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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 films 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.  


  • Best Film on Environment Conservation/ preservation – 46th National Film Festival, India ,1998 
  • Best Child Artist – 46th National Film Festival – India – 1998 
  • 2nd Prize in Feature & Video Section – 16th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – USA – 1999 
  • Silver Elephant For Best Live Action – 11th International children’s film Festival – India – 1999 
  • Bronze Elephant For Best Child Artist – 11th International children’s film Festival – India – 1999 
  • Poznan Goats for Best Director, Best Child Artist, Best Music & Special Mentions for Marcinek Distinction at 18th International Festival of Films for Children, Ponzan – POLAND – 2000 
  • Best Feature film & OCIC Awards – XI International Film Festival for children & Youth, Uruguay – 2000 
  • Awarded at India Film Festival at Los Angel – USA – 2004 

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Feature Film, TV Tamil 1998 01:30:00 SD Via DICE

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