Inspired by true incident ‘Chilappol Daivam’ is an introspection into some of our deadly judgments (Watch Film)
Thursday 28 April 2022 6:36 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON April 28: As an important step in becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippcratic Oath reads: “Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God”.
When the protagonist in this short film titled ‘Chilappol Daivam’ (Sometimes God) reads out the Hippocratic oath, it is a reaffirmation and reminder to each one of us that they do live by it. But it begets the question on how much of that is given credence to by us these days, or if there is any introspection into how many doctors’ lives are lost due to the impunity we enjoy from some of the erroneous judgments we make at certain times leading to injurious consequences.
Inspired by a true incident (suicide of a doctor), ‘Chilapol Daivam’ dwelves into the mental health of doctors and how isolation and hostile condemnation can wreak havoc in their lives.
The director uses the traditional ritual art form of dance worship Theyyam to convey the story. People consider Theyyam as a channel to a God and they thus seek blessings from Theyyam. The protagonist here is dressing up as a Theyyam. The subtle reminder through the short film is for doctors not to be seen as God but rather see them as humans.
‘Chilapol Daivam’, starring Prayaga Martin, Nithin Prasanna, Merlin Reena was launched by noted director Basil Joseph on 27th April 2022 via Saina Movies Official Youtube Channel and it has since been receiving wide appreciation all over social media with heaping praises for its concept, making and performances.
The short film is directed by Vishnu Raj and has its Production Designer Sinto Antony, both Keralites based in the UK.
The short film is scripted by Mridul George and Anil Krishnan and produced by MIM & CGI Friends.
The team behind the project are: DOP Nousheed Shereef, NYX Lopez Music, Sooraj E S editing.
Sound Design by Renganath Ravee and Art by Pradeep M.V. Girish Kodungalloor Production Controller, Production Design by Sinto Antony, Shahanas Mohammad, Saira K S.
The short film was launched by noted director Basil Joseph.
Titles are by Ajith Kesavan, VFX by Ratheesh and Make-up by Sudha Sudakar and Parameswaran. Vipin Nair did the Sound Mixing and Vipin Raveendran is the singer.
Special Graphics by Shinu Dharman, Poster Design by Mohit Shyam, Lyrics Video by Vishnu C R and Stills by George Antony.
Click below to read about the real incident
Kerala doctor commits suicide following online attack on him after a child died at his clinic, fellow doctors allege ‘social media trial’
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