If the trend in 1970s and 1980s for the most preferred destination, especially for Malayalees was the Middle East , in 1990s and 2000s US and UK took over that place. And now it is South East Asia. The trend continues, only destination changes.
This sights, in front of the various consulates reminds me of a movie that hit silver screens almost 26 years back, Akkare.
It was in the 80s when the wonderful world of television, full of opportunities, was opening up and he wanted to be part of that new medium. This is why he turned his attention to the small screen. He directed a popular telefilm, Mash. And for a generation unfamiliar with his work, he is the man behind the famous tagline, ‘vannallo vanamala’, for a detergent soap, which still has amazing recall.