Krishnanunni is the descendant of a wealthy orthodox Nair family, whose fortune has now dwindled. But there is still enough to ensure a leisurely life for him, his wife Suma and their seven year old son Unni. Chathan is the head serf of the family. The bond between Chathan and Krishnanunni is stronger than the one between Krishnanunni and his wife. Everything is going fine until one morning, while shaving, Suma discovers a black mole under Krishnanunni’s lower lip. She thinks it is a sign of luck. In an intimate moment, she finds pleasure in caressing the mole. But later one night in bed she wonders if it is contagious and suggests that he should have an operation to remove it. Krishnanunni feels very reluctant because none of his forefathers had believed in surgery. He is unable to change.
Unable to withstand the pressure from his wife, Krishnanunni decides to undergo herbal treatment to remove the black mole which he thinks is creating a barrier in their relationship. From the abandoned articles kept in the attic of the house, he looks for an ancient palm leaf manuscript containing prescriptions of traditional medicines.Following prescriptions laid out in the palm leaf manuscript, Krishnanunni finds leaves from the hills nearby and applies the pulp to the wart. But it does not seem to cure its growth… it keeps growing bigger… —FlyingElephantFilms Synopsis (http://www.flyingelephant.co.uk/arimpara.htm)
Murali Nair was born in a little village in the centre of Kerala, the most southern and politically active state in India. He has a passion for politics and makes several journeys through rural India after finishing his university studies in geology. After a brief course at Institut Xavier de Communication in Bombay, he becomes part of the Bombay film industry as assistant director. He develops his experience there before directing his first short film Tragedy of an Indian Farmer in 1993 which won a national prize in India. He then shoots two other short films: Coronations in 1995 and A long Journey in 1996 which is selected for Cannes in the category short films in competition. In 1997, he moves to London and sets up the Flying Elephant Films production company. He starts to make programmes (principally about youth of the world) for British television, with his wife Preeya. His first feature, Marana Simhasanam (Throne of Death) wins the Caméra d’Or at Cannes in 1999, and the second… read more