Satish Menon's "Bhavum" captures
the struggle of consciousness of a young urban couple upon the
arrival of the wife’s mysterious sister.
Their struggle, seeking to reconcile their desires with various
realities and truths, results in the gradual deterioration of
Their evolving relationship plays out as a metaphor for a society
that is growing apart intellectually and emotionally in an environment
where the effects of globalization – mainly manifesting in avid
consumerism - and the influence of media as a tool for proliferating
propaganda have taken root.
This irreconcilable wedge precipitates in the gradual disintegration
of relationships inevitably resulting in degradation and chaos.
Cast: Mita Vasisht, Murali Menon, Jyothirmayee,
Siddique, Koottatakulam Leela
Date: Thursday, November 6th, 6:00
Location: Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (@ 2nd Street)
New York City, NY
India/USA December, 2002. 111
(Malyalam with English Subtitles)