Movie of the Month


Film Title: Shutter

Event No : 22
Date of Screening : 9-Aug-2014
Venue and Time : Hotel Savera 10 am


Joy Mathew



The film is a satire about Indian labourers in the Gulf and is set within two days and a night in the city of Kozhikode. The film portrays unexpected incidents happening in two days and a night in the city of Kozhikode. The story centers around the mess created by three men — a Gulf Malayali, a film director and an auto driver — after they meet a strange woman in bizarre circumstance. The film is a moral suspense thriller and according to the director it is "poetical violence on celluloid".

Language: Malayalam
Running Time: 134 mins
Release Date: December 9, 2012
Directed by: Joy Mathew
Produced by: Saritha Ann Thomas
Written by: Joy Mathew
Lal, Sreenivasan, Vinay Forrt, Sajitha Madathil, Riya Saira
Music by: Shahabaz Amam, Zubin Imtiaz, BB Sam, Jacob Panikker
Shot by: Hari Nair

About the Film

The film had its Indian premiere at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala and international premiere at the 9th Dubai International Film Festival. It won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize) at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala.


  1. The film marks the directorial debut of Joy Mathew, who is a well known face in the Malayalam drama industry and shot to fame in films by portraying the central character in John Abraham's classic film Amma Ariyan
  2. The film was completely shot in Kozhikode


  1. International Film Festival of Kerala (2012): Silver Crow Pheasant Award (Rajata Chakoram) for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize)

About the Director

Joy Mathew is an Indian director, theatre actor, playwright and political activist best known for playing the lead role in John Abraham's 1986 film Amma Ariyan which was voted one of the Top 10 Indian films by British Film Institute

He has written more than 20 plays in Malayalam including Athirthikkal (1989), Sankadal (1996), Pretoria – Oct 18 (1996) and Chille 73 (1997)

He was honoured by Kerala Sahitya Academy and Sangeeta Nataka Academy for two of his plays in 1995 and 1996.

He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the play Madhya Dharanazhi (1996).


About the Guest

Sasi is an Indian film director, screenwriter, working primarily in Tamil cinema based in Chennai. He made his directorial debut with Sollamale in 1998 and followed it up with a series of successful romance films Roja Kootam (2002), Dishyum (2006), Poo (2008)

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