Aedan (film)

Aedan: Garden of Desire is a 2017 Indian Malayalam film directed by Sanju Surendran.[1] The film stars Abhilash Nair, George Kurian, Prasant, Nandini Sree, Sunny, Jojo George, and Dileep Kumar.[2] Aedan is more of a folktale in its elemental qualities and evocation of eternal human passions. Following the tradition of Indian epic narration, the structure of the film is that of a story within a story.[3] The stories attempt a microscopic examination of human nature.[4][5] As the story courses through the frustrations of the characters, the idyllic landscape of a beautiful Kerala village takes on diabolic dimensions in the night.[6][7]

Aedan: Garden of Desire
Directed bySanju Surendran
Written byS. Hareesh, Sanju Surendran
Story byS. Hareesh
Produced byMurali Mattummal
StarringAbhilash Nair
George Kurian
Prasant
Nandini Sree
Sunny
Jojo George
Dileep Kumar
CinematographyManesh Madhavan
Edited bySreya Chatterjee
Release date
  • December 10, 2017 (2017-12-10) (IFFK)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

The film premiered at the 2017 International Film Festival of Kerala.[8]

SynopsisEdit

The thread of the story is from the three short stories of S Hareesh - 'Niryatharayi', 'Manthrikavaalu', and 'Chappathile Kolapathakam'.[9]

  • Hari, a submissive man after meeting Peter (a retired school principal) becomes a man with wild intentions.
  • Neetu a strong female figure strongly explores her sexuality with lecherous Bineesh while transporting her father's dead body, and they both are happy with it.
  • Thampi, a rowdy from mistaking John Abraham (director) for Jesus Christ becomes reformed, and hearing their feared rowdy's story under intoxication, two friends feels silly and blabber mischievous stuff about each other, and one kills the other.

CastEdit

  • Abhilash Nair as Immanuel as Hari
  • Nandini Sree as Jeevan Raj as Neetu
  • Prasant M. Madathilkarottu as Bineesh (as Prasant)
  • Spadikam Sunny alias Torappan Bastian as Maadan Tampi[10]
  • George Kurian as Peter Sir
  • Jojo George as Kaliyar Kuruvila
  • Rahul Pratap as Hospital Attendant
  • P.M. Yesudas as Neelakandan (as Yesudas)

AwardsEdit

The film has received the following honors:

International Film Festival of Kerala
  • 2017: FIPRESCI award for the best Malayalam film at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala, India
  • 2017: Rajathachakoram award for the best debut director at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala, India
Kerala State Film Awards
  • 2017: Second Best Film
  • 2017: Best adapted screenplay
  • 2017: Best Cinematography
  • 2017: Best Sound Editing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sanju Surendran (29 November 2017). "AEDAN Garden of Desire". Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Sanju Surendran introducing his film 'Aedan'". iffk.in. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ Nathan, Archana. "In Malayalam film 'Aedan', death and sin mingle with food, alcohol and games". scroll.in. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Garden of Desire/AEN". iffk.in. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (7 December 2017). "IFFK 2017: Death and desire are bedfellows in Aedan, says Sanju Surendran". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ "Lives coming out of a 'death play'". deccanchronicle.com. 26 November 2017. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Every story tells a picture". thehindubusinessline.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Schedule 2017 – 26th International Film Festival of Kerala".
  9. ^ "Telling a tale of many emotions: Sanju Surendran on 'Aeden'". newindianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ "ആ വാര്‍ത്ത കണ്ടപ്പോള്‍ ആടുതോമയെ തല്ലിയ തൊരപ്പന്‍ ബാസ്റ്റിന്‍ ഞെട്ടി".

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