Lift-Off Sessions 2020
Director: Kishore A P
Writer: Kishore A P and Nithya
Producer: Kishore A P
Country of Origin: India
Fifteen years ago , a village next to a forest has been destroyed due to the greedy ” Granite Mining ” . some families have shifted to metropolitan cities ! like rats and other poor families have migrated to other villages like birds to survive .
‘Hiriyajja ‘ village elderly old man is role model ( Godfather like ) to the villagers with his principles . He develops extreme hatrednes towards
” Technology ” and its adverse effects on human life . Hiriyajja shelters 4-5 families inside the forest , who follow is ideals .
Hiriyajja controls younger generation with his tricks to sustain the happiness by reconnecting to the culture roots of the village alive and buried under the granite stones in a constructive view .
Hiriyaja plans everything in such a way that the next generations will boycott technology on their own . He makes a boy and a girl a pair and makes them plant a fruit plant at the destroyed village hill . In the story
12 years ago Hiriyajja had paired a boy named ” Nischinth ” (symbol of peace )and a girl named ” Navya ” ( Hope for New ) hoping that as they grow up they shall marry each other . Pairing is one of his tricks to emotionally build the bonding between a girl and a boy at an younger age so that they continue the village cultural identity . The boy has to leave the village the forest and the girl behind ! and has go away into the world outside and he has to survive ( survival is the fittest ) on his own the technological metropolitan city lives . And the girl has to wait looking after the plant for the to return . And after the ” first Fruit ” from tree only they can get into sexual relationships . The question weather the boy is influenced by the city life or is he still connected to his village is the most important element in the story . The girl has to wait , waiting shows the values of time and patience one has to develop in understanding the importance of love and care relationships and gaining maturity .
In the story , it is the day Nischinth returns after 10 years from leaving the village . Navya has grown up , the tree is ready for its first fruit …
Unfortunately the Granite company owners have tied up the government and have started to clean the site for the extraction of ” URANIUM 92 ” forthe use of Nuclear Bomb …
on the same day the mining workers have been assigned to clean the granite site … Gaurav one the worker , changes his mind after learning that the company is planning for URANIUM extraction and after learning about destruction gets realization and quits the job . Unfortunately the tree of hope and love and culture had been chopped of by other two workers .
Nischinth and navya are separated again … we doesnt know about Nischinths survival story until the feature film is made . The next generation boy and girl ie Kadumallige and Avalokan get ready for their separation and hope chained under Hiriyajja’s principles . Humming for hope in the brink of extinction … in this adverse world without human values hints at new pandemic with new name and a war for another fame which is satirized in the story – kishore ap ( kishore Kubrick )
Experimental, Student, Short –