Featured in this video is a toddy shop in Alappuzha district of Kerala. The shop named Punchiri (smile) is a famous one in the region. Toddy is a natural alcoholic beverage extracted from coconut or palm trees. It is also a popular drink in the villages of Alappuzha. A couple of glasses of toddy bring out the natural good humor in the tipplers.
Many people in the villages of Alappuzha earn their livelihood by farming and during evenings they gather at toddy shops to unwind. Punchiri is one such shop, where one can witness the gathering of people for friendly chats, song sessions and sometimes serious discussions, while enjoying their favourite toddy.