Dreaming of Words

Njattyela Sreedharan, a fourth standard drop-out, compiles a dictionary connecting four Indian languages. Travelling across four states and doing intensive research, he spent twenty five years making the multilingual dictionary. This unique dictionary offers a comparative study of Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. 'Dreaming of Words' traces Sreedharan's life, work, love for languages and the struggles to get the dictionary published. The film also explores the linguistic and cultural diversity in India.

  • Nandan
    Director
    Breath
  • Nandan
    Producer
    Breath
  • Njattyela Sreedharan
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Dr. K P Mohanan
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Dr. P K Pokker
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Seetharam master
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Usha N P
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • K K Ramesh
    Key Cast
    “Self”
  • Surjith S Pai
    Cinematographer
  • Sreeevalsan RS
    Editor
  • Akshay Vaidya
    Sound Designer
  • Arun Alat
    Music Composer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Malayalam, Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Nandan

Nandan is a writer and director from India. He was born in Kerala into a family prominent in the field of arts and literature. It was during his college days that he watched Akira Kurosawa's 'Rashomon' and decided to be a filmmaker. He completed his B.Tech in Civil Engineering and worked in Bengaluru though his interest was always in the fine arts. Then he moved to Mumbai to follow his passion in filmmaking. There he started his career by working in advertising films. Since then he has worked as an assistant director in several major feature films and many advertising films for various reputed brands. He is known for directing 'Breath' and 'Dreaming of Words'.
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