Loiter through the corridors of any college and it is not unlikely that you would come across wall scribblings and drawings. Give a close observation and you would find several ‘serious’ pennings. The short film Chuvarezhuthukal rests on such a theme. ‘Moulded by a team of students from the Malayalam Department of the Government Arts and Science College here, Chuvarezhuthukal speaks about the trauma endured by a college boy who pours out his heart through his scribblings on the campus walls.
“Kids undergo immense pressures from their parents to live a life according to the latter’s wishes. These parents hardly realise that their children too have dreams about their own lives. After all, life is not about passing entrance examination and getting a medical seat,” says Prof K P Ravi, Head of the Malayalam Department.
Speaking more about Chuvarezhuthukal, Rahul Ramesh, the young script writer explains, “The protagonist is a young boy who decides to end his life because of the pressures from his family.
Though hailing from a reputed family, he has no taste for anything posh and expensive unlike his parents, who force him to live such a life.
With none to share his sorrow, the boy picks up the campus walls to pour out his feelings. Fortunately, some students and teachers happen to read these writings, who further take the initiative to bring back the boy to a better life.”
The Government Arts and Science College itself has served as the shooting location for the 23-minute short film which was released by veteran writer Kalpetta Narayan at a function held here.