Mollywood Shower Scenes Come Alive at KMB

Published: 08th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2015 03:21 AM   |  A+A-

KMB

KOCHI: The under-the-shower scenes of yesteryear beauties, once an integral part of commercial films in Malayalam, have got a new lease of life at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 through a captivating video installation by graphic designer Priyaranjan Lal.

The first segment of installation titled “Kuliyum mattu scenukalum” was showcased on Wednesday evening at the main Aspinwall House complex of KMB 2014. The continuation will be staged on Thursday 6.30 pm at the same venue at the Umbrella Pavilion of Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi.

The installation, a novel art concept that happened as part of the 100-day Artists’ Cinema festival, has a close relationship with the storyline of ‘Kanyaka Talkies’, directed by K R Manoj, which was screened on the sixth day of the film festival. Though these scenes have been replaced by more bold acts in movies with the advancement of technology, those are still gentle reminders of the erotic past of Malayalam cinema.

“These scenes were once a way to cut into titillating shots in the movies of the past era,” said Priyaranjan Lal. “This installation was born out of the primary level discussions that happened between me and the film’s director,” he added.

Although the climax of ‘Kanyaka Talkies’ is displayed in some part of the installation, the evening show at Aspinwall House is like a continuation of the whole movie. This includes shots that are not included in the original movie.

“The big opportunity that Biennale has given us in the contemporary art field is the chance to display our video installation and it has become a launch pad for the promotional programmes of  the film  ahead of its official release. Other film festivals do not offer such an opportunity to showcase an installation along with the movie,” said Manoj.

The movie  has been showcased in 19 film festivals both at home and abroad.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kochi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp