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1956, Central Travancore
1956, Central Travancore
229 Ratings


In need of some quick money, Oman devises a desperate and risky plan to assemble a team for the purpose of illegal hunting of a gaur. The team is not united, though, except for their goal. A moody hunter tends to defy leadership, as does another older member of the group.

Our take

Rising Malayalam filmmaker Don Palathara’s contemplative period drama delicately explores the intricacies of sibling relationships. Capturing the tumultuous lives of early migrants to Kerala’s Idukki region in poetic black and white, 1956, Central Travancore is a mesmerising tale of resilience.