Thiruvananthapuram: Chippy the movie behind the idea that “Even a pebble would have a story to tell”, had left the expected impact on children as was evident when they came out of the screening at The Kairali Theatres. Soon after, they came face to face with Sonia Bose, Bose Venkat, Malavika Nair, child artists Ajmal, Devaprabha (Actors of Chippy) and Adwaith at the “Meet the artist session” at the International Children's Film Festival of Kerala (ICFFK).
The chief guest was Sonia Bose of My Dear Kuttichathan fame and Manu Uncle.
She lauded the initiative by the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare. “Children-oriented movies are very rare in recent times. Earlier shots were something that was considered personal to a director and was never shown to the actors. I think, My dear Kuttichatan was the only movie which made working even more fun, because even as kids we were shown the shots, telling us how important an element we were to the cinema,” she recollected.
Bose Venkat, the veteran Tamil actor, enlightened the children present for the meet about Malayalam cinema history by saying “Back then, a movie made by the Tamil industry would cost around Rs 1 lakh but at the same time, a Malayalam movie would be shot with Rs 50,000 and would still manage to beat the Tamil movies with quality content.” Mementos were presented to all the guests, and a special memento was handed over to Karthik, a specially-abled child who had attended the ICFFK....