Kasaragod: Exploring the life of A.K. Gopalan, AKG to Keralites, his love for the masses and his firm belief in Communism would be the central theme of a documentary on AKG being planned by noted director Shaji N. Karun.
Mr. Karun said this while addressing the media at the press club. "The thirty-minute documentary `AKG Athijeevanathinte Kanalvazhikal' is a dream come true and a milestone in my life," said the director. "We are trying to recreate the life of the man who had the charisma to unite people against injustice and mistreatment. It is an image, the new generation must imbibe," Mr. Karun said.
He added that the film would be the visual representation of the research and hard work he had put in during the past two years, meeting AKG's comrades and many others who knew him well.
He also said that short films were swiftly vanishing. "We are near the point of losing the short film culture from the Indian scene," he said.
P.V.K. Panayal has penned the script and theatre artist P. Sreekumar is to don the titular role. Writer Punathil Kunhabdulla will play C.H. Muhammad Koya. The film will be shot in Kasaragod, Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram from the third week of December and is expected to be over by the end of March.