Illithalla (The Bamboo Lady)

In Illithalla (The Bamboo Lady), Appu is reluctantly drawn into a spine-chilling horror film at his friend's house, leaving him terrified and eager to return home, situated on the other side of a foreboding forest.

As they navigate the eerie woods, Appu's friend, Sharafu, narrates the haunting tale of the 'Illithalla', expertly blending a terrifying myth with the heartwarming love story of a grandmother and her grandchild.
The narrative unfolds in a spine-tingling and surreal fashion, culminating in a shocking climax that blurs the lines between reality and the supernatural. 'Illithalla' is a pulse-pounding journey into the unknown, where love and horror intertwine.

In 'Illithalla,' a groundbreaking short film, we explore a unique genre that immerses the audience in the world of horror without showing a single scary scene. The story revolves around a heartfelt love story between a grandmother and her grandchild, redefining the boundaries of horror and showcasing the artistry of storytelling at its core.

  • Rasheed Parambil
  • Ganesh Malayathu
  • Santhosh Puthan Veettil
  • Kaali Kalathil
    Key Cast
  • Appu Anandu
    Key Cast
  • Santhosh Puthan Veettil
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 AUD
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Director - Rasheed Parambil