Story of a lost journalist

December 20, 2008

End of IFFK! Sigh!

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 15:26

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So film festival came and went. All so fast! This was my first film festival but I have no clue how fast these 8 days went by or where all my hours went to?  I saw 15 films but most of my classmates saw more than that – one of them saw 28!


Yesterday as I stepped out of Kalabhavan (a movie theatre in Trivandrum) I felt a pang. I know I can go there anytime I want to. But for these past few days I have been going in and out of there like it was a second home. Even other Cinemas for that matter – that freedom which media didn’t fail to highlight – women walking into theaters alone and late in the night! 9:30 p.m. didn’t seem like an odd time to take an auto rickshaw all by yourself. The roads were all crowded, people were there – and everyone seemed to mind their own business or else the movies. You wouldn’t think anyone was a bad guy or girl.


I hope the film festival leaves behind that feeling. It would be nice to wake up to that feeling everyday and sleep with it every night.


  1. Any recommendations for any of the movie you saw in the Festival?

    Comment by Binny V A — December 20, 2008 @ 21:19 | Reply

  2. @Binny, I seem to have missed out the ones people called the best – the likes of Yellow House, The Photograph, Postcards from Leningrad, Kanchivaram and so on. Among the ones I saw my favorites – Flower in the Pocket, Laila’s birthday, He who must die, Music Box, and Manjadikuru

    Comment by Cris — December 20, 2008 @ 22:54 | Reply

  3. Give us some more detaill…you are so lucky !

    Comment by Kavi — December 21, 2008 @ 23:32 | Reply

  4. I had always envied TVM folks for their accessibility to film festivals.Many a time had thought of leaving my Pts for a week to attend the festival. Should be bold enough next year to do it. Now we expect atleast one film review a day for next week.

    Comment by Charakan — December 22, 2008 @ 13:55 | Reply

  5. although a trivandrumite i never really knew that the film festival was a big hit…as am currently home i was really impressed by the following it had….anyways i think i ll stick to regular movies which i have missed over for the time being..:-P

    Comment by mathew — December 24, 2008 @ 14:20 | Reply

  6. Merry Christmas Dearo 🙂

    Wherez the two awards i gave you??grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 🙂

    Comment by Nimmy — December 25, 2008 @ 01:58 | Reply

  7. @Kavi, I am supposed to cover the reviews for my work-place so cant put them on my blog 🙂

    @Charakan, yeah being in Trivandrum has its advantages I guess. Dont miss it next time, its fun 🙂 Even the frontmost seats are fun to fight for!

    @mathew, hehe not a bad decision. Actually even I wasnt aware how popular it was till I went to take the pass this time. It was a nice long week and a day! And oh welcome to Tvm!

    @Nimmy, Belated Merry Xmas to you too dear. I am dealing with the awards today 🙂

    Comment by Cris — December 27, 2008 @ 13:16 | Reply

  8. Hi Cris,
    I am from the Manjadikuru team. It IFFK 2008 , we had our first public screening of the film. As part of our website content, we are collecting reviews of Manjadikuru from the audience present at Kalabhavan on 17th Dec. From your blog, I understand you have watched the film. Would appreciate it very much if you could send us your review of the film on Also, if you know anyone else who watched the film please pass this message to them.
    Thank you very much,

    Comment by Arvind — December 30, 2008 @ 12:44 | Reply

  9. @Arvind, Thanks for dropping by. I have sent you a short review by email 🙂

    Comment by Cris — December 30, 2008 @ 14:19 | Reply

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