The inauguration of exclusive preview ceremony of the short film ‘Lorry Girl’ was held at the IMA Hall, Kaloor, Kochi the other day. The function was presided over by Ernakulam District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth. Malayalam filmmaker Siddique inaugurated the world-wide projection and film maker Saleem Ahmed inaugurated the exclusive film preview.
The film traverses the life of a prostitute, Lakshmi, who is compelled to indulge in flesh trade with lorry drivers out of helplessness and not out of choice. But, on the other hand she is compassionate, sensitive, caring and emotional.
Lakshmi is a sincere and passionate lover of Kannan, a lorry driver. She is also a very protective mother to her daughter Kani. The movie revolves around Kannan-Lakshmi-Kani relationships.
‘Lorry Girl’ is an attempt to project the need for eradicating AIDS from society and using condoms.
The selection of an undefined border as the back drop and the representation of common place characters are meant to instil awareness among the masses.
“The idea came when I was chit-chatting with ‘real life characters’ at a function and later I created this plot because this was relevant and more awareness was needed about this life threatening disease,” said Sandeep, director of the movie.
“The film voices a social cause and the need for creating awareness made us work very hard,” said Sharan and Rani, a real life couple who played the main cast in the film.
The movie is set for a world-wide projection in 40 centres on behalf of World AIDS Day on December 1. It is the first time a short movie is projected worldwide. The centres selected include the UK, the UAE, Brazil, Australia, Philippines, Cyprus and the USA.
The film has been made under Pampally Productions in association with BCG Healthcare.