Patham Nilayile Theevandi - Movie Synopsis
‘Pathamnilayile Theevandi’, the latest from talented filmmaker Joshy Mathew, is the story of Sankara Narayanan, a 55-year-old gangman from the Indian Railways. From his teenage days onwards he was afraid of the strange voices that talked to him incess antly. To escape the fear, he seeks refuge in alcohol alienating himself from his family and ending up in an asylum. Ramu, his son could never sympathise with a father who had shirked his responsibility as a husband and a father. But Narayanan starts writing letters from the asylum to which Ramu doesn’t even bother to reply.
A young doctor tries to help Sankara Narayanan for he knows that he could be cured. The doctor not only intends to reunite Narayanan with his family but also has something very important to reveal to his son Ramu.
Joshy Mathew, the director of the film, started his career as a directorial assistant to Padmarajan and made his debut feature film with 'Nakshatrakoodaram'.
Currently the vice-chairman of MACTA, he has also helmed many commercials, documentaries and television movies.
The screenplay is by veteran scriptwriter Dennis Joseph who has penned films like 'Akashadoothu', 'Rajavinte Makan', 'Number 20 Madras Mail' and 'New Delhi'.
Debutante producers, Jose Thomas and Somu Mathews are prominent faces in the industry. Thomas, an award-winning director, has directed more than 15 films and Mathew, an NRI, based in Kuwait, has acted in a couple of television films. Chantal Perrin, a well-known producer and second unit director in Hollywood and French film industry is the adviser of the film. She has worked with Ridley Scott in commercials and has been a production manager in many French documentaries and television films. She currently teaches film production in the International Film School of Paris Innocent, Jayasurya and Anoop Menon play the lead characters in the film.
Meera Nandan, Vijayaraghavan, Sanju Joshy, Jagannathan and Sreekala are also part of the cast.