Picturing the Grayer Shades of Life

Narrating how teenage girls are falling into the vicious circle that doesn’t have a comeback is debut director Krishnajith S Vijayan’s upcoming movie Flat No. 4B.

Published: 16th January 2014 02:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2014 02:25 PM   |  A+A-

We live in a super-technological era where the big wide world is on our fingertips on our computers and smartphones. And the misuse of the same technology has entrapped hundreds of children around us. Narrating these naked realities and how teenage girls are falling into the vicious circle that doesn’t have a come back is debut director Krishnajith S Vijayan’s upcoming movie Flat No. 4B. “The story revolves around a below middle class family who live in a low-cost flat in Kochi. The couple Raghu-Susan lead a simple family life. Though they face financial crunches like every other lower middle class family, still they are a happy lot,” says Riaz M T who has penned the story. Riaz also plays the male lead in the movie.

Raghu and Susan are inter-caste married couple who have three kids. Raghu is a loving husband and a father who is trying hard to make the ends meet to keep his family happy. When the family is undergoing extreme financial crisis, Raghu instead of sharing it, carries the burden with himself. Raghu could not afford to pay even his children’s school bus fares and starts to take his children to school to save money. Eventually he looses his job and reaches a position where he is ready to take any job that will earn him money. He ends up becoming a security guard.

The movie takes a twist when Raghu’s daughter Revathi studying in Plus Two falls prey for some unexpected and unpleasant turn of events. It is a realistic story that sheds light on the social menace that is curbing us. It deals with the highly relevant issue of the safety of girl children and how they get cheated on a daily basis.

“Though the same issues have been much talked about in various films, ‘Flat No. 4B’ takes a realistic approach. It shows how a common man should act when he confront such situations. It also shows how children especially girls should be cautious when they get trapped in certain situations and how they should come out of it,” explains Riaz.

Lakshmi Sharma dons the role of Susan and Swarna Thomas plays the role of the daughter.  Sunil Sugatha, Sreejith Ravi, Aravind, Indrans, Kalasala Babu, Abid Anwar, James Aluva, Sreelatha Namboothiri, Moly Aunti,  Master Ajmal and Baby Sandra also come in key roles in the movie. The movie will hit the screens on January 24.

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