Subramanyam, Anitha SubramanyamWith the bizarre of awards and honors pouring for Kannada filmdom here is another fabulous effort that is likely to bag honors. Congratulations to Mr Subramani and his wife Anitha Subramani for bringing out a digital format DVD/VCD format film on the life of eunuchs called ‘SLEEP’. It is an 84 minutes film the censor board has given U certificate and said they were looking for something creative. This one is ‘simply beautiful’ they said. Not only this under the new category (admission to digital format cinemas made) the film has entered the Indian Panorama section.
This is the first film made on the life of Female Hijadas. The credit for it goes to couple Subramani and Anitha. Revathi the eunuch from Tamil Nadu plays the lead role with a few others. There is no dialogue and only in the beginning there will background music.
Subramani has written the story, screenplay and also heads the megaphone while his wife Anitha is the producer of this shoestring budget.
Still from Sleep“We have lost the sleep after making the Kannada film ‘Nanage Neenu Ninage Naanu”. That has resulted in Rs.50 lakhs loss to us. Now the reason why we have taken up this film ‘Sleep’ is because the Hijadas in their life do not sleep mentally and physically in their life.
In a nutshell ‘Sleep’ is a film on those who don’t sleep peacefully (Female Hijadas) from those who have lost peaceful sleep in their life.
Revathi who played the lead role rang up and informed Anitha that after seeing the film the next day she slept till 12. It is because the mind has become very light. The first show of the 84 minutes ‘Sleep’ was screened for the association of Hijadas.
Anitha and Subramani have really taken more than two years to make a film on female Hijadas. The fraternity of eunuch does not have confidence in filmdom. Secondly there is a strong doubt that they are focused shabbily. The couple did not give chance for such apprehensions. They have noticed the pain behind the smile of hijadas. They moved around the hijadas for two years. They convinced them. The Hijadas from Shanthinagar, Kodigehalli and Jayanagar were invited them for their home functions. Earned the confidence explained the urgent need of it. Then only the association of eunuch took the telephone numbers of Subramani and Anitha. Their practice is not to give the telephone numbers but to take the numbers and then call the film maker after necessary meeting.
Explaining the trials and tribulations of making this cinema Ms Anitha Subramani says there are many female hijadas instances in their stock that is blood curdling.
The film on the social problem has been shot in 10 days single schedule.