Vellapokkathil (Jayaraj) India

India. 26 min. 2008

The flood that visited Kerala during 1928 was unprecedented and devastating. The actual events and experiences moved Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai to pen this story. This short film based on the above story brings out the beast in human beings set amidst the backdrop in Kuttanad. The same story relived before me when I saw the footage of the aftermath of a recent hurricane in America. What stood apart as a stark reality, unblemished by time and location, was the human character, ungratefulness ingrained in its very nature.