We journey with our protagonist through the stark landscapes of a drought-ridden region, profoundly impacted by human-induced climate change. As the parched present contrasts starkly with the lush memories of his childhood, spent joyfully playing by a vibrant river with his sister, our protagonist grapples with the harsh reality of ecological devastation. Through poignant storytelling, this film poetically underscores the profound connection between human actions and the haunting transformation of our natural world, inviting audiences to reflect on the cost of our collective inaction in the face of global warming.

  • Backer Pattanath
  • Abul Ahla Wandoor
  • Backer Pattanath
  • Nipolta Nidhi Ltd. Wandoor
  • Backer Pattanath
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  • Liya Nazar
    Key Cast
  • Naseef Odayi
    Key Cast
  • Nazar Puthoopadan
    Key Cast
  • Azemon Winter Media Wandoor
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    18 minutes 51 seconds
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    July 7, 2023
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    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Backer Pattanath, Abul Ahla Wandoor

Driven by a deep-seated passion for cinema and storytelling, Backer Pattanath embarked on a remarkable journey into the world of filmmaking. A few years ago, he took a leap of faith by directing his debut short film titled "Parcel." This thought-provoking and emotionally charged film garnered critical acclaim and established Backer Pattanath as a promising director with a unique voice.

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Director Statement

"Rithubendangal" is a deeply personal and reflective exploration of the profound connection between nature and human memory. It takes place in a parched, drought-stricken region, where the stark contrast between the barren present and the lush memories of the past serve as a poignant backdrop for the film's narrative.