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Paradesi/English ( 2007 )

P.T. Kunhi muhhammed
(India/Malayalam/134 mins/35mm/Scope/DTS Digital/Aug-07)

Eighty-year old Valiakath Moosa, son of a freedom fighter, is an alien to his own land. To the Indian government he is a Pakistani, and to the Pakistani government he is an Indian. He is one of hundreds of Malayalees who left to work in Karachi during the days of the British Raj. Many of them returned in the 1960s and are settled in Malappuram. They do not have a passport or even an address in the land they were born in. They are looked down upon as Pakistani spies. Moosa has a wife and children here who are Indian citizens, but Moosa himself is not considered a citizen of the country.