Light in the Room

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Light in the Room (Ottamuri Velicham)

Directed by Rahul Riji Nair

  • India 2017; 97 min
  • Original version: Malayalam
  • Genre: Drama
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Set against the backdrop of a beautiful hilltop village, surrounded by a dense forest and a decaying tea plantation, is the story of Sudha, an underprivileged woman who comes to this village after her marriage to Chandran. They stay along with Chandran’s brother and aging mother in a confined single-room house with a make shift separation to create a space for the couple. The room has a strange light without a switch which changes its colour often. While Chandran calls the light his invention of a lifetime, it deprives Sudha of her privacy and begins to haunt her. Adding to her woes, Chandran engages in acts to physically exert his dominance over Sudha. Amidst deep trauma, Sudha realises that she doesn’t have any support and decides to fight for her survival and seeks revenge against Chandran. The crux of this emotional thriller is in this one question: Will Sudha succeed in her fight for freedom?



    Rahul Riji Nair