Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam
|Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam|
|Directed by||Joe Chalissery|
|Screenplay by||Joe Chalissery|
|Based on||"Deshathinte Vijayam"|
|Produced by||David Kachappilly|
|Edited by||Sajit Unnikrishnan|
|Music by||Mohan Sitara|
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, Nivin Pauly, Iniya and Rajsri in the lead roles. It was released on 14 September 2012, and the critical reaction to the film was mostly negative.
Madhavankutty is a schoolmaster in a remote village. He is respected by his students and his friends. But his wife keeps complaining that he does not help her in house. The village is "identity-less", as the title suggests.
When a theft happens in a moneylender's shop, everyone around is baffled. It results in sleepless nights for the panchayat president and the police officer in charge of the area. As they have no inkling about who the culprit may be, they devise 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. Much 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
- Nivin Pauly as Murali
- Iniya as Bhama
- Rajasree Nair as Vimala
- Nedumudi Venu as the Panchayat president Ezhuthachan
- Innocent as SI Idikkula
- Suraj Venjarammoodu as Sugunan
- Albert Fernandez
- Sasi Kalinga as Kumara
- Salim Kumar as Anto
- Sunil Sukhada
- Aju Varghese as Madhu
- Kochu Preman as Aravindhan
- Zeenath as Karthiayini / tea shop owner
- "Sreenivasan signs Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam". The Times of India. 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "Sreenivasan in 'Bhoopadathil illatha oridam'". Sify.com. 1 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- Rajasree talks about Bhoopadathil illatha Oridam. The Times of India. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "ഭൂപടത്തിൽ ഇല്ലാത്ത ഒരിടം". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). 19 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- Palicha, Paresh C (18 September 2012). "Review: Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam is shoddy". Rediff.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012.