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Ottaal (2014)

Ottaal (The Trap) is an adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's timeless works, Vanka. A story of the 18th century, but one that has travelled the time and space to be retold in the present ... See full summary »

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Jayaraaj

Writer:

Joshy Mangalath
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shine Tom Chacko ... Boss
Sabitha Jayaraaj Sabitha Jayaraaj ... Moly
Ashanth K. Shah Ashanth K. Shah ... Kuttappayi
Kumarakom Vasudevan Kumarakom Vasudevan ... Valyappachy (as Vasudevan)
Vavachan Vavachan ... Outh
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Ottaal (The Trap) is an adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's timeless works, Vanka. A story of the 18th century, but one that has travelled the time and space to be retold in the present day at a small village in the South of India. Kuttappayi, a young boy, is miserable and desperate as he starts writing a letter to his grandfather from a place, dim and dark. Kuttappayi's recollections takes us to the picturesque locations of Kuttanad, where Kuttappayi and his grandpa, Valiyappachayi, are arriving with their ducks. The village is as pleasant as it can be even though what brings him there is the death of his dearest parents. With hope and freedom, he is about to start his life afresh among the village's letterless postman, the nameless dog, the rich lad, Tinku and many more.

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Malayalam

Release Date:

1 December 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trap See more »

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D-Cutz Film Company See more »
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Joshy Mangalath is a National Award Winning Indian film screenwriter who made his debut with the feature film Ottaal for which he got the National award for the Best Screenplay (adapted). See more »

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Heart Touching
28 January 2017 | by liginmaneSee all my reviews

One of the Best movie which shows the nature, diversity,language and heart touching contents. It clarifies the real image of the prescribed place and the title is absolutely great, because the the title is known one and now it is obsoleted actually. However it matches when film finishes. Till the end it is just a title. So it depicts the characters and characteristics of a beautiful place. We can appreciate it's beauty, really pleasant , good , and entertaining one and also we must appreciate the film because of it's nature. And also the movie gives a lot of social and relevant messages to us. It is a complete and inevitable movie absolutely.


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