The Hidden Feminist Agency in ‘Kumbalangi Nights’


“She could have come for only ten days. What kind of mother is she?!”

“You shouldn’t curse her. She suffered a lot because of us.”

“This house lost its life the moment mother walked out.”

The weight of the absent mother hangs heavy in Madhu C Narayanan’s directorial debut ‘Kumbalangi Nights’. We hear plenty about her, but never…