Nilavu -The First Malayalam Feature Film From Gulf

No man is an island. We live to love and be, loved. Even as the mind weaves its own fantasies and the heart layers it with different emotions, we are journeying on, searching for an anchor in the ebb and flow of time, in the different shades of Nilavu.

Hari is the protagonist of Nilavu, caught in the solitude of his own emotional disconnect. It is a journey that has led him away from the lush green, simple environs of his native Kerala to the lonesome, lost world of people brought together in a strange land, living in the shadows of synthetic dreams. Nilavu unfolds as a poignant story of the expatriate migrant workers in the Gulf countries.

Lakshmi, the other protagonist, is a nature lover, married to a rich businessperson, living in Bahrain. Lakshmi enjoys all the material luxuries that money can buy, yet feels lonesome and lost in a strange land of glass and concrete, caged in a dysfunctional relationship.

The magic of Nilavu is thus woven around the lives of Hari and Lakshmi and the solitude that brings them together, each searching for an emotional anchor. How their relationship evolves and where it leads to forms the core of Nilavu’s journey, exploring human emotions and the different shades of love, perception and belief.

Krishnan Haridas as ‘Hari’ and Sunita Sunil Nedungnadi as ‘Lakshmi’ bring to life the emotional complexities of expatriate life in the Gulf countries. Delving deep into the psyche of the Indian community, Nilavu, through a strong supporting cast, captures the dreams, desires and aspirations of the migrant workers and families as well as the cultural ethos of the region.

Nilavu is produced by Krishnan Haridas and Ajith Nair for NewSky productions and is directed by Ajith Nair, who has won recognition in Bahrain for his short films.  This movie is the maiden feature length film of Ajith Nair and his team of dedicated technicians. The movie scripted by Ajith Nair has been filmed in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as in Kerala, India with a cast of newcomers.

TItle Song -Movie – Nilavu

The magic of Nilavu is woven around the lives of Hari and Lakshmi and the solitude that brings them together, each searching for an emotional anchor. How their relationship evolves and where it leads to forms the core of Nilavu’s journey, exploring human emotions and the different shades of love, perception and belief.

Nilavu is produced by Krishnan Haridas and Ajith Nair for NewSky productions and is directed by Ajith Nair. The movie scripted by Ajith Nair has been filmed in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as in Kerala, India with a cast of newcomers.

Song : Ariyathe Onnum Parayathe

Lyrics, Music: Ajith Nair, Playback: G Venugopal, Starring: Hari, Srilekha

Song : Ravil Nila Mazha Keezhil

Lyrics: Ajith Nair, Music: Reji Gopinath, Playback : K.S. Chithra, Starrring: Haridas & Sunitha Nedungadi

Report by: Preetha  Kandanchatha

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