If a couple of decades ago it was paintings, caricatures, cartoons, poetry and fiction that were the main weapons through which people expressed their excitement and rebellion, the new media has completely revolutionised the way people including poets, novelists, writers as well as commoners react to social issues.
Short films have emerged as a powerful tool in society’s hands and the new media makes it really inexpensive and efficient. Meet Sreeraj Onakkoor, who explores the various possibilities of short film making in his attempts to react to social issues.
Sreeraj is a journalist based in Kollam and is a movie freak. It was during regular chats with his friends the idea of making a short film crossed his mind. His first short film, Keni (the trap), released in 2014, was uploaded on YouTube and was viewed and lauded by a large audience. The movie spanning around 15 minutes narrates the experience of a young, independent woman who is being trapped by one of her close friends. The woman who maintains her presence of mind however escapes the situation which would have otherwise turned to be the worst.