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Marana Simhasanam

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Murali Nair's debut feature begins as a quietly lyrical portrait of rural poverty that recalls Satyajit Ray's early masterpiece Pather Panchali (1955); and then it suddenly swerves into the realm of bitter social satire. Though Krishnan (Barathan Narakkal) toils all day planting rice, he struggles to feed his family. He is caught stealing coconuts from his landlord and dragged to jail. He soon finds himself framed for a number of unsolved murders and is sentenced to death, in spite of his wife's...more

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