Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Pandavapuram


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     1'''Pandavapuram''' 
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     41986 93’ col Malayalam 
     5d/p/co-sc G.S. Panicker pc Neo Films 
     6st/co-sc Sethu c Diwakar Menon m Mohan 
     7lp Jamila, Appu, James, Master Deepak 
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     9 
     10Based on Sethu’s magic-realist novel adapted 
     11by the author to the screen, the film refuses to 
     12make clear distinctions between quasi-realist, 
     13fantastic and symbolic registers of fiction. It 
     14tells of a woman teacher in her 30s, Devi 
     15(Jamila), whose young son keeps asking 
     16questions about his absent father. Devi often 
     17loses herself in fantasies which appear to come 
     18true. She spends much time on the station 
     19platform of the small village, awaiting the 
     20arrival of a man from Pandavapuram (it is left 
     21unclear whether such a place exists). Someone 
     22turns up called Jaran (Appu), meaning ‘lover’. 
     23Jaran claims to know her and to want to renew 
     24their friendship. As the villagers, and especially 
     25Devi’s friend Unni (James), put pressure on 
     26Jaran to leave, Devi locks him in her house. 
     27One night, dressed in red, she frenziedly rapes 
     28him claiming to be the avenging goddess 
     29Durga. The morning after, Jaran vanishes and 
     30everybody claims no such man ever arrived in 
     31the village. Devi then recommences her ritual 
     32of waiting on the station platform. 
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     34[[Film]]