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LIB- Life Is Beautiful

Life is beautiful revolves around the life journey of a lady auto driver Shibila. She is left alone in Hi Range Cottage, when national lockdown was imposed and observing institutional qura ntine . During this period she is longing to meet her child, but invain. She is impressed with the ideology of ' Chedimuthi'- a hard core nature activist, influenced by the vested interest of Aunty, cottage owner, who exploit and monetize any social need for self benefit. Film cautions us about the dangerous consequences of exploitation of nature and Greed of mankind that leads to inevitable natural calamities! This threat is constantly haunting the viewers with its ominous Spectacle that takes us through dream and reality.

  • Baijuraj Chekavar
    Director
  • Hema S Chandredath
    Writer
  • Chekavar's Street Arts
    Producer
  • Fara Shibila
    Key Cast
    "Shibila"
  • Sajna Najam
    Key Cast
    "Family Cottage Owner"
  • Laila
    Key Cast
    "Chedimuthy "
  • Akhil Prabhakar
    Key Cast
    "Sameer"
  • Ragesh Narayanan
    Cinematography
  • Deepu Joseph
    Editor
  • Bijibal
    Music
  • Renganaath Ravee
    Sound
  • Sumil Sreedhar
    VFX
  • Suresh Babu Nandana
    Art Director
  • Liju Prabhakar
    DI
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Pandemic, Thriller, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Malayalam
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kerala State Chalachitra Academy

    India
    Award for Best Screenplay
  • Mehfil Dubai international Film Festival
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Middle East Premiere
    Winner - Best Director, Best Cinematography
  • 9th International Film Festival of Shimla
    Himachal Pradesh
    India
    Special Jury Mention
  • Gaama International Film Festival ‘23

    Best Film, Best Director, Best Colourist, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
  • MFDC Film Festival

    Best Film 2023, Best Director
  • 4th MSVF Award

    Best Director
  • 13th Barath PJ Antony award

    Best Actress, Best Production design, Sp. Jury award for Direction
  • AK Lohithadas Award

    Best Production Design
  • International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala
    Thiruvananthapuram
    India
    Official Selection
  • Kuala Lampur International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Mithiwood International Film Festival 2022

    Official Selection
  • Shades international Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Soorya Festival

    Official Selection
  • IFFM

    Official Selection
  • C F F

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Baijuraj Chekavar

Baiju Raj Chekavar completed his studies in film direction and Script writing from Southern film Institute. Now he is working as an Associate Director in Malayalam Film Industry.

He has directed two music videos'; both educational and ecological namely; Knowledge is power and The World Winners; those bagged many awards in national and state level.

The documentary ; 'Poompattakalute Pallikkootam'; on special Schools of otherwise abled children was bestowed best documentary Award by Kerala state in 2017.

His last film is LIB (Life is beautiful,) that secured best script Award from the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy short Film Script Competitions.

Now Baiju Raj Chekavar is working on his premier feature film, staying in Cochin.

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Director Statement

When people were going through the unprecedented situation, shut in their or dwellings, isolated cut off from the society, they showed the tendency to reach out and reconnect. But once they slowly started attaining normalcy, again the greed crept in. Even scarcity of drinking water is the result of this greed! Even the creatures pay the price of man's incessant greed. This is not an imaginary situation. We will face nature's fury pretty soon.