Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam

Streaming on

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English Title: Joyful Mystery

Duration: 85 Minutes

World Premiere at IFFK 2021 February, International Premiere at Moscow International Film Festival 2021 April.

The film was later screened at IFFT, Mohanam Film Festival, Indian Film Festival Melbourne and IndoGerman FIlm Week


Maria, a young journalist (Played by Rima Kallingal) and Jithin , an aspiring actor (Played by Jitin Puthanchery), are in a live-in relationship without the knowledge of their parents. The movie is an 85 minutes car journey that they take together, shot in one long take. Set in the backdrop of the covid pandemic, this relationship drama reveals the nuances of an intense dispute and unreasoned maneuvers that the couple adapt in the intimate relationship.


Rima Kallingal, Jitin Puthanchery and Neeraja Rajendran


Writer/ Director : Don Palathara

Producer: Shijo K George

Production house: Bee Cave Movies Pvt Ltd.

DOP: Saji Babu

Associate Camera: Jenson TX

Location Sound: Adarsh Joseph Palamattom

Music: Basil CJ

Lyrics and Script Consultance: Sherin Catherine

Sound Design: Arun Varma

Sound Mixing: Dan Jose

Costumes: Swapna Roy

Colourist: Liju Prabhakar

Designs: Dileep Daz