Yaathrayude Anthyam is a 1989 Television Malayalam film co-written and directed by K. G. George for Doordarshan.  National award-winning actor Murali appears as a famous Malayalam writer. The film depicts his intellectual and emotional relationship with an intellectual who leads the life of a simple farmer in a remote village. The story unfolds through the writer's bus journey to visit him. This film never released in theaters. The film is based on the short story titled, Kottayam Manathavadi, by Parappurath
|Yaathrayude Anthyam (Journey Ends)|
|Directed by||K. G. George|
|Written by||K. G. George|
|Screenplay by||K. G. George|
|Based on||Kottayam Mananthavady, a short story by Parappurath|
Karamana Janardanan Nair
|Music by||M.G. Radhakrishnan|
VKV(Murali) sets out for an overnight journey to meet his friend Abraham (MG Soman) following the receipt of a telegram from Abraham sir's side. Perplexed on why such a telegram was sent instead of a letter, VKV recounts their relationship and how they inspired each other, throughout the journey. The journey focuses on the lives of fellow travelers also. An NRI in the bus, a wedding party etc. At the fag end of the journey, VKV sees the man sitting next to him, bride's father(Karamana) die. VKV reaches his destination only to find Abraham sir's dead body. Abraham sir's daughter tells VKV that her father was waiting for him on his dead bed and said VKV would be travelling in bus and will see him die while travelling. VKV gets shocked. Abraham sir in one of their old discussions had said life is a repetition of the set of same images, though the characters essentially only the people change.
For plumeriamovies Arjun Anand  wrote, Yaathrayude Anthyam is the most simplest film of the writer, it almost feels like a stretched out slice-of-life episode. But the filmmaking is quietly engaging. Death is a very melodramatic subject. If his contemporaries, Padmarajan in his Moonnam Pakkam, Lohithadas in Bharatham or Dennis Joseph in Akashadoothu among others, treated death and grief with melodrama and exuberant poignance, KG George's take on the subject―just like any other work of his―is subdued, objective and intellectual. The profoundness in his writing is not literary like MT/Lohi, it's rather rational.
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