now completely aware of Janakikutty's feelings towards him and accepts her as his true love.Jomol as Janakikkutty
Chanchal as Kunjathol
Sharath as Bhaskaran
Anoop as Kuttan, Janaki's elder brother
Reshmi Soman as Sarojini
Valsala Menon as grandmother
Cinematography: Hari Nair
Editing: M. S. Mani
Makeup: P. Mani
Choreography: Shobha Geethanandan
Lab: Prasad Colour Lab
Production controller: Kannan
Outdoor: Jubilee Cini Unit
The songs for this movie were written and composed by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. The BGM was provided by Anantha Chaudhari and Sanjay Choudhari.Songs list
National Film Award for Best Audiography - Janakikutty Sampath
National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) - Jomol
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress - Jomol
Kerala State Film Award for Best Photography - Hari Nair
Kerala State Film Award for Best Processing Lab - Prasad Colour Lab
- Paarvana paalmazha: K. S. Chithra
- Ambilipoovattam ponnuruli: K. J. Yesudas
- Chempakapoo mottinullil vasantham vannu: K. S. Chithra
- Ambilipoovattam ponnuruli: Sangeetha
- Innalathe poonilavil: Biju Narayanan
- Ambili poovum: Sangeetha
- Champakappoo mottinullil: K. J. Yesudas
- Then thulumpumormayay: