Chattakaari is a 2012 Malayalam romantic drama film written by Thoppil Bhasi based on Pamman’s famous novel. It is the remake of the 1974 film of the same name.
Julie is the eldest daughter of Morris, an Anglo-Indian engine-driver. Usha her close friend is from an orthodox Hindu Warrier family. At Usha’s residence she meets her brother Sasi who is studying at a different place. Julie soon falls in love with Sasi. The relationship gets more cozy and Julie gets pregnant. The rest of the plot revolves around the struggles of Julie and her baby boy,against the hypocratic fangs of society. The plot addresses themes like Life of Anglo-Indians in Kerala, the alarming rise in Premarital Pregnancy and the taboo associated with Inter caste Love and Marriage, all of which were hot topics of discussion when the movie released in 1974. According to the producer Suresh Kumar, the relevance of the remake lies in the present day Kerala society, which is still no different from the then society, with respect to these social stigmas.