cinema: malayalam


>> The banyan leaf that I kept in the book / Reminds me of your green veins. / In it’s transparency / Today I can see your face…

A. Ayyappan recites a poem in Ethrayum Yathra Bhagam, The Journey So Far (2003), a film by C.V. Sathyan. 

“This documentary is about A. Ayyappan, a well-known poet who works in Malayalam. Alcohol and love are his two life-long obsessions. This documentary on Ayyappan’s life and work is filled with musings on his comrades, travels, college years, and his eccentricities, sharp political insights, humorous chit-chat, and renditions of his rousing poetry.”