KERALA

Film on runaway children

New vistas:Dance maestro V.P. Dhananjayan in the film ‘ Kandethal’ .

New vistas:Dance maestro V.P. Dhananjayan in the film ‘ Kandethal’ .  

Payyannur-based M. Sukumarji in his debut non-commercial film ‘ Kandethal’ has highlighted the emotional struggles of parents of runaway children.

The film’s cast includes dance maestro V.P. Dhananjayan performing the role of a ‘guru.’

Mr. Sukumarji, who earlier scripted ‘ Kalchilambu ,’ a film based on Theyyam, says his film is ‘spiritual’ because it delves into the inner-personal experience of the mother of a runaway child. Emotional conflicts of parents of runaway children and their struggles to cope with the loss are explored in the film. The 155-minute film is an attempt to focus on life’s unanswered questions, he said. The English title of the film is ‘ Revelation .’ The film will be released soon, he said.

The film ‘Kalchilambu,’ based on Mr. Sukumarji’s screenplay, was selected for the 2010 Indian Panorama. Apart from Mr. Dhananjayan, the cast includes Devendranath, Sunil Raghavan, Geetha Poduval and Master Abhinav in leading roles. Mr. Sukumarji said that his film is dedicated to all the children in the world who left their homes.

The film’s cinematography has been done by Shaji Jacob, while background music is by Kaithapram Viswanathan.



Emotional conflicts of parents of runaway children and their struggles to cope with loss are explored.



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