Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam
|Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam|
|Directed by||Joe Chalissery|
|Produced by||David Kachappilly|
|Screenplay by||Joe Chalissery|
|Based on||"Deshathinte Vijayam"
|Music by||Mohan Sitara|
|Edited by||Sajit Unnikrishnan|
David Kachappilly Productions
|Distributed by||Sujatha Films|
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam (Malayalam: ഭൂപടത്തിൽ ഇല്ലാത്ത ഒരിടം,English: A place not in the map) is a 2012 Malayalam film written and directed by Joe Chalissery based on the short story "Deshathinte Vijayam" by Sethu. A political satire by genre, the film stars Sreenivasan, Rajsri, Nivin Pauly and Iniya in the lead roles. It released on 14 September and the critical reaction to the film was mostly negative.
Madhavankutty (Sreenivasan) is a schoolmaster in a remote village. He is famous among students and his friends but his wife (Rajsri) keeps complaining about not helping her in house. The village is identity-less as the title suggests. So, when a theft happens in a moneylender's shop, everyone around is baffled. It gives sleepless nights to the panchayat president (Nedumudi Venu) and the police officer in charge of the area (Innocent). As they have no inkling about who the culprit may be, they device a plan to catch someone with a previous record. Madhavankutty is the sole eye witness as the shop is visible from the place where he lives. A major part of the story is devoted to showing how Madhavankutty dodges the pressure tactics of the police and counters their arguments. But after this incident, people start moving away from him and the film is about how the incident changes his life.
- Sreenivasan as Madhavankutty
- Rajsri Nair
- Nivin Pauly
- Innocent as the police officer
- Nedumudi Venu as the Panchayat president
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha
- Suraj Venjarammoodu as the opposition leader
- Salim Kumar
- Maniyanpilla Raju
- Aju Varghese
- Kochu Preman
- N. L. Balakrishnan
- Chembil Ashokan
- Sasi Kalinga
- Sunil Sukhada
- "Sreenivasan signs Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam". The Times of India. April 3, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
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- Rajasree talks about Bhoopadathil illatha Oridam. The Times of India. April 24, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
- "ഭൂപടത്തിൽ ഇല്ലാത്ത ഒരിടം". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
- Palicha, Paresh C (September 18, 2012). "Review: Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam is shoddy". Rediff.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012.