Akhil Sajeendran’s Anna, which zooms in on an harmless want of a younger lady, takes inspiration from Paulo Coelho’s well-known quote
Little Anna harbours a easy want — for as soon as, she needs to ring the conductor’s bell within the bus she travels to highschool on daily basis. It is a innocent want the schoolgirl has been cherishing for some time, a lot in order that she even lights candles for the mom goddess. But will the ‘universe’ grant her want?
Malayalam quick movie Anna, which has gone viral for its heat remedy and message of hope, zooms in on the titular lady and her harmless want. The quick revolves across the well-known inspirational quote by creator Paulo Coelho in his e book The Alchemist — “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Akhil Sajeendran, who directed the movie, says he was impressed by a real-life story to provide you with the concept. “One of my friends’ sister in fact had such a secret wish [to ring the bell in a bus] when she was young. She mentioned this casually when one day we met up during a function,” recollects Akhil from Ernakulam.
He then teamed up along with his pals Anandu Manohar, Ajay Varghese and Arun Abraham — all film buffs — who lent a serving to hand with the script. The predominant character of Anna is performed by eight-year-old Jiah Imran. Akhil says Anna was shot in June in Ernakulam consistent with COVID-19 protocol.
One component that ‘rings’ all through the movie is the employment of the sound of bell or clock chiming as an auditory leitmotif. There is even a little bit of properly performed VFX within the introduction scene, other than a four-line tune sung by Christakala, famous for her quantity ‘Pathinettu Vayasu’ within the film Uyare.
Akhil says he felt the quick movie would resonate with every one. “Everyone harbours small wishes in their hearts. They might seem to silly to others but may be significant for the person concerned. Perhaps, it is even more so for kids,” he says.
Anna will be watched on YouTube