Avalkkoppam: Woman Power on Screen

Thiruvananthapuram: The 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala will bring on to the screen an array of films that showcase the most courageous and suave female characters who have graced Malayalam cinema during the 1970-1990 era. The films will be screened as part of the “ Avalkkoppam ” (With Her) category, and will have the most spoken-about female roles that Malayalam filmdom has seen during the period.

As many as seven flicks have been handpicked for screening under the Avalkkoppam category, and they are ‘Kallichellamma’ (P. Bhaskaran, 1969), ‘Kutyedathi’ (P. N. Menon, 1971), ‘Avalude Raavukal’ (I. V. Sasi, 1978), ‘Adaminte Vaariyellu’ (K. G. George, 1983), ‘Desaadanakkili Karayaarilla’ (Padmarajan, 1986), ‘Alicinte Anweshanam’ (T. V. Chandran, 1989), and ‘Parinayam’ (Hariharan, 1994).

These seven films have made Malayalam cinema proud when they had released with eternally strong and resilient female characters that have fought their way through the worst phases of fears and tribulations.

The category holds special relevance in the present day scenario, and is sure to enthrall and inspire the audience at IFFK 2017.