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Karutha Joothan is a 2017 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by the National Award winning actor Salim Kumar in which Salim Kumar himself essays the lead character. Ramesh Pisharadi, Subheesh Sudhi, and Usha play important roles in the film. The jury for the 47th Kerala State Film Awards selected Karutha Joothan for the Best Story Award. The film narrates the decimation of the Jewish community and its history in Mala, a small village in Thrissur District in Kerala, through the life of Aron Ilyahu, a member of a prosperous Jewish family.This is the second directorial venture from Salim Kumar the first one being Compartment, a film depicting the problems of special children. The specialty of Compartment was that the lead characters in the film, including the hero and heroine, had been done by children who are considered as special due to their growth problems both mentally and physically. But, in an unusual move, Salim Kumar later withdrew the film from theaters as a protest against the lukewarm reception accorded to the film by film-viewers and theater owners.