Aedan: Garden of Desire is a 2018 Indian Malayalam film directed by Sanju Surendran. The film stars Abhilash Nair, George Kurian, Prasant, Nandini Sree, Sunny, Jojo George, and Dileep Kumar. 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. The stories attempt a microscopic examination of the human psyche. As the story reverses through the emotional universes of the characters, the idyllic landscape of a beautiful Kerala village takes on diabolic dimensions in the night.
|Aedan: Garden of Desire|
|Directed by||Sanju Surendran|
|Produced by||Murali Mattummal|
|Written by||S. Hareesh, Sanju Surendran|
|Story by||S. Hareesh|
|Edited by||Sreya Chatterjee|
|2 hour 10 minutes|
- Abhilash Nair as Immanuel as Hari
- Nandini Sree as Jeevan Raj as Neetu
- Prasant M. Madathilkarottu as Bineesh (as Prasant)
- Sunny Alias Torappan Bastian as Maadan Tampi
- George Kurian as Peter Sir
- Jojo George as Kaliyar Kuruvila
- Rahul Pratap as Hospital Attendant
- P.M. Yesudas as Neelakandan (as Yesudas)
The film has received the following honors:
- 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
- 2017: Second Best Film
- 2017: Best adapted screenplay
- 2017: Best Cinematography
- 2017: Best Sound Editing
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