Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha A northern ballad 1989/189 mins/Col/Malayalam//EST Dir: T. Hariharan Principal Cast: Suresh Gopi, Balan K. Nair A martial arts drama reminiscent of Hong Kong's Kung Fu tales. This one is set in a 16th century Kerala village. Two young men from a clan of Kalaripayattu fighters challenge the recluse Chandu to a fight, to avenge an ancient feud. The film presents the legend associated with the dispute as well as the facts, weaving in elements of caste and kinship rivalry. Festival participation/ Awards: Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India; Best Script Award.