AKALE (2004)

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Drama based on 'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams. Set in the 1970's in a shabby seaside town in Kerala, and centred around an Anglo-Indian family, the story is told in flashback by Neil, the son who is now a writer. He is still haunted by memories of his sister Rose who was handicapped by a limp and was slightly retarded mentally. His mother Margaret who struggled to bring up her two children after the disappearance of husband, dreams of an alliance for her daughter Rose. She forces Neil to bring home his friend Freddy who she hopes will like Rose, but although they get on well, it turns out that Freddy is already engaged and this leads to Rose becoming mentally unstable. She is admitted to an aslyum where she eventually dies.

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