In the process of bringing her family members together for a family photograph, a 45-year-old homemaker, Vasavi Sarathi, realises how important it is to be an individual first. Inspired from the many lives of mothers who had sacrificed their jobs for their kids, ‘Ilavelpu’ follows Vasavi’s struggles with her dysfunctional family, how her children and her pet dog help her get back to her career after a hiatus of lifetime.

  • Tapasi Raju Yerra
  • Tapasi Raju Yerra
  • Rishab Singamsetti
  • Mourya Ila
  • Shreyas Chennamadhauni
  • Annapurna College of Film and Media
  • Bala Kameshwari
    Key Cast
    "Vasavi Sarathi"
  • Arhat Bodhi
    Key Cast
  • Alekhya Vepuri
    Key Cast
  • Vijaya Raghava
    Key Cast
    "Uttam Kumar"
  • Radhika Sarathi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,505 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Annapurna College of Film and Media
Director Biography - Tapasi Raju Yerra

Tapasi Raju Yerra is a writer and director. He is one of the only two Indians to represent India at 4th BRICS Film Festival, Niteroi, Brazil in 2019. He won 'Special Mention Best Young Critic Award' at JIO MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival in 2018. He completed his 'Bachelors in Filmmaking' from Annapurna College of Film and Media and is currently working as an assistant director in Indian Film Industry.

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Director Statement

While I was 11 years old, my mother left her job to relocate herself to a major city with me so that her son can get better opportunities. I only understood the extent of her sacrifice in recent years and I was stunned that she did that for me. Since then, I came across and read about many mothers who sacrificed themselves for their families and they inspire me to even work harder. 'Ilavelpu' is not just a tribute to them but also an appeal to fellow sons and daughters to look beyond what one can see and help their mothers in pursuing their dreams.