The Wonder World
More of an experimental movie in nature, the Wonder World (Athisayalokam) was the debut attempt by Kazhcha. The 17-minute film, shot in 2011, depicts the ongoing tussle between the fantasies and stark realities of life.
In a novel attempt, the film was made with contributions from various corners. An amount of Rs 100 each was collected from well-wishers. The film directed by Sanal Sasidharan had noted cinematographer Sunny Joseph handling camera and editing done by Beena Paul. Sujith portrayed the protagonist with ease.
The Wonder World was screened at the International Video Fest 2003 and a couple of other short film festivals in the country. Many years after, when released online, The Wonder World got wide appreciation from film lovers.
Can be termed as one of the first-ever film attempts, to be made out of the blog, Parole had its entire team coming from the blogger world. Right from the scrpt (K V Manikandan – Sankuchithan), each and every role was handled by established bloggers. Directed by Sanal Sasidharan (sanathanan), the film had its cinematography by another blogger Reji Prasad.
Produced by Dileep S Nair, the film had its prominent characters portrayed by Karamana Sudheer, Sandhya Ramesh, Vijayan Chathanoor, Valsala Balagopal, Viplavam Balan, Rejeesh P, Siji, Abhijith, Kunjo and Kalayani.
The film won quite a few accolades and was screened at many film festivals. Parole won the Best Telefilm award at Images 2008 video film fest. In addition, Manikandan and Rejiprasad won special jury mention for script and photography.
The most known short film project from Kazhcha. The 20-minute short fiction essays the closely-fought battle between life and death. Through its razor-sharp portrayal, the film probes what prompts humans on the verge of taking their own lives to suddenly muster a frenzied resolve to dominate.
Krishnan Balakrishnan and Ratul Sree play the film’s protagonists. Reji Prasad has cranked the camera. Editing is by Jayesh. Frog is based on a story jointly written by director Sanal Sasidharan and Harikishore Surendran.
Frog has been selected to various international film festivals across the country. It has won three state awards in the Kerala State Television Awards 2012. Frog was adjudged as the best tele-film in the year. It has also received award for best background Score and a Special Jury award went to Ratul Sreekumar who acted as the confused youngster in the movie.
Oraalppokkam, the first feature length film from Kazhcha & the directorial debut of Sanalkumar Sasidharan is also the first online crowd funded film of Kerala. It went on to win critical acclaim and few awards like NETPAC and FIPRESCI at IFFK, Aravindan Puraskaram for Best Directorial Excellence and John Abraham award for Best Directorial Excellence.it got also featured in prominent film festivals.
Prakash Bare and Meena Kandaswamy played the lead roles. Indrajit handled the camera and Appu Bhattathiri did Editing.