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Directed byT. K. Rajeev Kumar
Produced byAsianet
Blue Mermaid Picture Company
Written byT. K. Rajeev Kumar
Geethu Mohandas
Biju Menon
P. Balachandran
CinematographyRajeev Ravi
Release date
  • 27 September 2002 (2002-09-27)

Sesham is a 2002 Malayalam language drama film written and directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar with Jayaram, Geethu Mohandas, Biju Menon and P. Balachandran in the star cast. The film zooms into the lunatic asylum and probes the tenuous realms that separate the sane from the insane. Jayaram's portrayal of the character Lonappan is widely regarded as the best in his career.[1] The film met with critical acclaim and won numerous awards including several Kerala State Film Awards and Asianet Film Awards. It was, however, a box office flop.[2]


Lonappan (Jayaram), the protagonist, is a complacent inmate of a lunatic asylum, whose life becomes the subject of the graduation film of a movie-school student (Geethu Mohandas). As the social activist in her dominates the film-maker, she, with the help of her sub-collector fiance (Biju Menon), gets Lonappan released from the asylum and tries to find him a normal life. The story takes a serious turn as Lonappan becomes an integral part of Meera's life and she finds whole things upside down because of his presence at home. She gives him a job in a school. But Lonappan turns out to be a misfit in society. In the meantime, Lonappan gets closer to a child in the school. But he finally decides to go back to the mental asylum and live the rest of life with the inmates. He discards all the facilities offered by Meera. The film ends when her movie titled Timepiece bags award for the best film at the Cannes Film Festival.



  1. ^ "Sesham". The Hindu. 25 January 2002. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  2. ^ "2002: Malayalam cinema". Yahoo. 31 December 2002. Archived from the original on 18 July 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2011.

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