First campus film in the state to be recreated

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAM MOHAMMED
Published Jan 30, 2018, 6:26 am IST
Updated Jan 30, 2018, 6:26 am IST
The Gap, made in 1975, was inspired by Adoor’s film society movement.
An old picture Adoor Gopalakrishnan with Rajan P. Thodiyoor, who wrote the script for The Gap.
 An old picture Adoor Gopalakrishnan with Rajan P. Thodiyoor, who wrote the script for The Gap.

KOLLAM: The first campus film in Malayalam, ‘The Gap,’ produced in 1975 by the students of Fatima Mata college here, will be recreated as a feature film  with a contemporary story  depicting the gap between law and justice. ‘The Gap’ was  then created by the college film club activists  inspired by the film society movement initiated by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The film was  produced and directed by Dr. Subramonian, who is a  Guinness record-holder in the areas of online education, new media  and animation. The script of the movie was written by Mr Rajan P. Thodiyoor who is currently a filmmaker.  The old movie was based on the story of a young man becoming addicted to drugs and radical politics which was a trend-setter.

“The thought of reuniting for the same film popped up when the crew members of the film met for the alumni meet in the college on  January 26.  With the recreation of the film on a new canvas, we will also attempt to achieve a Guinness record.  We will get the support of the college alumni,  including  Balachandra Menon and Suresh Gopi. We also intend to invite students in various colleges in the state to be part of the film,”  Mr Rajan P. Thodiyoor, then film club secretary, actor  and script writer of the film, told DC.

 

Mr Venu B. Nair, filmmaker,  was the assistant director of the movie while Mr Sooryakumar wielded the camera. The movie was screened in several campus film camps across the state after its release. Mr Titus Varghese, a film worker, told DC,  “as an alumnus of Fatima Mata college, it is exciting to find the dedicated team,  including Dr. Subramonian, Venu B. Nair and Rajan P. Thodiyoor,  unite once again after  43 years. Several of the alumni members with the college are currently in the film field. Their cooperation will be sought to make the dream come true,”  he said. Dr. Subramonian will produce the new movie written by Mr Rajan P. Thodiyoor.

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Location: India, Kerala




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