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Aakashathinte Niram

Aakashathinte Niram

Akasathinte Niram (English: Colour of Sky) is a 2012 Malayalam film written and directed by Dr. Biju. The film was shot entirely on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a cast that includes Indrajith, Nedumudi Venu, Amala Paul and Prithviraj. The film premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2012. It was subsequently screened at various film festivals where it received several honors. It has been short listed for an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination 2012.

A 60-year-old man lives on a pristine, isolated island. He visits the nearby harbor in a motor boat once a month to sell handicrafts. A young burglar keeps tabs on him and one day jumps onto the motor boat and demands money. The old man remains calm and takes the motor boat towards his island where the young man remains trapped. He meets the people who live with the old man, a 7-year-old boy, a 20-year-old deaf and mute lady and a middle-aged man with a stammer. The intruder confronts rare life situations for the first time. His concept about life changes as he understands how nature blends with life. The film is the 'colour' of life, of the wind, of the sea and nature.


The film was produced by K. Anil Kumar under the banner of Ambalakkara Global Films. Isaac Thomas Kottukappally composed the background score. M. J. Radhakrishnan, who had cranked camera for Dr. Biju's earlier films, continues his association as does location sync sound and sound design is by Jayadevan Chakkadath while Pramod Thomas handles the sound mixing. The film's production design was by Santosh Raman and edited by Manoj.


The film was entirely shot on a tiny beautiful island Neil, located 40 kilometers to the south of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. A beautiful wooden shore house was set for the film


The world premiere of the film was at the Shanghai International Film Festival on 19 June 2012. The film was an official selection in the International Competition section for the prestigious Golden Goblet award. This was the first Malayalam film compete for the Golden Goblet award at Shanghai. The film released in theatres in India on 20 July 2012. It was also released in the US in the first week of November