Even as Jude Anthany Joseph’s Sara’s’ makes waves as it tackles the subject of pregnancy, choices and a woman’s body, techie and author-turned film director Indu VR’s short film Mareechika (Mirage) deals with an equally complex theme.
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golden-rummy-cards,This short film focusses on different aspects of motherhood, societal pressure on young women to choose motherhood over everything else, how women are affected by it and the bond between a mother and her child.
When Indu decided to make her second short film, she focused on a subject close to her heart. “I have been subjected to it for 11 months after my marriage. During that relatively short duration, I had to answer questions on why I was not pregnant, got unsought advice on whether we should be consulting specialists and so on. I have not forgotten it even after years.”,barcelona-vs-sevilla-score-line
handball-ground-photo,Indu says she had also seen many women who had to bear the brunt of probing questions from inquisitive relatives, friends and acquaintances.betway-247
match-ka-bhav,As the lead character is a psychiatrist, Indu spent time with a practitioner to understand the challenges of the job and the kinds of problems they had to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Indu says that her “internship” proved to be of immense help in fleshing out the characters and their portrayal on screen.
As Devika, a disturbed young woman struggling with infertility problems, Smitha Ambu depicts her delusions and coping mechanism without becoming maudlin. “As I had seen patients like this, it was easy to communicate what I wanted from the actor. I was confident about the character,” explains Indu.,online-gambling-blackjack
As psychiatrist Dr Vasundhara Devi, poet-actor Meera Nair is a picture of composure and empathy. Techie Kanakan Nair, producer and Indu’s husband, appears as Devika’s husband. Indu’s daughter Nandana also has a role in the film.,floating-casino-goaonline-casino
Nevertheless, it was not all easy going for Indu. One of her crew members acted difficult with his mansplaining. Among many successful film directors in Technopark, Indu happens to be the only woman. One of the women directors chosen for a workshop conducted by Kerala State Film Development Corporation to mould women filmmakers, Indu hopes to direct her maiden feature film soon.,tennis-udstyr