Manu, who has previously made three short films, is the writer and the producer of the movie, for which he eventually sold a plot of land. It was an audacious narration, telling plain things plainly. Munroe Island or Mundrothuruth, as it is called in Malayalam is about about troubled men in a perfect home with an attractive, largely silent maid Kathu Abhija Sivakala. There are so many experiments happening all around. And we were all a bit crazy.
Munroe Island is yet to be released in theatres. I am a fan of documentaries and have planned to document the whole procedures and the situations I will face in getting my film released in theaters. Father goes back and Grandfather who desperately longs for a true and able heir, tries to develop a genuine intimacy with Keshu by giving him more free space. It was not like that in our earlier days. Those were the days of endless revolution. Money and Manu do not go together Manu is the first filmmaker from the famous, iconoclastic Kakkanadan family, which was prominent in the literary and artistic world of Kerala in the 1960s and '70s. Are films a medium of entertainment or a cultural medium? Father wants to take Keshu for proper psychological treatment.
Though set in the idyllic island of Mundrothuruth, surrounded by the emerald waters of the Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada river, the film has nothing to do with the any environmental issues, Manu says. But Grandfather, who is convinced that his son is fundamentally wrong, doesn't support the idea. It is a symbolic isle where every person gets marooned in modern times when personal relations are shattered. Yes, audiences are divided within themselves. They enjoy mediocre films but at the same time relentlessly slam the blunt portrayals. Despite serious warnings, he strongly wants his grandson to stay back in the island and liberally plan his future.
This reflects the contradictions within them, which they haven't realized as yet. I have only presented a subject metaphorically, which I myself am confused about and tried to convey it the way I understood it. There is a lovely, old house on that island: its rooms festooned a bit too perfectly with curios. It is the story based on the gap — not between generations but between you and yourself. Why do you think it happened? How important is Munroe island as a backdrop to your film? My film didn't tell a story in a modest way.
Like most filmmakers in Kerala, Manu is a child of the film society movement, which took art films to the furthest corners of the state. We welcome your comments at. But I did not face many hurdles when I ventured to produce the film myself. The cinematography by Prathap P Nair is exceptional, as the movie meanders through the lake and the edges of land and sanity. Can the grandfather and the grandson, marooned in their own islands, find each other? Some bold attempts are being made.
Noted short-film maker, Manu, created his first feature film Mundrothuruthu Munroe Island, in English after waiting for years on end. An old man, Achumama Indrans , is waiting for his wayward grandson Keshu Jason Chacko. The whole cast and crew provided ample support toward completing the film successfully. I think my job is not that of a postman. The technical support was provided by experts in the field, most of them from Rune Since they were all close friends, we could keep the budget within the limits. It won't be just a reflection of my problems but a tale of a whole lot of others out there like me. The island will cure him of his restlessness.
Only parts of the movie are shot there. But Jason Chacko looks too old for an 18-year-old and is far too inexperienced to understand the nuances of a gregarious but eccentric man who claims, without any trace of remorse, to have killed dogs and raped a young girl. An earthen pot is on the table, the sardines are cooked, the toddy jug is full. It is a film washed in the deep green waters of the sea off Kerala, about lives that are moored and can never be moored on a small isle in Kollam. And now he is coming home, carrying memories and troubles. The film was selected by a team of panelists who are well aware of how a movie should be.
It's a situation in which we start doubting ourselves and are devastated by the confusion to identify what is right and what is wrong. Apesar das advertências graves, ele quer que seu neto fique na ilha e literalmente planejar seu futuro. But I am sure it is not going to be easy. O pai quer levar Keshu para um tratamento psicológico adequado, mas o avô, que está convencido de que seu filho está sempre errado, não suporta a ideia. Your take on the new trends emerging in Malayalam film industry? I know several youngsters growing up in a kind of environment which has really made them appreciate violence.