Director: P.A. Backer; Writer: M. Sukumaran; Producer: Salam Karasseri; Cinematographer: Vipin Das; Editor: Ravi; Cast: Srinivasan, Ramu Kariat, P.R. Nambiar, Madhu Master, Rani Tankam
Duration: 01:17:21; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 82.080; Saturation: 0.031; Lightness: 0.342; Volume: 0.076; Cuts per Minute: 8.467
Summary: A symbolic story continuing Backer’s effort to provide a geneology of political activists (cf. Kabani Nadi Chuvannappol, 1975; Chuvanna Vithukal, 1976). This story is structured as a quest for a reliable leader called Goutama. The educated but cynical hero meets different men bearing that name but all reject him until he meets a CP union activist being tortured in a police cell. Only after he sees the activist killed in a lathi charge does the hero realise that he must take responsibility for his own actions and rebel against injustice rather than put his faith in a charismatic figure.