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Synopsis

Malli, a poor tribal girl in Kerela, loves yarns spun by the village storyteller Monu. Being a child, she believes her tale about the magical blue bead which grants wishes. Malli wants it to cure her dumb friend. Once while helping an injured fawn in the forest, she finds the bead. Malli rushes to give it to her friend, who is going away. Would she reach on time? Inspired by a true incident and starring the real dumb girl, this multiple award winning film both in India and abroad by celebrated director Santosh Sivan is beautifully and evocatively shot in Kerala and means to inspire in kids the love for a simple life and nature.

Target Audience: This film was specially made for children (under 18 years)

Suitable Viewing Age: For both Children and Young Adults under 18 Years





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Malli

  • Released
  • 1998
  • India
  • Colour
  • 90 Mins
  • Live Action
  • Tamil

Dubbed Version(s): Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam

Subtitled Version(s): English

Director(s): Santosh Sivan

Writer: Santosh Sivan , Ravi Deshpande

Producer(s): Children's Film Society, India

Additional Cast and Crew

Cinematographer: Santosh Sivan

Editor: Sreekar Prasad

Lyrics: Raajaa Chandresekar

Music: Aslam Mustafa

Cast: Janakraj, Parameshwaran, Baby Amma, Priya

Technical Information
Festivals And Awards
  • Awarded Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation, 46th National Film Festival, India, 2000
  • Awarded Poznan Goats for Best Director, 18th International Festival of Films for Children, Poland, 2000
  • Awarded Best Feature Film, 11th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Uruguay, 2000
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    • Screened at Indian Film Festival , United States, 2004

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    Producer Contact

    Children's Film Society India
    Address: Children's Film Society, India, 8th Floor, Films Division Complex, 24- Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai-400 026 (India)
    Phone no: 91-022-23521120
    Email: admin@cfsindia.org
    Website: http://filmsdivision.org

    Chief Executive Officer - Dr. Shravan Kumar
    Phone no(s): 91-022-23526798
    Email: ceo@cfsindia.org

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    Children's Film Society India
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    Email: marketing@cfsindia.org
    Website: http://filmsdivision.org

    Asst. Distribution Officer - Pramod Alphanso
    Phone no(s): 91-022-23522870
    Email: fesitival@cfsindia.org

    Festival Contact

    Children's Film Society India
    Address: NCFF, C/o Children's Film Society India, 8th Floor, Film Division Complex, 24-Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai- 400 026 (India)
    Phone no: 91-022-23516136
    Email: cff@cfsindia.org
    Website: http://filmsdivision.org/

    Asst. Distribution Officer - Pramod Alphanso
    Phone no(s): 91-022-23522870
    Email: fesitival@cfsindia.org

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