Baiju Chandran's ‘Sreeparvathiyude
Paadam' highlights the bond between man and nature.
Mediaperson Baiju Chandran returns to fiction with a short film called ‘Sreeparvathiyude
Paadam.' An adaptation of a eponymous short story by E. Harikumar, the movie trails a young woman's journey to
her ancestral home in the countryside. The heart-warming story attempts to capture the different images, sounds, and even the smells of the countryside that the woman remembers and associates with her childhood.
Using a lucid storyline, the filmmaker attempts to highlight the bond between man and nature. A strong undercurrent of eco-feminism, where the female equates herself with the nature, is maintained through three characters representing three generations. While
Madhavi, the protagonist, inherits her love for nature from her grandmother, Madhavi's little niece finds delight in the small wonders of the village landscape.
Through Madhavi and her sister
Sharada, the story also draws parallels between dreams and needs. Anjana Haridas debuts as Madhavi while Sona Nair dons the role of
Saradha. The film also features noted director and actor M.G. Sasi and Valsala
An Expedition Into
‘Sreeparvathiyude Paadam’, a short film, directed by Baiju Chandran, was screened at the Kalabhavan Theatre in the city |
Yentha On Nov 30, 2011
Trivandrum: Baiju Chandran’s short film ‘Sreeparvathiyude Paadam’,
based on a short story of the same name by E Harikumar was screened at the Kalabhavan Theatre on Tuesday. The film for which the author himself penned the script, was produced by
This is the story of an expedition, which is narrated through three characters representing three generations. While Madhavi, the heroine, inherits her love for nature from her grandmother, Madhavi’s little niece, Supriya finds delight in the small wonders of the village landscape. “Through Madhavi and her sister Sarada, the story also draws parallels between dreams and needs,” said the director. “A strong undercurrent of eco-feminism is maintained through this film.”
The story traces the different images, sounds and smells of the countryside that the woman remembers and associates with her childhood. “My home town is similar to the ancestral home of Madhavi. That makes me easily relate to the character which I played,” said Anjana Haridas while speaking to
Sona Nair, Valsala Menon, MG Sasi, Savithri, Sreekumar and MG Shailaja are the other artists in the film.
Jnapeeth ONV Kurup, K Kunjikrishnan, PK Rajasekharan and MG Radkakrishnan were also present on the occasion.
|Madhavi and Sharada -
a scene from the movie.
Baiju Chandran, the first television news producer of Doordarshan
Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram was the one who filled the evenings of
Malayalis with meaningful programmes likes Talk shows, quiz and
debates in the past.
has now chosen the path of documentaries and tele-films that
convey social messages. Ninachalozhukiya Nalvazhikal and Sakunam
are his noted documentary and tele-films. Presently the assistant
director of Doordarshan Kendra, he is busy with a new short film
titled Sree Parvathyude Paadam (The holy feet of Goddess Parvathy)
based on E.Harikumar’s famous short-story of the same title.
movie will be aired on the first week of November. The film
revolves around two women who symbolise and represent two
different aspects of life. Baiju Chandran says with spirited
enthusiasm, "Madhavi and Saradha are the leading characters.
Madhavi comes to her sister Saradha’s home and finds solace on
the lap of nature. However, her arrival creates confusion in
Saradha’s life While Madhavi finds happiness in the nature
around her, Saradha lives in misery and worries about future all
says the reason for choosing E.Harikumar’s short story is its
universal significance where one woman represents nature and other
one represents selfishness of humanity." says Baiju. Baiju
feels that people are not interested in serious movies and
literature and instead, spend time on meaningless TV
programmes."My aim is to make the viewers aware of the need
to protect our nature. I hope to create a good impact on the
society with this film" he says.
Anjana Haridas and actress Sona Nair play the lead roles. M.G.
Sasi,Valsala Menon and Baby Savithri form the rest of the cast.