Feature Films

RAKTHAM-THE BLOOD

(125 mins, Telugu,
Digital, 2017)

Raktham (English: The Blood) is an Indian film in Telugu (2017), inspired by the French philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Camus' 1949 play 'Les Justes' which traced its characters from actual assassins who lived and confronted their inner demons, as documented by Boris Savinkov in his 'Memoirs of a Terrorist' (1931). The film is directed by Rajesh Touchriver and produced by Social Activist Sunitha Krishnan.
The film highlights inescapable moral issues associated with murder and terrorism, even for an existentialist. The film explores a conflict between the ideology of nonviolence and right to kill people who inflict violence. Hate weighs down certain people into intolerable suffering and exists elsewhere as a comfortable system. In such a context, those who are unable to get rid of their own hearts even in the most contemptible of efforts, solicit respect and empathy. That lends rationale to narrate this group's revolt, their difficult brotherhood and the inner battles they fight to put themselves in tune with the plot to kill. While letting Camus lend voice to their struggles, the movie also dissects his philosophy of the absurd, raising rebuttals pertaining to the heart and a sense of belonging.

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NAA BANGAARU TALLI

(117 mins, Telugu,
Digital, 2013)

Naa bangaaru Talli” (My dearest Daughter) in Telugu explores the consequences of sex trafficking, testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations.
The filmmaker Rajesh Touchriver has specialized in innovative pictures that takes challenging risks. The film stars Siddiq, Anjali Patil, Lakshmi Menon, Ratnashekhar, Anup Arvindan, Nina Kurup, Warren Joseph and Sunil Kudvattoor.
The cinematography is by the very talented Ramathulasi with Rajiv Nair as the art director. Don Max is the editor. The fantastic 3 songs are done by Sharreth . Shantanu Moitra of the ‘Three Idiots’ fame has composed the Background score and a beautiful song.

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ENTE...

(116 mins, Malayalam
Digital, 2013)

Provocative, shocking and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled emotions, “Ente…”(Mine…) in malyalam explores the consequences of sex trafficking, testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations. Srinivas(Siddiq) is a wonderful and devoted father to Durga(Anjali Patil), and he provides her the best. Working in the city and maintaining his family in a small town works well for him for years. One day everything is shattered when Durga comes unannounced to the city to appear for an interview concerning her college admission. Durga’s life is brutally torn apart as Srinivas wrestles with grief, remorse, self pity and guilt. Prathyayam marks the telugu debut feature for both Siddiq Anjali Patil, Lakshmi Menon and Nina Kurup The filmmaker Rajesh Touchriver of the “In the name of Buddha” fame has specialized in innovative pictures that takes challenging risks. The film stars Siddiq, Anjali Patil, Lakshmi Menon, Ratnashekhar, Anup Arvindan, Nina Kurup, Warren Joseph and Sunil Kudvattoor. The cinematography is by the very talented Ramathulasi with Rajiv Nair as the art director. Don Max is the editor. The fantastic 3 songs are done by Sharreth . Shantanu Moitra of the ‘Three Idiots’ fame has composed the Background score and a beautiful song.

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Amaithikkaka...

(120 mins, English/Sinhalese/Tamil/Hindi,
anamorphic, 2009)

The movie Amaithikkaka is the filmmaker's response to this enormous human tragedy that has engulfed the lives of tens of thousands of innocent people. The film tells the story of Siva, a native Tamil from Sri Lanka (by implication, identical stories of thousands like him) who was compelled to leave his motherland and take refuge in UK. The story narrates the harrowing experience he went through, in vivid, visual details, with atrocities against women and children. The film portrays the agony of a people devastated by circumstances beyond their control, of ordinary folks who only wanted “peace of mind and a decent life,' as a protagonist puts it in the end. The focus is on the atrocities, flagrant violations of human rights by the Tamil freedom fighters and the Lankan Army. The message that emerges urges one to take a non-partisan stand condemning violence and blood-shed, no matter who the perpetrators are or what their justifications be. It is an impassioned plea to the collective conscience of all right thinking people, a plea to shun violence once for all and to turn to the path shown by the Buddha and Gandhi. The film upholds the value of compassion and abjures all forms of retribution. There is no room for rhetoric.

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Alex - The Blue Fox

(160 mins, Telugu,
35mm Anamorphic, 2005)

Alex means Alexander, a cop on special duty. He employs himself on a job he calls 'Blue Fox Operation'. He knows only one thing - save the innocent and shoot dead the criminals.

10 - The Strangers

(125 mins, Telugu, Hindi
35mm Anamorphic, 2005)

The film is a thriller and it’s theme is about a patient who is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

In The Name of Buddha

(150 mins, English/Sinhalese/Tamil/Hindi
35mm anamorphic, 2002)

SRI LANKA - A nation ravaged by armed ethnic conflict that has been raging for nearly two decades. The once peaceful and prosperous island in the Indian ocean, just a few miles away from the Indian sub-continent has witnessed one of the worst ever genocide in history. A sizeable segment of the population was forced to flee their homeland and to take asylum in other countries, trying, more often than not, in vain, to get refugee status. The following figures reveal the magnitude of the problem. UNHCR estimates that 917,000 Sri Lankans fled the country since 1983. 714,000 were internally displaced. Between 1989 and 1998, 156,926 applications for asylum were received in Europe alone. 31,271 sought asylum in Canada. 83,946 Sri Lankans applied for asylum in North America and Australia. In Britain, between 1980 and 2000, 41,985 sought asylum. More than 60,000 lost their lives during the two decades of war. The movie "In the name of Buddha” is the filmmaker's response to this enormous human tragedy that has engulfed the lives of tens of thousands of innocent people. The film tells the story of Siva, a native Tamil from Sri Lanka ( by implication identical stories of thousands like him) who was compelled to leave his motherland and take refuge in UK. The story narrates the harrowing experience he went through, in vivid, visual details, with atrocities against women and children . The film portrays the agony of a people devastated by circumstances beyond their control, of ordinary folks who only wanted 'peace of mind and a decent life' as a protagonist puts it in the end. The focus is on the atrocities, flagrant violations of human rights, by the freedom fighters, the Lankan Army, the Indian Peace Keeping Force - all vie with one another in inflicting mindless violence on the hapless victims. The message that emerges urges one to take a non-partisan stand condemning violence and blood-shed, no matter who the perpetrators are or what their justifications be. It's an impassioned plea to the collective conscience of all right thinking people, a plea to shun violence once for all and to turn to the path shown by the Buddha and Gandhi. The film upholds the value of compassion and abjures all forms of retribution. There is no room for rhetoric. Violence begets violence, what the world today needs is peace.

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