The protagonist is a lad named Maanu, who finds it very difficult to identify himself in the society he belongs. He is scared of the dark, of dogs and sees everything with a dubious eye, can’t stick to a job for long and has become a burden for his family.
The movie is the story that unfolds in a day in the life of a Bollywood session violinist. He is an aspiring violinist who has come to the movie capital of India to make a name for him.
In Serginho, the protagonist we see a classy portrayal of a teenage boy. He is smart, confident and cares about his family that is slowly falling into pieces and he tries his hand in bringing back the order and stability they once had.
Jalam means water and my question as to why the movie was named as such was later on satisfied by the director himself in the open forum session we had after the movie.
For the duration of the movie, I was in awe of the simplicity and the beauty of the movie. It is portrayed in the picturesque beauty of Kuttanad, the famed backwaters of Gods own Country.