Communist leaders like Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot regulary used to send people to concentration camps where they suffered the worst forms of torture. If they were living in the present era, those Communist leaders would torture people with movies like CID Moosa and Kilukkam Kilukilukkam. It is such movies which are being branded as chidlren’s movies and shown to kids in the state.
As we said in our rant on the death of children’s movies in Kerala, Manu Uncle was probably the last decent movie we ever saw in that genre. Now director Vinayan, known for trying all possible genres in the films is attempting a children’s movie.
The story is set around Kavya Madhavan, who plays an intrepid TV reporter. She also runs an orphanage with Thilakan. The kids in the orphanage, all toppers in their school, come to her rescue in her hour of need. They all use their special talents to help Kavya out.
There is also the Hindi hero Jackie Shroff playing a quaint scientist in line for a Nobel Prize.
But Kavya is sucked into a huge plot of the unscrupulous elements. How she emerges out of them all with the help of the kids form the major part of the story.
Kavya Madhavan has got an authorâ€” backed character. The kids and graphics work (done in Hong Kong) are a major attraction. Jackie, Mukesh, Jagadish are the other attractions in the film [Athisayan – Fantasy festival]
The movie is said to have lot of special effects and graphics, done in Hong Kong. Story is by Vinayan. Music is by Alphonse and lyrics Kaithapram. Jackie Shroff was imported from bollywood to act in this movie as a nobel winning scientist.
The cast includes Jakie Sheroff,Harisree Ashokan,Kavya Madhavan,Mukesh, Jagdish, Thilakan,Ramu, Rajan P. Dev, Bheeman Raghu, Saddique, TP Madhavan, Baburaj, Indrans, Karthika, Merin Amritheswaram, Ambili, Shalini.
Well done fantasy movies, like My Dear Kuttichathan,Â have the power to influence children. We hope that Athisayan would be a true children movie unlike Vinayan’s Athbhudha Dweep, which was replete with double entendre and cleavages.
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