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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Youth Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2016

Country:

India

Producers:

Vinod Vijayan, K. Mohan

Director:

Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair

Distributor:

Jayaraj Films

Production Year:

2014

Website:

www.facebook.com/Ottaal-Movie-312582772286256/info?tab=page_info

The Trap

Orphaned eight year-old Kuttappayi lives with his kindly, weather-worn grandfather Valiyappachayi in the spectacular Kerala backwaters of Southern India where they raise flocks of ducks. Fishing, playing, reading, laughing, it’s an idyllic life filled with learning, discovery and a deep respect for nature and the environment until the old man falls ill the boy’s future is suddenly uncertain. Based loosely on Vanka, Chekhov’s short story, Ottaal (The Trap) is a modernised tale set in a Malayalam community about the plight of the poor and powerless as heart-wrenchingly relevant now as was the 18th-Century original.

Ottaal – Trailer