Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal DVD and VCD released by Movie Channel

Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal DVD and VCD released by Movie Channel

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VALIYA CHIRAKULLA PAKSHIKAL

 

Directed by Dr. Biju
Produced by Dr.A.K.Pillai
Written by Dr. Biju
Starring Kunchacko Boban
Nedumudi Venu
Suraj Venjaramoodu
Salim Kumar
Prakash Bare
James Bradford
Thampi Antony
Krishnan Balakrishnan
Sajeev Pillai
Krishnaprasad
Jayakrishnan
Dr.Muhammed Asheel
Anumol
Patricia Leduc
Pretti Johnson
Master Govardhan
Cinematography M. J. Radhakrishnan
Edited by Karthik Jogesh
Release dates
  • November 2015
Country India
Language Malayalam /English /French

 

Plot

The film is a partially fictionalized representation of the environmental disaster caused by the misuse of endosulfan pesticide in Kasaragod District of Kerala in India. This disaster was caused by nearly two and a half decades of endosulfan use on government-owned cashew plantations. The film explores the disastrous environmental and public health consequences of the pesticide misuse. It also concentrates on those health-related effects of endosulfan misuse, that persist to this day.

The film depicts the after-effects of the pesticide spraying through the eyes of a photographer. His first visit to the area was during a rainy season in 2001, and his photographs revealed the shocking state of the numerous victims to the world. Endosulfan-induced misery gained worldwide attention due to this exposure. When the photographer visited the area again in summer 2006, many of the young victims he had photographed during his earlier visit, had died. Even now, children are being affected with strange and debilitating diseases. In 2011, the Stockholm Summit of UN on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) recommended a total ban on endosulfan. India was the only country that opposed this decision. A year later, in 2012, the photographer returned to Kasaragod. He realized that apathy and indifference to the plight of these unfortunate victims persisted, and that the survivors continued to suffer.

 

Cast

  • Kunchacko Boban as Photographer
  • Nedumudi Venu as Chief Editor
  • Suraj Venjaramoodu as Minister
  • Salim Kumar as School Head Master
  • James Bradford as French Environment Scientist
  • Prakash Bare as Dr. Mohankumar
  • Thampi Antony as Avinash
  • Krishnan Balakrishnan as Villager
  • Sajeev Pillai as Government Secretary of Agriculture attending Stockholm Conference
  • Krishnaprasad as Reporter Venukumar
  • Jayakrishnan as Father
  • Dr.Muhammed Asheel as Doctor attending Stockholm Conference
  • sasi Paravur as Supreme Court justice
  • M.A.Nishad as Lawyer of DYFI.
  • Anumol as Environment Activist attending Stockholm Conference
  • Patricia Leduc as Chairperson, Stockholm Conference
  • Master Govardhan as Photographer”s childhood
  • Sree Pedre as Sree Pedre
  • Leelakumari Amma as Leelakumari Amma
  • Many real-life endosulfan victims

 

Festivals/Awards/ Nominations

Event/Year Category Result
63rd National Film Awards 2015 (India) National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation Won
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia, November 2015 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Official Competition
United Nations, Geneva, November 2015 United Nations Environment Programme Special Screening
World Humanitarian event, Jakarta, September 2015 World Humanitarian Award Won
International film festival of India, November 2015 Indian Panorama / UNESCO, Fellini Award Nominated
Kolkata International Film Festival , India, November, 2015 Indian Cinema Official Selection
International Film Festival of Kerala , India. November 2015 New Malayalam Cinema Official Selection
All Lights India International Film Festival , Kerala, India, November 2015 Indian Films Official selection
Pune International Film Festival , Pune, India, January 2016 Indian Cinema Official selection
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