Private Project

The False Eye

Vincent, a 10 year old boy steals a GoPro Camera kept for surveillance in a local provision store aspiring to make a cinema. Along with his friends Rosy & Kishore, Vincent begins shooting. But soon Rosy gets into an argument with the boys as they mock her looks. She leaves the shoot midway leaving Vincent’s plans astray. A sense of guilt takes over Vincent and he decides to return or abandon the camera. Their attempts to abandon the Camera fails and ends up getting caught by some men in his neighbourhood. As the camera’s control changes hands, it becomes an instrument for privacy intrusion and begins to instigate violence. The boys get caught on the wrong side of these actions and ends up in an irrecoverable loss. This film is entirely shot on a GoPro and the story is narrated entirely from the perspective of the Camera.

  • Rahul Riji Nair
    Light in the Room, Dakini
  • Rahul Riji Nair
    Light in the Room, Dakini
  • Rahul Riji Nair
    Light in the Room
  • Vasudev Saji
    Key Cast
  • Vinitha Koshy
    Key Cast
  • Suryadev Saji
    Key Cast
  • Renjit Shekar
    Key Cast
  • P J Unnikrishnan
    Key Cast
    "Police Inspector"
  • Vijay Induchoodan
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Kalla Nottam
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    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
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Director Biography - Rahul Riji Nair

Rahul Riji Nair is a State Award winning filmmaker, script writer and producer based out in Kerala, India. His debut feature film “Ottamuri Velicham” (Light in the Room) had won 4 awards in Kerala State Film Awards 2017, including Best Feature Film of the year. The film had its World Premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival 2018 and its India Premiere at the India Gold Competition Section of the prestigious Mumbai International Film Festival. The film also won the prestigious German Star of India Award for Best Feature film at the Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart. Rahul ventured into Independent Film Making through Documentaries, Short Films and Music Videos. He founded the production company First Print Studios in 2011 and is currently serving the company as its CEO.

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Director Statement

In a state like Kerala which boasts of high literacy rates, cases of moral policing is on the rise due to the regressive and rigid moral codes which are packaged as cultural and religious norms. A woman’s privacy is today a soft target with the constantly rising voyeuristic nature of the society. It is constantly held hostage and is used as a tool to threaten and blackmail them to conformity. They are often judged by a false gaze manufactured by the various mainstream institutions including cinema. “Kalla Nottam” explores how a woman’s trust is abused and her integrity questioned by the constant false gaze she encounters at various stages of her life. With the film’s treatment, we strive to put the audience on the shoes of the character in a specific situation to deliver a more direct and immersive narrative.