Private Project

The 137 Auditions of Avrahaam Yaakob

The 137 Auditions of Avrahaam Yaakob is the story of one man's pursuit to become a perfect actor.

Avrahaam Yaakob, one of the last remaining Jews from the old town of Fort Kochi, is almost 60. But he continues to attend cinema auditions. While others believe that his dream is to become a film star, his pursuit is something beyond. For him every audition is an opportunity to don a role and become another human being. It is his pursuit to understand mankind and become a better human.

  • Anup Narayanan
  • Anup Narayanan
  • Marigold Creative
  • Ramesh Varma
    Key Cast
    "Avrahaam Yaakob"
  • Anand Gopinathan
    Key Cast
    "Avner Yaakob"
  • Thushara Nambiar
    Key Cast
  • Rajesh Babu Raj
    Key Cast
  • Bhadra Venkideswaran
    Key Cast
  • Lalu Varghese
    Key Cast
  • Shamseena V T
    Key Cast
    "Rekha Thomas"
  • Mathai Bibin
    Key Cast
  • Aravindettan
    Key Cast
    "Manoj Meledath"
  • T S Vishnu
  • Anup Narayanan
  • Eby Kappithan
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    എവ്രഹാം യാക്കോബിന്റെ 137 ഓഡീഷനുകൾ
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
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  • Tokyo Lift-Off 2020
    Tokyo (Virtual)
    June 14, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Asian Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 14, 2020
    Best Actor Nomination,. Official Selection
  • Zee5 Global Content Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Leloun International Film Festival
    Syrian Arab Republic
Distribution Information
  • Marigold Creative
    Country: India
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anup Narayanan

Anup Narayanan is an independent film director from the South Indian city of Kochi by the Arabian Sea in Kerala, India. Anup started independently writing, directing and producing films from 2012 under his own independent banner OpenCinemas.

Over the years Anup has written and directed six short films along-with a handful of ads. The 137 Auditions of Avrahaam Yaakob is Anup's first independent feature.

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Director Statement

I have always been fascinated by actors. When they perform a role, do they "Act"the character, or, do they "Become" the character? How does that process impact their life? Is it painful? Is it joy?

The film, The 137 Auditions of Avrahaam Yaakob, is an attempt to discover answers to these questions.

The film journeys with the protagonist Avrahaam Yaakob, a wealthy Jew from the Jewish Quarter of Mattancherry, a South Indian town by the Arabian Sea. Yaakob keeps attempting cinema auditions, in spite of his advancing years.

The film makes a sincere attempt to experience his agony as well as joy as he pursues his dream of becoming a perfect actor.