Recently newspapers reported that the class teacher of a little girl who was raped in a Bangalore school covered up the fact and this resulted in the child being raped second time by the perpetrator who was also a teacher.
A group of worker ants laboriously carry off a dead lizard. In the background, a sombre music plays. As the credits come to an end, the little tableau exits the frame. This is how cinematographer Venu's directorial debut film, 'Munnariyippu' begins.
How old are you? is not an extraordinary movie. Perhaps, the most extraordinary thing about it is the fact that it is the gifted actress, Manju Warriers comeback vehicle after a decade and a half of domestic exile. The people of Kerala had been keenly looking forward to seeing Manju on screen again especially as news of the separation between the actress and her actor-producer husband, Dilip, became public.
The world as we know it is becoming increasingly polarized by the day - in religious, economic, ethnic and political terms. But the most significant polarization - globally- is happening in the economic sphere between the haves and the have-nots, as wealth becomes concentrated in the hands of a privileged few while the majority struggle to make ends meet.