Kotthu is a film directed by Sibi Malayil after a gap of seven years. Asif Ali's film Kotthu hit the theatres recently. The film is continuing to run with critical and audience acclaim. On this occasion, the sitting MLA from Vatakara Constituency, KK Rema has come to the stage praising Kotthu.
Rama said that Kotthu is a film that addresses the issue of political murders in the backdrop of fictional village life in Kannur. Rama also noted that Kotthu is a film experience that tells the story of human relationships. She added that may this film be able to prompt a rethinking of political Kerala in the eye-rolling games of political leaders.
Read the words of KK Rama:
There are sacrifices in life that are part of progress toward great goals and ideals. Martyrdoms as part of human liberation. But it is not possible to idealize or validate the incidents of violence and killing politics in Kerala by keeping narrow selfish interests at the fore. The martyrs of the wrong party politics are the people who lose their lives in it. The young generation is falling victim to the interests of the leadership without any prior planning.
Women and children are the victims of this all-male politics. The balance of every political murder is women who bear the burden of the family alone and are angry with their children who cannot fly.
Kotthu, directed by Sibi Malayil, is a film that addresses this issue against the backdrop of fictional village life in Kannur. It is also a great cinematic experience that tells a story of heartwarming human relationships with this political theme. There are many relatable moments in this film for people with experience in public affairs. The female characters in the film, especially Sree Lakshmi's role as mother, are worth mentioning. Sree Lakshmi, with her presence on the screen, feels the emotional conflicts and sorrows that the mother feels due to her own son's sufferings without even much dialogue.
May this film inspire a rethink in political Kerala. To all the artists and behind-the-scenes crew who are a part of the movie.