Thampi (Thilakan) retired as a lawyer in mid-1980s following his son’s death leads a solitary life in his ancestral house. Thampi’s grandson Bhasker aka Pachu (Jayaram) had completed his medicine from Bangalore. Thampi is excited when his grandson Pachu,comes along with his friends- Lopez (Rahman, Renjith Menon (Ashokan) and Krishnankutty (Ajayan) to spend his vacation with grandpa. Their presence brings joy and happiness into Thampi’s house. Pachu is engaged to a girl, Bhadra (Keerthy) who happened to be the granddaughter of Thampi’s friend. But when Pachu and his friends go to the beach to swim, Pachu drowns and his body is found on the third day (as meant by the title of the movie). But Thampi believes he is alive and will be back one day. He goes around consoling everyone and performs the funeral rites of Pachu. —Wikipedia
P. Padmarajan (Malayalam: പി. പത്മരാജന്; 23 May 1945 – 24 January 1991) was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who contributed in Malayalam language. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed. A train of directors, and screen writers followed this school onto the 1990s including Sibi Malayil, Lohithadas, and Sathyan Anthikkad.
Padmarajan was noted for his fine and detailed screenwriting and expressive direction style. Padmarajan made some of the landmark motion pictures in Malayalam cinema, including masterpieces like Oridathoru Phayalvaan (1981), Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Kariyila Kattu Pole (1986), Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987), Moonnam Pakkam (1988), and Njan Gandharvan (1991).
Born at Muthukulam near Haripad in Onattukara, Alleppey, he was the sixth son of… read more