For Pranav Krishna, an associate director, short film is a stepping stone to the big screen. His first venture The Wall, an award-winning film that narrates the story of a differently-abled child, has been a tribute to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The latest one K-Fear the Mother is a tribute to the Indian Army. The movie features a mother and child sleeping in a partially-built apartment. A man enters the space and steals the jacket that mother has used as pillow to her child. Child cries, mother wakes up and there begins a chain of actions that results in her conquering that man and bringing back the jacket to her child.
A figurative attempt, Pranav says the idea has been on his mind for some time. “It struck me when Uri attack happened. It took me a while to shape the idea. I wanted to bring it out on the Independence Day this year. However, I could not proceed due to the floods. And, then Onam came,” says Pranav, who released the film on September 20.
However, he confesses that the film is apolitical. “The film is inspired from the Indian Army’s concept of Mother India. The fight our soldiers carry out to save Kashmir has inspired us to come up with the film,” explains Pranav. He has not used a single dialogue in the film. “It is an experimental movie. We have attempted to convey the message in an indirect manner. Only towards the end one would get the true meaning of the film. Even the jacket is a character in the story,” explains Pranav, who has been in the film industry for the past nine years. His industry friends have helped him in his journey. The cast include Veda Krishna, Aiswarya Menon, Rosshan Chandra and Vishnu Lal. Cinematography is by Vishnu Prasad, while Elwin James and Jayaprakash J. handle the music department. Editing is by Premsai Mukundan.
Pranav says heroine Aishwarya practises karate and it helped him in shooting the action sequences easily. He hopes the film will be appreciated well. And, he is currently working on his feature film....