Minukku

Director:
M. R. Rajan
English (subtitled), 58 min, 2006, India

'Minukku' is on the life and art of celebrated Kathakali performer Kottakkal Sivaraman who is turning 70 now. A film is shot in his village Karalmanna in Palakkad district. Veteran Malayalam film actor Nedumudi Venu appears in the film as a guest and interacts with Kotakkal Sivaraman. A rich Kathakali performance by Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair, Kalamandalam Gopi along with Sivaraman is another highlight of the film. Distinguished cartoonist Mr. E. P. Unni portrays important moments of Sivaraman and Kathakali performance. The film tries to evoke the artist's childhood and captures the unique acting moments of the artist.
 

 
Producer:
Bina Narayanan, Devadasan Keezheppatt
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Venu I. S. C.
Editing:
Narayanan A. V.
Sound:
T. Krishnanunni
Music:
Rajanandan K.B.
 
Awards and Screenings:

National Award for the Best biographical documentary award, 2006
Best documentary award from Kerala state film awards, 2006
IDPA award for the Best documentary, 2007
Best performing arts documentary award from Kalamandalam, 2008

Screenings:
International Film Festival, Kerala, 2006
Brave Festival, Warsaw, 2007
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2008