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இரவின் நிழல் (Iravin Nizhal)

Shadow of the Night - The Documentary

Directed by: Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Duration: 30 minutes
Subtitles English
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Shadow of the Night - The Documentary
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The Documentary

‘Iravin Nizhal Making’ is a documentary style film, giving a front seat view of the struggles and challenges behind creating the World’s First Non-Linear Single Shot Film Iravin Nizhal. With voiceovers by its writer, director, producer and lead actor Radhakrishnan Parthiban, the film has behind the scenes footage, footage from the actual film and interviews of its cast and crew.
This path breaking effort was filmed through an enormous set consisting of 59 set-ups, with over 300 actors including children and animals, 150 technicians, numerous costumes and make up changes, 50 years of time periods, special effects like rain and fire, all beautifully choreographed into a single shot and achieved after a whopping 90 days of rehearsals.
Despite numerous rehearsals, numerous surprises and challenges propped up for the crew that they had to overcome with improvisation and creativity. The documentary follows the crew’s emotional experience of pulling off all-consuming feat and take number 23 is the final film, a ‘never before’ experience.
Does Night have a shadow? Is it possible to witness the
shadow once you enter it? If you could, it would be one
of those ploys of a supernatural force, this supernatural
force, taking the form of a dark/gloomy face, is seated
inside a film vanity. He takes his gun out, checks the
bullets and switches on the voice recorder, "Fuckers,
don’t write whatever you wish”. As he records a
monologue, corresponding visuals appear on screen in a
non-linear way. Unaware that his mother is dead, all
covered in her blood, lay his tiny infant hands gripping
her chest, trying to suckle for milk. So horrific was his
introduction to this world.
In the light of the police siren, his gun points a person
that only his finger is aware of. We are choked with
suspense and left shocked. Him the Night, and we like
his shadow simply follow his path.
Content Warnings: Adult Content, Nudity
Genres: Thriller
Studio: Akira Productions
Producers: Radhakrishnan ParthibanKeerthana Parthiepan
From: IN
Produced In: IN
Writers: Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Lead Actors: Radhakrishnan ParthibanNone
Supporting Actors: Varalaxmi SarathkumarRobo ShankarBrigida Saga
Key Crew: Krishnamoorthy - Co DirectorArthur A Wilson - CinematographerVijaimurugan - Production Design

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