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Por Puzhukkal (War Worms)

Por Puzhukkal (War Worms) is a fantasy film where two woodcutters with golden eyes find a glowing ball inside a tree, setting off a perilous journey filled with greed, betrayal, and violence. A young boy without golden eyes witnesses the unfolding conflict and gets entangled in its consequences. The film exposes human darkness and evironmental ties.

  • Vippin P V
  • Vippin P V
  • Vippin P V
  • Melbin Thomas
    Key Cast
    "wood cutting boss"
  • Sunil Meleppuram
    Key Cast
    "wood cutter follower"
  • Vishnu K Krishna
    Key Cast
    "follower from restaurant"
  • Harigokuldas K P
    Key Cast
    "old man"
  • Nivin Mirror
    Key Cast
    "child artist"
  • Sujesh S
  • Renganaath Ravee
    Sound Designer
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  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Dark, Experimental, Silent Movie, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2023
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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Director Biography - Vippin P V

PV.Vippin is an Indian filmmaker who pursued his studies in cinematography in Chennai. He has been behind the camera for over a decade worked as an assistant/associate cinematographer for popular films with different renowned cinematographers in South Indian Cinema. He also done cinematography for more than 15 short films & a Tv show. His first directorial short film, “Irupuram - Two Sides (2017)”, won awards and acclaims for best cinematography & direction, Also screened it over 11 major film festivals such as Newyork Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Uk Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) and Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). His second directorial film is “Por Puzhukkal (War Worms)”, for which he also served as producer, writer & cinematographer.

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Director Statement

I wanted to make Por Puzhukkal (War Worms) to explore the connection between human beings and nature. It depicts a valuable resource hidden within a tree (which symbolises the resources we extract from the earth in various ways) and shows the intertwined relationship between humans and nature. The film serves as a warning, urging viewers to question their values and choices. Through human’s greedy fights over the resource, nature observes, and I tried to represent it like worms that grow from the fruits and consume them. The film culminates in a realisation of our shared vulnerability and dependence on the Earth’s ecosystem. Through a specific visuals and storytelling choices to create a new world, my goal is to leave an impact and provoke a thought on the theme poetically. For me, it’s a movie about peace, anti-violence and co-existence.