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1983 201’ col Malayalam d I.V. Sasi pc Geo Movie Prod. st Rose dial T. Damodaran lyr Yusuf Ali Kacheri c Jayanan Vincent m Shyam lp Mammootty, Mohanlal, Lalu Alex, Ratheesh, Ravindran, T.G. Ravi, Seema, Rani Padmini, Sunitha Sharma, Balan K. Nair

Extraordinary and long-drawn out melodrama contrasting conditions in Kerala with those in Japan. A group of performers from Kerala are invited to Japan, but they are left stranded when their criminal host disappears. With the assistance of Nambiar (Nair), a benevolent Tokyo-based Malayali, they learn about the Japanese economy, initiating - on their return - a series of reformist movements that end up with the revolutionary overthrow of corrupt leadership. The film continued Sasi’s tendency (America America, also 1983) to set his plots in exotic foreign locales, and also his ‘hardhitting’ and often satirical collaborations with Marxist writer Damodaran (cf. Angadikkapurathu, 1985; Vartha 1986).