Margam (film)

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Directed by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
Produced by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
Written by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan
Anvar Ali
S.P. Ramesh
Based on Pithruthorponom
by M. Sukumaran
Starring Nedumudi Venu
Meera Krishna
Shobha Mohan
Music by Isaac Thomas Kottukapally
Cinematography Venu
Edited by Beena Paul
Release dates
  • 16 December 2003 (2003-12-16) (IFFK)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Margam (Malayalam: മാര്‍ഗം meaning: the path) is a well reputed Indian film co-written, directed and produced by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan under the banner of Image commune. The film is an adaptation of Pithrutharppanam, the famous story by M Sukumaran. Margam bagged 7 major Kerala State Film Awards[1] of the Government of Kerala and one National Film Award[2] of the Government of India for the year 2003. One of the rarest Malayalam films that received wider critical acclaim at international level,[3] Margam exhibited in 16 international film festivals and won 6 international awards in different categories including best film and scripting. The Script co-written by Rajiv Vijay Raghavan, Anvar Ali and Dr. S P Ramesh, Cinematography done by Venu and the roles performed by Nedumudi Venu and Meera Krishna were also widely appreciated.[4]


The film tells the story of a revolutionary who, years later, realizes that his efforts have been wasted and witnesses the ill-fate of his co-rebels and leads a secluded life in a state of clinical depression.[5]



National Film Awards[6]
Kerala State Film Awards[7][8]
Fajr Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar
  • 'Golden Dhow'-Best film[9]
The South Soth Film Encounter, Asilah, Morocco
Cine Pobre Film Festival,[10] Cuba
International Film Festival of Kerala, India
  • FIPRESCI Special Mention - Margam


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  2. ^ Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director
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  5. ^ "Vying for the honours"
  6. ^ "51st National Film Awards-2003"
  7. ^ "Margam best film; Nedumudi, Meera best actor, actress"
  8. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards - 2003"
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