|Directed by||Avira Rebecca|
Xavi Mano Mathew
Seema G. Nair
|Music by||Paris Chandran|
|Cinematography||M. J. Radhakrishnan|
Thakarachenda (Malayalam: തകരച്ചെണ്ട) is a 2007 Malayalam film directed by debutant Avira Rebecca with Sreenivasan and Geethu Mohandas in the lead. The film is based on a real-life incident. The film released on 9 August as a package along with Shaji N. Karun's docu-fiction AKG.
The film is set in a slum in Ernakulam and focusses on a group of slum dwellers who are usually ignored in the ambitious blueprints of city developers. The protagonist of the film, Chakrapani (Sreenivasan), is a disabled beggar and also a small-time moneylender who lives in the slum. A drunkard, he spends most of the time quarrelling with his mother. He has an eye on Latha (Geethu Mohandas) who lives nearby with her two children, Siva and Malli, though she detests him. Latha, an asthmatic, works as a maid and dreams of a better future for her children. Another woman Vasanthi (Seema G. Nair) too lives in the slum with her two children and a drunkard of a husband (Manikandan) who is of no use to anybody and who keeps causing endless trouble to her and her children. Finally, desperation forces Chakrapani and Latha to unite and raise their voice in protest again the ignorance towards their slum. Chakrapani ends up as their leader. The story reaches its climax when the government takes steps to get rid of the slum in order to go on with developmental activities and the slum-dwellers find that they have nowhere to go. A JCB arrives on the scene and the local people protest as a union with Chakrapani in the forefront. But their pleas fall on deaf ears.
- Sreenivasan as Chakrapani
- Geethu Mohandas as Latha
- Seema G. Nair as Vasanthi
- Manikandan Pattambi as Suni
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