Synopsis: Eight-year old Kallu has an intense desire to visit the Sabarimala Temple. Immensely attached to Lord Ayyappa, she has a dwindling window of time to make the pilgrimage given her age. Events in her life make it unlikely that she can make the journey, and the story is about how she and her cousin attempt to overcome many risks to make this pilgrimage, receiving help from unexpected quarters in their journey. In the lore of the Sabarimala Temple, the pilgrimage typically starts 41 days before the commencement of the actual journey to the remote temple located deep in the forest, when the pilgrims whether male (of all ages) or female (under ten or over fifty) commit themselves to the journey following a life of austerity and address each other as Swamy (for males) or Malikappuram (for females). In essence, pilgrims who have committed themselves to this journey become divinities themselves.
Directors Bio: Vishnu Sasi Sankar is an Indian film director and editor. He made his debut as a director with the film ‘Malikappuram’ (2022) which went on to win popular acclaim for its craft and overall technical brilliance apart from becoming one of the biggest box office hits in South India.
Producer: Aan Mega Media Aan Mega Media, an Indian film production house specializing in Malayalam films, showcased "19(1)(a)" at the Moscow International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Kerala in 2023, along with regional screenings. Their past successes include "Night Drive," "Mallu Singh," and "Karyasthan," both in cinemas and on OTT. "Malikappuram," their latest release, became one of the top-grossing films of 2023, enjoying an extended theatrical run in Kerala and India.
Writer: Abhilash Pillai