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“Helen” is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by . The film follows the story of Helen (), a young woman working at a fast-food restaurant in Kochi, Kerala. One day, she finds herself trapped inside a freezer in the restaurant after it shuts down, with no one around to help her. The film explores her struggle to survive in the extreme conditions, while her father () and boyfriend () search for her.

Review:

“Helen” received critical acclaim for its direction, performances, and story. The film was noted for its ability to create tension and suspense despite being set in a confined space. 's performance as Helen was particularly praised, with critics calling it a breakthrough role for the young actress. The film was also commended for its exploration of societal issues, including gender stereotypes and the treatment of women in the workplace.

Awards:

“Helen” won several awards at various film festivals, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for . The film also won the Best Debut Director award for at the 50th International Film Festival of India.

Popularity:

“Helen” was a commercial success in Kerala, grossing over 25 crore INR (approximately $3.4 million USD) at the box office. The film was well-received by audiences and critics alike, with many praising its storytelling and performances. It has since gained a cult following and is considered one of the best Malayalam films of 2019.

Directed by
Produced by Vineeth Sreenivasan
Written by Alfred Kurian JosephNoble Babu ThomasMathukutty Xavier
Starring , , ,
Music by Shaan Rahman
Cinematography Anend C. Chandran
Edited by Shameer Muhammed
Production
companies
Habit of Life Big Bang Entertainments
Distributed by Funtastic Films
Release date 15 November 2019
Running time 117 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

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