It was in the year 1991, that Malayalam film industry witnessed the release of one of the finest political satires ever. A genre which was somewhat untouched and unexplored completely by Malayalam cinema.
It has been 25 years since the release of the film
Sandesam and the theme of the film holds relevance even
now. Here are the 5 reasons why we love watching Sandesam
1. Mirror Image Of Political Parties
Sandesam did take a dig at the political scenario of
the State. The film which followed a satirical model did put
forward some points which hold relevance even now. Indirectly, the
film was a mirror image of the political parties of the
2. Message To The Aimless Youth
The film has some important message to be given to aimless
youth. It talks about the responsibilities of one towards his/her
family. The best part is that, the film succeeds in delivering that
message without being much preachy.
3. Best Script Of Sreenivasan
Sandesam is undoubtedly one of the finest scripts
written by Sreenivasan. Be it the dialogues or the
characterizations, all have a freshness and uniqueness associated,
which make the film a class apart.
4. Memorable Characters
The film has many memorable characters and all the characters
have an identity of their own. Even the character Udayabhanu played
by Siddique, who has a limited screen space, has an identity of its
own and has something to offer.
5. Performance Of Actors
The performances of the actors took the film to another level.
Performances of actors like Thilakan, Oduvil Unnikrishnan,
Sankaradi, Mala Aravindan in this film prove the fact that they are
hard to be replaced.
Sandesam is regarded as a cult classic of Malayalam
cinema. The film even went on to win a coveted position in IBN
Live's list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time.
This sole feat talks volumes about the impact that the film made
on the society. Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, the film had the
script written by Sreenivasan.
Sandesam is one such Malayalam film which has got a
good amount of repetitive views on televisions. The fact that the
film is being aired on various TV channels continuously, is a
testimony to that.
The film which released in 1991, was a success at the box-office, but considering the fan following that the film has, the film would have been a much bigger success if it had released now.