Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Climate For Crime - Adoor's New Film

A CLIMATE FOR CRIME Oru Pennum Randaanum Adoor Gopalakrishnan's latest offering to film lovers and cineastes.

From Adoor Gopalakrishnan's website:

Period and background The 1940s. The Princely State of Travancore, South India. The Second World War being fought in Europe had cast its shadow on colonial British India. Daily necessities like food, clothing, kerosene, petrol were scarce. Unemployment grew while hoarding of grains became routine. Set against such times, the four stories in this film relate to crimes committed by the deprived, as well as the comparatively privileged landed gentry.

Short Synopsis: A film about crime in different contexts and situations

A poor schoolboy fervently yearns to reform his father who is a thief

Two policemen collude to frame a rickshaw-puller in a burglary of which he is innocent

A student suffers trauma over having to abort the pregnancy of his girl friend, a domestic

Two men, one elderly and the other middle aged, fight over a bewitching woman who doesn’t reveal her preferences

Images from Adoor Gopalakrishnan's website.

Click here to read the full article on this film in the above website.

Adoor also won the National Award for best director for his film Naalu Pennungal, based on Jnanapith award-winner Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai's four short stories. He has already won this award for four earlier films. These are Swayamvaram (1972), Anantharam, and Mathilukal.

Read Shobha Warrier's interview of Adoor in Rediff dot com (Sept 8 2009) by clicking here.

Also read (Rediff dot com) Before Resul Pookutty there was Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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