Neythukaran - 2001
E M Shankaran Namboodaripadu (EMS), the leader of the first ever democratically elected Communist Government is dead. Appa Mestry, a veteran Communist, who lives in the nostalgia of 'those great days', is unable to believe that EMS has death. For him EMS is a divine idol, whose death is unthinkable. He thinks about those ages, where they worked for their party risking their own lives in contrast to the present generation represented by his son-in-law and his friend Bahuleyan, who have discarded their ideologies for material gains. Appa Mestry dies on the day of funeral of EMS.
Also read: A review of Neythukaran
Pulijanmam - 2006
Pulijanmam is about people who are haunted by justice and social good, people who can't turn away from their world, life and times. At one level the film is about Prakasan, an educated and idealist youngster deeply committed to his society. He prefers to live in the village itself, earning his livelihood through farming, living close to nature and fighting against exploitation and injustice around him.
At another level the film is about this legendary figure Kari Gurukkal, a subaltern who acquires mastery over marital and other arts only to be sent away by the envious power-that-be to achieve an impossible task. He is to take tiger form and go to the deep forest to bring tiger mane and tail in order to cure the madness of the ruler and assuage the agonies of his people. Prakasan is planning to re-create the story of Master Kari through his play.
Sufi Paranja Katha - 2009
Set in the idyllic locales of Malabar, towards the end of the nineteenth century under the British rule, the film explores the mindscapes of a society that opened its arms to change. Adapted from a novel by K P Ramanunni, the story explores the myth of the land, the history of the people, the love and passion of the protagonists and the mystical spirituality of tolerance. The plot revolves around the love and marriage of Karthi, the Hindu heiress of a Nair Tharavadu, with Mammootty, a wandering Muslim trader in coconut and spices. On another plane, the film is about the transformation of Karthi to a Biwi, a local Goddess worshipped by the Hindus and the Muslims alike.