Innale meaning, yesterday in Malayalam…
It is the story of a young woman who lost all her memories from her past life after a bus accident. A bus accident far away from where she calls home, a bus accident in which she was the only survivor. The doctors at the hospital tell her to be happy that she is alive. They say that the memory loss is a small prize to pay for her life, the big thing was that she had survived.
The film is set in a hilly town somewhere in Kerala/Tamil Nadu border where the different parts of the town is owned by a single family. They own a hospital, the club, houses.. the school.. so this young woman who has nowhere to go is taken up by the family, as a friend. However, love blossoms and then a lover from her past arrives..the story stops is brought to a standstill, so is their happiness.. in that moment when the past comes into the present and is asked to make a decision!
The peaceful life of this little town is disturbed one night when a bus with pilgrims from northern India meets with an accident and fell into their river. Of all the passengers she survived without any physical injury but her memory was wiped clean. It seemed like she was beginning afresh, making new memories with the new people she found after she woke up. However, she is constantly searching for clues of her past life. As she waits, she falls in love and as is with film, the twist appears in the form of her past. Somebody comes in search for her, somebody who came specifically looking for her..
One of the few films where I love the subtlety in the actor Suresh Gopi. The many instances of situational humour brings alive the film all over again,
Innale.. when yesterday is no more, there is only the present and the future to look forward to… starring Shobana in the lead with Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Sri Vidhya, Captain Raju in supporting roles.